Hands on Learning Experiences

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.

Hands on Learning Experiences

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.

Animals and Farm

Meadow Lane has a variety of animals in it's onsite farm, the children help with the feeding and grooming every day.

Process Art and the Atelier

At Meadow Lane we believe that children need plenty of opportunities to express themselves in as many ways as possible.

Our Gardens

Our gardens are open all year round for the children to be in touch with nature and the seasons.

Growing our own...

Our Kitchen garden is used daily to grow our own fruit and vegetables as well as flowers for us to learn about.
MeadowLane why come to us

Why come to us?

Our open outdoor policy ensures that our children have the choice to play and learn outside or inside as much as they desire. We allow the children to move freely between our indoor and outdoor play spaces...
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Our Philosophy

Setting the standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. Quality teaching and child-led learning ensures their development...
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Meet the Team

We employ a well-qualified and friendly team of childcare educators that are all DBS checked and offer knowledge and experience in childcare, education, child protection and first aid.
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Meadow Lane Children’s Nursery

Meadow Lane Children’s Nursery is based on a wonderfully unique location of Farmland in St Ives. With livestock, allotments and vases indoor and outdoor play spaces. This beautiful location allows us to offer regular Forest School sessions and plenty of outdoor play and learning. Giving the children the opportunity to be at one with nature.

We follow the Early Years curriculum alongside the Reggio Emilia approach. This enables us to encourage children’s learning and development in the seven areas, whilst incorporating the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration, discovery and play.

The environment is changing and being adapted all the time to support the interests of the children within the setting. The children are at the heart and centre of everything we do and are the reason we make and create resource for the environment by hand to spark that imagination and curiosity day to day. With questions being more important than the answers staff can co learn alongside the children and let each child grow at their own pace.

We believe that the self-confidence gained through all those varied experiences and the skills and knowledge built naturally through self-directed play will allow children to become lifelong learners.

We have four classrooms here at Meadow Lane; Dandelion’s, Daffodil’s, Daisy’s and Dahlia’s.

The children transition from room to room and it is assessed throughout the year based on the children’s development.We use inquiry based learning in each classroom where we look at the children’s interests and come up with a question/topic which incorporates those interests to further the children’s learning.