Inspired by nature, learning through play

Children at Little Birds Forest Nursery grow and are encouraged to lead the way to become happy, healthy, creative and critical thinkers who are resilient, feel valued, and develop an unshakeable foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

Out in all weathers, our children embrace nature in our fully outdoor forest nursery and our woodland, field, meadow, beach and garden become our Little Bird's third teacher. Our philosophy is inspired by the world renowned Reggio Emilia pedagogy, combined with the Scandinavian Skogsmulle approach and our Little Birds access meaningful, deep and project led learning, all in the beautiful setting of the South Downs. 


We aim to offer all busy families inspirational full-time childcare, at a competitive rate with unparalleled value for money, with highly talented and intuitive staff, in a nurturing, rich and natural environment.

What do we do at Little Birds?


At Little Birds Outdoor Nursery, children have the big wide world ready to explore. Our magical setting is in the South Downs Park, and we have rolling countryside, native woodlands, and wide open spaces at our feet.


"Play is the child's work" we believe in play, and we embed and offer Forest School at the heart of our ethos, children access valuable free play experiences every day.


The ever changing natural world is the third teacher. We draw inspiration from the Reggio Emilia philosophy to deliver world class approach to learning


Meaningful, nurturing Early Years experiences


Why a Forest School Nursery?


Growing wild and free

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About us

"Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above.

Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth.

Then they will begin to think,

and to think is the beginning of real education.

David Polis

Visit Us

We welcome visitors, parents and educators. If you have any questions about our pegagogy or would like to come and see our spaces, or register for our launch opening day, please email

Happy Outdoor Classroom Day! Why not make every day an Outdoor Classroom Day!

May 17, 2018

Growing in the wild West (Sussex)

January 1, 2018

Beautiful Bury

November 28, 2017

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Bury, Pulborough RH20, UK

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