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The Kids Love Nature Kindergarten at Avon Heath opened in August 2012, was our very first. It was also the first kindergarten in the country situated on a Country Park and partnered directly with the Rangers. Its first Ofsted inspection was awarded Outstanding in all areas in January 2013.

Avon Heath Country Park contains 600 acres of protected heathland, one of the rarest habitats in Europe. Many of the animals here are protected species and can't be found anywhere else on Earth. As a result, this heathland has SSSI (site of specific scientific interest) status. Looking for kindergartens in Ringwood? Enrol now

The country park is beautifully maintained by the Countryside Rangers, who work with children and teachers of the kindergarten for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon during ‘Explorer Sessions’.

“All the staff are so friendly and welcoming. They have been great in helping my son adjust to a new situation. It's lovely to hear on our way home in the car, the fun things they've been up to during the day i.e. the ranger walks, swinging in the hammock, playing in the sand, collecting the chicken's eggs, reading, drawing and even cuddling up for a story.”

Emma, Parent

“Choosing the Kids Love Nature Kindergarten was an easy decision. We wanted Freddie to “go and be a child” for as long as possible, so being outdoors and getting muddy was important to us. We were worried how he would transition from the outdoor tree climbing lifestyle he loved to the class room. In the end we needn’t have worried, as it’s been a pleasure to watch Freddie apply the skills he has learnt at KLN to thrive at school.”

Julia and Mike, Parents

Things to know:

  • Ages  2 - 5 years

  • Opening Hours 8am - 5pm, 51 weeks of the year

    Fees September 2019 to August 2020

  • Daily Fee £52 - includes organic lunch and snacks, nature school sessions in the country park with the rangers, visiting artist fees, cooking sessions and relaxation sessions.  

  • Registration Fee £50 (includes annual car park pass to Avon Heath Country Park)

  • Holiday spaces available for 4 - 8 year olds

  • 2, 3 and 4-year old funding available

Registration NOW OPEN!

'Outstanding' Ofsted 2013


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For more information, please contact the Avon Heath Kindergarten:

Telephone: 01425 483889

Address:  Kids Love Nature Kindergarten at Avon Heath, Avon Heath Country Park, Brocks Pine, St Ives. Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2DH.