A balance between freedom and structure is essential for development. Your child will be encouraged to make their own choices and express themselves through independent play, while also benefitting from additional structure through planned activities and group learning.

A nursery child walking across stepping stones in the grounds of The Elms private nursery and pre-school

Outdoor fun

The Nursery garden and outside play area provide lots of opportunity for outdoor fun in a safe environment. Outdoor role play, group games and a variety of play equipment keep the children happy, from parachute time to our special music wall.

hands on and imaginative activities

The learning environment is set up in areas for children to self-select their resources. Staff create exciting and engaging reasons to play.


Butterflies have their lunch together in the Nursery eating area. We provide all children with a healthy, hot lunch every day, made by our experienced catering staff. This routine helps to prepare the children for the more structured lunches they will have in Pre-School.


Our sensory room is a unique space that benefits all ages. Lights, sounds and toys create a stimulating sensory experience and the relaxing atmosphere makes it an ideal naptime area.


The children love to explore the outdoors on a larger scale with daily walks in Trent College’s grounds

The woodland within Trent College’s 45-acre campus offers an exciting new learning environment where children can discover nature.

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