Megan’s Childhood Memories
I grew up in a small village in Devon. It was one of those villages where you know everyone, a wonderful place to grow up. Days were spent walking to the common at the top of the village with my sister, collecting sticks along the way to build dens and fires. Finding the steepest lane […] Continue reading
Reflections on Venture
As we excitedly move on to new adventures and opening another Kindergarten, we are looking at what we have created, and ensuring that we don’t lose sight of what our vision and dreams are. We continue to strive towards the perfect environment for the children, and within this the most rewarding job for our practitioners. […] Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE Pioneering South Hams kindergarten to open two new sites Expansion in response to huge demand for places Endorsement of unique outdoor educational approach A pioneering South Hams kindergarten is to open two new sites in Yealmpton and Kingsbridge following unprecedented demand for places. Venture Outdoor Kindergarten, which has operated from a base […] Continue reading
A visit from Ofsted… and some exciting news!
We have had another fantastic term at Venture and I know that our amazing Venture team have also enjoyed every minute of it. We have all appreciated the reward that the more challenging winter weather brings. There is nothing like feeling that you really deserve a hot chocolate by the fire, and your lunch always […] Continue reading
“Don’t you know that everything at Venture is just magic!”
What a truly wonderful first half term at venture for lots of new children and myself too. It is quite incredible to see how quickly both old and new venturers have settled and wonderful to observe more experienced children holding a hand and showing new children the ropes, myself included. Our days at venture are […] Continue reading
Find us in The Green Parent Magazine
It was lovely to be approached again by The Green Parent magazine, this time to be included in their special edition on learning. They asked us how we create such a strong sense of community at Venture. We recommend buying this interesting and inspirational magazine, but you can also take a sneaky peak at our […] Continue reading
Tree climbing for school readiness
The last few weeks at Venture have been particularly dreamy. The days when we decide to climb the hills are definitely some of the most memorable. But there has been something else which has been really incredible to watch, another way in which the children can change their perspective, and this has been tree climbing. […] Continue reading
What on earth are they doing?!
What on earth are they doing?! Is the look we have been given from onlookers many times so far this term. As we battle our way through the wind and the rain or sit having a picnic in a squall. We were even offered shelter in someone’s house on the day of the hail, which […] Continue reading
Birthdays and Broccoli: a formula for happy, balanced children.
The curriculum is only a narrow part of the formula for happy, balanced children. What do we believe is important at Venture Outdoor Kindergarten? Manners, conversation, confidence, resilience, less technology, more time together with loved ones, discussion/debate, exercise and fresh air, being read to, being loved, taking days off for no particular reason, spending birthdays […] Continue reading
Born to be Wild: Venture featured in Manor Magazine
We were so excited to be featured in Manor Magazine! Read the lovely article by Anna Turns here.Continue reading