The next step in your preschool child’s education

We have come to the time of year when many of you are considering what the next step is for your child with regards to their education. We always receive many requests from families who are unsure about what their options are and are also unsure how to make what can feel like a monumental […] Continue reading

A peek at a day at Venture Kitley Farm and Venture Hope Cove

A peek at of some of the adventures shared in this weeks' learning journals: Monday this week at Venture Kitley Farm and Venture Hope Cove.   Monday at Venture Kitley FarmArriving into the Venture garden fresh from the weekend, all the children had lots to get on with!Over the weekend a fort/ castle/ pirate ship […] Continue reading

Give me the wild children… aching to run through a field of stars…

At this time of year, we often have many discussions about the challenges that children encounter throughout a day at Venture. However, our discussions more recently are more focused on how we are totally astonished by the tenacity of our children and how much they have all overcome in just a few weeks.We are very […] Continue reading

The wonders of going for walks

We often go for walks at Venture, but there is so much more to these than ‘just going for a walk’. Today’s walk was a fine example of what the children have been learning throughout the term so far. As always at Venture, we like a challenge. The very nature of our kindergarten is a challenge. […] Continue reading

Learning to find magic in challenging times

Life at the moment is challenging for all of us in one way or another. We feel extremely grateful to escape to this little peaceful corner of the world and to spend the day experiencing life through the eyes of a child, as magical and extraordinary. There have been many special moments this half term […] Continue reading

Why the adults at Venture are ‘not helpful’

What an incredible term we have had so far. We are so proud of the achievements many of the children have made and our hearts sing as we scan our eyes across the garden to watch a flurry of enthusiastic, happy and busy children. As we have had some questions and queries from parents since our […] Continue reading

Hope Cove team

As we near the end of our first term back at Venture, as well as welcoming many new children we have also welcomed wonderful new people to our team. Here are some of their thoughts on Venture. Cathryn has revelled in her first term at Venture and has been particularly blown away watching the learning […] Continue reading

Venture Kitley Farm, a parents’ view

We really enjoyed reading this beautifully written account and Natasha has very kindly allowed us to share it with you all. If any of you ever feel inclined to share your thoughts of Venture we would love to receive more parents’ views/write ups. REVIEW – Venture Kindergarten for Green Parent Magazine By Natasha Block Hicks […] Continue reading

Autumn outdoors

We can’t believe that we are nearing the end of the first half of the Autumn term at Venture Kitley Farm.  It is at this time of year that we usually like to invite parents into our settings to gain an insight into the unique model of learning we use at Venture, but as current […] Continue reading

First six weeks at Venture Kitley Farm

We have had a truly brilliant 6 weeks at our new Kitley Farm setting and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all. We have been lucky to have a great combination of sun and rain, giving us many different opportunities and experiences. From splashing in puddles, delighting in being squirted by the hose and […] Continue reading