Have You Seen Our Nursery Prospectus?

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No matter how old you get, may you always stop to fill your pockets with smooth stones, empty snail shells, and other little treasures
Nicolette Sowder

About Nestlings

Immerse yourself in a world of boundless curiosity and hands-on exploration at Nestlings Forest School. Nestled in the heart of nature, Nestlings offers captivating learning environments where individuals of all ages can connect with the great outdoors in meaningful and transformative ways. Rooted in the principles of experiential education, Nestlings Forest School encourages participants to embark on a journey of discovery, fostering resilience, creativity, and a profound understanding of the natural world. Guided by skilled facilitators, every visit to our Forest School becomes a stepping stone towards holistic growth, where learning comes to life amidst rustling leaves, dappled sunlight, and the enchanting symphony of the forest. Welcome to a realm of hands-on learning and unforgettable adventures – welcome to Nestlings Forest School.

The Nestlings Team


Michelle Blakemoore-Irving

Owner and Forest School Leader

Hi, I’m Michelle and I am a qualified Early Years Teacher, College Lecturer, Children and Young Person’s Counsellor, Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Paediatric First Aider. I love teaching children and young people about the wonders of nature and the joy of the outdoors. For me, mess definitely means fun and the best days always end in dirty clothes. I am ‘that child’ who always finds the muddy puddle to squelch in or who is looking for minibeasts in the dirt and under rocks. The natural environment is a wonderland that inspires creativity and imagination, but also encourages children to self-access risk in a safe and supportive environment.  Providing these opportunities from an early age allows children to grow into strong independent little people. I look forward to meeting you… bring your wellies!