Into The Wild Nursery

Woodland based childcare for children aged 2 upwards. Open 8-4 Monday to Friday, 48 weeks of the year

Operating as usual

Photos from Mill Cottage Farm Experience's post 17/07/2021

Photos from Mill Cottage Farm Experience's post

Photos from Butterflies Pre-School Playgroup's post 23/06/2021

Photos from Butterflies Pre-School Playgroup's post

[06/07/21]   If your child is due to start with us in September, we will be making contact in the next couple of weeks to arrange settling in sessions where we will also do a tour of the setting. We will try calling first but will send an email if we can’t get hold of you.


Over at our sister setting in Four Marks. Just a few spaces remaining there now for September 🦋

We hope you all have a lovely Mother’s Day and enjoy the hand made gifts that your children made you 💕


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[02/01/21]   Spaces- We are now fully booked from Sept 2021-July 2022. I am so sorry to those who have been waiting to hear back from us, its been a juggle to get everyone to commit to their hours (understandably)! We do still have a few spaces at our sister setting in Four Marks, children that attend Butterflies can use the holiday club at ITW. Please get in touch if this is of interest.
Please be assured that If you have sent me a registration email and paid your registration fee then your child's space is secure.
We will open our waiting list for August 2022 over the next few weeks. Sarah

[01/29/21]   Hi everyone. We have had lots of enquiries for spaces over the last few weeks. Rest assured that nobody has been forgotten, we are working through our current waiting list and confirming children’s hours over the next week... we will get back to everyone ASAP.
Sarah 🌲


To all practitioners in the early years sector....

When you feel under appreciated and under valued by Boris.... just take a look at those beautiful, little, smiley faces and realise your worth!

We’ve got this!


[01/11/21]   Are you signed up to join the ITW family in September? if so please drop us a message to let us know how you are doing, if you have any concerns and what hours you think you will require. S x


This week we celebrate our first birthday and I don’t think any picture can sum up our first year like the one below.... we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve nearly lost our minds... but we are still here going strong and doing what we do best. Thank you to everyone that’s supported us during our first year. We love and care for our ITW family so much 💞 🌳🌲🌳


Early Years Alliance

*NEW* Early years providers are expected to remain open across England during new national lockdown.

Responding to the announcement, Alliance CE Neil Leitch said: "Many early years practitioners were already incredibly worried about continuing to work during this period. It is unacceptable that yet another government announcement has been made without reference to any scientific evidence explaining how those working in the early years are expected to be able to keep themselves and their loved ones safe at a time when those in schools are being told that it is simply to dangerous to go to work.

"We know that with many nurseries, pre-schools and childminders already struggling to remain afloat, any decision to close early years settings would have a huge financial impact on the sector. However, in the middle of a global pandemic that is causing hundreds to lose their lives on a daily basis, we also recognise the need to prioritise the lives and safety of practitioners, children, families and wider communities - and so far, it is not clear to what extent regard for the safety of the early years workforce has been outweighed by the government's desire to ensure that at least some parents are able to continue to work.

"The government is putting a huge responsibility on the shoulders of a sector they have, to date, provided with shamefully little support. If early years providers are expected to continue operating, it is vital that government takes the steps to enable them to do so as safely as soon as possible: that means priority access to Covid-19 vaccinations, and the establishment of a comprehensive mass asymptomatic testing regime in early years settings as a matter of urgency.

"Adequate financial support - both for those providers who are reliant on 'free childcare' funding and those reliant on private parental fees - also remains critical, especially given that early years settings are likely to see an even greater fall in the demand for childcare places as a result of the heightened restrictions announced today.

"Now is the time for the government to do what it has failed to do throughout this pandemic and make early education and childcare a priority."


Soul Shine Photographer - Brandi Rondinelli

My little wild one! ♥️

For 40 inspiring homesteading quotes, connecting children with nature, click here:

[11/16/20]   We are looking for a fun and enthusiastic nursery teacher to join our thriving nursery from January 2021.

You must have a relevant level 3 qualification or higher, have a love of the outdoors and be brave enough to face playing and learning outside with our children in all weathers.

You will be offered participation in a NEST pension scheme and a competitive salary.

You will be working 45 hours a week and have 30 days holiday a year. You will be part of a small, close team.

Please email [email protected] for an application pack.

The job will subject to relevant safeguarding checks.



“Every child is an artist” 🌳🌲🌳


Butterflies Pre-School Playgroup

This also applies to our ITW family 🌳

Everyone’s situation is different but we are all dealing with this pandemic, a pandemic that doesn’t care what sort of house you live in, what job you have or had, or what your family dynamic is... but at butteflies we care... we care so much about the children and families that attend our setting... our family. 🦋

So if you are struggling over half term to feed your family then please put your pride away and get in contact with us... all details will remain confidential and we will get a food package sorted for you.

Only by standing together will we get through this and come out stronger.

No child should go hungry.

🦋We are here for you 🦋


Run Wild My Child


Via Wilder Child


“And at the end of the day... their face should be messy... and their eyes sparkly” 💞🌲🌳🌲


The Butts Primary

Foxes had a great time completing our English learning outside! We made notes on which animals we could find in our woodland area and how we can protect them #outdoorlearning #writingprompt #Autumn2020


National Education Union

📣 📣 With More Than A Score we’re calling for the Government to cancel SATs, Phonics, and all formal primary tests in 2021.
✒️ Sign the DropSATs2021 petition 👇


1000 Hours Outside

What's your child's favorite nature toy?!


The Butts Primary


Is your child due to start school in September 2021?

We will be offering virtual evening tours for families to have a look around. Please call our school office to book.

Dates of the Virtual Open Evenings are:

Wednesday 7th October 5.30pm Tuesday 13th October 6pm
Tuesday 3rd November 7pm
Monday 7th December 5.30pm

Please phone the school office, 01420 84102, to sign up for a virtual tour of our school.


Learning and Exploring Through Play

So true 🤍


Janet Lansbury

Agree with this totally. Thanks, Heather Shumaker Writer ❤️


We love going barefoot at into the wild 🌲🌳🌲

[08/14/20]   Today we close for our annual 2 week August holiday... and all the crew get to have a well needed rest before our wildling family grows in September. 🌲🌳🌲

[08/11/20]   All, if you are intending claiming 30hrs from sept, PLEASE do not forget to apply for and give me your 30hr code ASAP. If you miss the cut off then you wont get the funding until January!!

[08/07/20]   Evening all. I’ve had a couple days off work with my boys.... I know there are still a few people that I need to sort settling in sessions for. I will be onto this first thing Monday. Have a lovely weekend.
S x 🌲🌳🌲


Meet our new apprentice. Ellie is helping out some days during the summer to learn the ropes but will be starting her apprenticeship with us in September. I can see so much potential in Ellie and really can’t wait to take her under the into the wild “wings” 🌳🌲🌳

Hi , my name is Ellie, I’m 18 next month & live locally in Alton, after moving here when I was 2 personal interests are music & fashion.
I’ve always aimed to work in childcare and studied the level 2 childcare diploma course at Alton college, after leaving Eggars school last year. I’ve been to a number of different nursery’s for work experience, but I feel ‘ Into the the wild’ gives children the chance to learn key skills through activities that are not easily developed in a classroom environment. It’s very much a hands on approach to learning.
I am really excited to be joining the team in September.


Butterflies Pre-School Playgroup

We are now taking registrations for September 2021. As it stands (unless you are currently or have recently chatted to me) we have no spaces remaining for sept 2020-July 2021.

Please do get in touch if you are interested in a space for next year... unfortunately we can currently only offer virtual show arounds.



We are very excited to introduce you to our newest teacher 🥳
May has already proven how dedicated she is to the team after braving a 7.30am car boot sale with me yesterday! 🌳🌲🌳

Hi, I’m May and I am so so excited to be a part of the Into the Wild Team! I have been a nanny for the past year, spending lots of time outside, a favourite of mine is rainy walks! I have always wanted to work with children, allowing them to express themselves freely and explore with confidence.
I have also worked in 2 nurseries, which allowed me to gain the experience and confidence I have now.. I can’t wait to get stuck in at Into the Wild!

[07/31/20]   We are very happy that we have just signed up our first apprentice at ITW, this means that we can now take a few more children on in September. If you are already on our waiting list then we will be in touch, otherwise please contact us ASAP if you are looking for a space!

[email protected] 🌲🌳🌲

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Always so much fun to be had on a rainy day 🌳🌲🌳🥰
What a perfect end to the week... a chilled out signing session with our lovely communicator Katie 😍🌲🌳🌲





Chawton Park Road

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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