Little Muddy Me
Outdoor Forest Preschool
Little Muddy Me is an outdoor preschool situated by Bray Lake in a beautiful woodland on the outskirts of Maidenhead.
It is the first preschool of it’s kind in Maidenhead as it is purely outdoors. Classed as a Forest Preschool, Little Muddy Me is all about fresh air and going back to basics. No electronics or having the children cooped up in a classroom. Instead each child can focus on friendship and imagination. They can play safely and climb tree stumps, play in the mud kitchen or read a book in the tepee tent.
Having the space and freedom of the outdoors each day in this safe enclosed environment, mean less germs and viruses to catch and healthy happy children.
Little Muddy Me (which is the sister preschool to Ofted Outstanding Preschool ‘Little Me’ in Bray) is for children aged 2 – 5. Learning through child led play, each child is able to be independent. By building memories, learning new life skills and developing at their own pace, there are plenty of activities for them to get involved in. They can safely cook on the camp fire, use tools and risky play under the watchful eyes of the experienced team at the preschool.
This nurturing environment allows children to be children without distraction. There is less ‘screen time’ and more connection with nature and each other. They can go on bug hunts or have quiet time in the hammock.
They also have the opportunity to practise yoga every week by a qualified yoga teacher from Pure Yoga.
There are undercover areas for sitting in and for lunch and snack time. Plus children are free to go in the tepee if they wish.
In hot weather, the trees shade the children from the direct sunshine so they are safe at all times.
Parents will be advised on how to dress their child for the outdoors in all weather and what to bring along each day.
Government funding is available for children from two years of age. Plus a range of child care vouchers are accepted.
Little Me and Little Muddy Me Preschools in Bray, Maidenhead are run and founded by Vicki Egaar, a qualified forest school leader with a BA honors degree in early years.