Our Learning Environment

Yorley Barn

Yorley Barn Nursery School is located on a working farm next door to a livery yard. Horses, ducks, chickens, geese (and tractors!) on our doorstep make this a unique setting.


We are lucky to have a spacious, secure outdoor play area. Our canopy creates an outdoor classroom which can be used in all weathers.

Yorley Ducks

Children delight in visits from our 'wild' neighbours! As the seasons pass watching them grow adds to the fun.

Front Reception

The Barn overlooks a beautiful farm and woodland. The outdoor environment plays a major part in children's learning and we take full advantage of our fantastic location.

Literacy Area

Circle time takes place on 'red carpet'. A chance to practice speaking and listening skills. At other times a quiet area for children to enjoy looking at books and hearing stories.

Home Corner

Imaginative play can be one of the most important activities for young children, it not only stimulates their imagination but can help with their social development.

Yorley Barn Café

To encourage independence, children self serve their snack at our café. Its an opportunity for them to pour their own drink, choose their snack and clear away their own plate and cup when they have finished.

Main Playroom

The main playroom has been arranged into zones to support different areas of children's early years development: literacy and numeracy areas, imaginative play and ICT. Display boards are used to encourage children's learning and understanding of the world around us.

Mud Pie Kitchen

Mud, mud glorious mud! Mud play is not only fun, it has as much potential for learning as sand and water play. Messy as it is, the children love making mud pies!

Bug Hotel

All the children enjoy learning about the guests who check in and out of our Bug Hotel!

Sand Pit

Our large sand pit promotes physical development. Large muscle skills develop as children dig, pour, sift and scoop. Eye-hand coordination and small muscle control improve as children learn to manipulate our sand accessories.

Dinosaur Land

Fun and learning go hand in hand in our Prehistoric dinosaur land.

Sensory Garden

Our Sensory Garden has been carefully designed to please all five of our senses: Sight, Touch, Sound, Scent and Taste.

Yorley Barn Babies

Our one year olds have their very own specially designed 'home from home' room where our youngest children are allowed to develop at their own pace all while learning through play

Outside Classroom

A large canopy covers our outside classroom allowing outdoor learning all year round. Overlooking the farm and duck pond it certainly offers a unique learning experience come rain or shine.

Our World

A programme of multicultural education should enable children to become responsible members of society with an understanding of cultures and lifestyles throughout our world as well as in our own multicultural society. At Yorley Barn Nursery we teach children to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society. We strongly believe that we have a responsibility to inspire sound moral values and respect for other people, their property, culture and beliefs.