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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

With warm wishes to everyone who has supported us through a wonderful 2017. Here’s to our adventures in 2018!

Thank you

Well, what can we say. We have had a rather emotional couple of weeks, as we have been saying goodbye to children and their families. We don’t know where this year has gone, we have obviously been having too much fun. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful families who have expressed their thanks and appreciation for the care we have given their children over the past year or two. We feel that it’s our privilege to share some wonderful adventures with them – each and every one of them. We really could not do it without them! As the children move confidently onto taking the next steps of their life journey, we wish them lots of fun, love and many more adventures.

Our next ‘Beyond the Walls Family Walk’ will be in October. Keep an eye out for the date!

Discovery Day

We are having a Discovery Day on Sunday 5th June from 10am-12noon at The Old School (Our Base Camp), Chapels Lane, Tockholes, Darwen BB3 0LX. Come along to find out more about our Outstanding outdoor setting.

If you are looking for a unique learning experience for your young children, our Discovery Day is the ideal time to come and chat to our friendly team and learn more about our wonderful nursery. There will be two short presentations (10am & 11am) about our day-to-day adventures in nature, including helpful parent information and some insightful photos and videos too.

This is a great opportunity to find out why…

  • We are an Ofsted Outstanding Early Years Provider
  • We have fantastic testimonials from our families past and present
  • Early Years Foundation Stage fits perfectly in our outdoor setting
  • Your child’s physical and mental development will flourish in our setting
  • We are regularly approached by other childcare professionals around the UK for advice
  • Our children have fun and wonderful adventures

Discovery Days

Thank you to everyone who came along to either one of our Discovery Days. Read more

Exciting opportunity! Outdoor Nursery Practitioner (Part Time)

Come and join our outdoor children’s nursery!

We are looking for a part-time, friendly outdoor enthusiast (with lots of oomph!) to become an integral member of our Beyond the Walls team. We are out and about in nature in all weathers, all day long, all year round, so if this is a scary thought maybe this is not the best job for you. A love for all animals (creepy crawlies too!) and the environment is a must as this passion will then filter through to the children. To maintain our high standards of care, a Level 3 in Child Development is essential as it comes with that all-important knowledge of ‘ages and stages’.

As the first outdoor nursery in the North of England, this is a unique opportunity to work with inquisitive 3-5 year old children in a relaxed, innovative and ever-changing environment (with an Ofsted Outstanding accreditation to boot!)


Minimum NVQ Level 3
EYFS knowledge
Self Motivated
Able to work as part of a small team
Enthusiasm for the outdoors and nature
Keen to continue personal professional development training
Clean driving licence


First Aid trained
Safeguarding trained
Computer literate
Forest School – Outdoor Education – Bushcraft trained

For more information, and to apply for this part-time outdoor practitioner post, please contact us.

Thank you for your interest. This position has now been filled.