Underpinning our school values, is the relationship we all share with nature. We promote environmental education and educate children about the dangers of excess, exploitation and abuse of the creatures with whom we share our planet. We will never solve the big issues which will determine the ultimate survival or demise of our planet.

We understand that it is our collective responsibility to support the movement towards a sustainable way of life and that has to start with young children. Children are vulnerable to the short-sightedness of the adult world, as are animals and the natural world as a whole.

Our educational aim, is to provide children with a voice and to enhance their understanding of the interdependent relationship we all share with the natural world.

Sustainability 1

Sustainability 2


Hive Plans. A Sustainable Future

Measuring sustainability


We recognise the importance of giving children a voice and empowering them in a climate of change and development. Children need to understand the relationship between the natural and industrial world, in order to grow a love for nature and a desire to protect our planet.

In addition to our indoor workshop environments, which develop children’s skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, we also have a dedicated outdoor classroom.

This outdoor space focuses on environmental education and empowering children to solve future problems from a position of education, compassion and growth mindset. The STEM Hive draws on a cross curricular approach to embracing the modern world and connecting children with nature, whilst promoting global responsibility.

At the heart of every child is a unique genius and personality. What we should be doing is allowing the spark of that genius to catch fire, to burn brightly and shine

Michael Morpurgo

British children’s author

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- Goings On -

At Alfreton

Take a peak at some of our activities and the goings on at Alfreton Nursery School in our Gallery

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