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Venture Outdoor Kindergarten Logo, Lahla Studios

Venture Outdoor Kindergarten

We don't go outside. We are outside

Our Story

Established by Zoe Purkis and Jenny Papenfus in early 2018, Venture Outdoor Kindergarten is the South Hams' first fully outdoors Early Years setting.

 

At Venture, we are a family. Our highly qualified, experienced and dedicated team respect each child as an individual, working closely with each family to ensure every child makes exceptional progress as an inquisitive, intrinsically motivated, active learner.

Each kindergarten offers rich stimulation inspired by their unique and multi-sensory environment in which our staff conscientiously scaffold opportunities for learning that prioritise preparation for life, building self confidence and independence, and above all else, mental health. 

"Experience is not the preparation of life. It is life." – John Dewey

We currently operate across two sites (third one on the way!) in the South Hams. To discover more about each location and find your nearest site, click below.

Venture in Spring:
A Weekly Window 

At Venture, our daily activities adapt to reflect the changing seasons. We respond to the opportunities the weather creates for us and are led by the children's desire to discover.

It's Spring, which means more sunshine, but still plenty of rain! The children at Kitley discovered that rained on wooden planks make a perfect slide to go down in their slippery waterproofs. Building their own play equipment from loose parts and working out how to use it builds resilience and problem-solving skills in our Venture children.

To read more about what your child might get up to on a typical day with us, click below. 

Our Approach to Early Years

Budding Flower, Venture Kindergarten

Child Led:

We empower children to master

and discover things for themselves

Blossoming Flower, Venture Kindergarten

Physical Play:

We encourage children to challenge themselves, assess risk and develop physical independence

Blooming Flower, Venture Kindergarten

Outdoor Learning:

We inspire a connection with the natural world in a multi-sensory outdoor environment

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"WHAT A SPECIAL PLACE VENTURE IS"

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