From Our Parents
My son was at Nature Nurtures Preschool for approximately one year and in that year his confidence, social skills and love of nature grew tremendously. Ashley is such an amazing provider as she was always so caring and patient with all of the children. And a bonus is the location which includes the wonderful staff and a bunch of animals at serenity rising farm that the children got to interact with regularly. My son is now in JK however he misses the days at Nature Nurtures daycare and he speaks of his fond memories of that time often.
Our experience with Ashley has been nothing but AMAZING!!!! Our son was part of the first group when Ashley opened and I am beyond grateful he got to experience her nurturing ways. He would come home daily always excited to share what his adventure was that day whether it was getting to learn outdoors taking hikes or playing in the forest using his imagination playing with vines and sticks pretending hes in a race car. They would also get a chance to ride horses, Hatch turkeys and chick's, and also retrieve eggs to make healthy snacks!!! Our son has gone off to kindergarten now but he still always talks about the experiences he shared with Ashley and is sure to stop to point out mushrooms on a tree or clean up garbage he finds to save mother nature.
My daughter has been with Ashley since Dec 2022. Ashley provides such an amazing atmosphere for the kiddos. She goes above and beyond everyday. The learning activities and crafts the kids do are so educational and well thought out. I have seen such an incredible change in my daughter's knowledge and ability to deal with her emotions.
Ashley is unbelievably patient and such a kind person. I cant say enough good things about her and the brand she is making for herself. Anyone would be luckily to have their child learning from her.
Our daughter started at Nature Nurtures school for her preschool year (age 3), and she immediately felt welcomed and comfortable. As a covid baby she previously had difficulty with separation. But here, even on the first day, she gave a quick hug and was off to play! This speaks volumes about Ms. Ashleys’ friendly, caring and connection focused approach to teaching. Ms. Ashley does an amazing job allowing and encouraging exploration play within reasonable boundaries. The opportunity for learning and growing at this school is unmatched! We are beyond blessed to have found an alternative school that is fostering life lessons and education that will stick with our daughter for the rest of her life.
My kids absolutely love attending Nature Nurtures Farm & Forest School! Whether it’s playing in the mud kitchen, going on nature walks through the forest, helping to care for the animals, everyday is filled with adventure…Outdoor learning at its finest, run by a passionate educator, Ms. Ashley
Ashley is amazing with the children. She's not afraid to get dirty, or cold and participates in all the activities with the children. You can very easily see all the love she has for the children and what she does. She goes above and beyond.
When my son was in her care, he learnt so much more than I ever expected. He grew leaps and bounds because of Ashley; academically, physically, and emotionally. We cannot thank her enough for all that she has done for him!
I am very fortunate to have stumbled across Ashley while visiting the farm for family day last year. She has been an absolute blessing in my life and has made it so incredibly easy in-trusting her with my daughters care. I love the approach she brings and the environment she creates on the farm and in the forest for the kids to explore and learn without forcing a strict schedule, instead she focus on the interest of the kids. The farm is an incredible environment for my daughter to be apart of and I am grateful for her experiences and memories she will cherish forever from nature nurtures farm and forest.
My little one was in Ashley's care for 6 months and I have nothing but amazing things to say about her time there. Each day was filled with warmth and comfort mixed with adventure and curiosity. Ashley connects with the children in a way I could appreciate and always knew my child was in safe hands while with her.
Her days were filled with connecting with the animals on the farm, getting messy and have fun while with various crafts/projects and adventuring around the property with friends.
My Daughter would often resist going to her old daycare, but would be running to the car each time I told her she was going to Miss Ashley's. She was always excited she got to go!
At the end of the day, she didn't want to leave! What a great problem to have.
I would highly recommend and although we are now not able to attend on a regular basis, we will absolutely be participating in camps and PA days.