Welcome To our nursery

A 40 place, beautiful countryside nursery.

We take children from 6 months to 5 years and also provide an After School Club.

Based in a converted chapel but you would’t recognise it as this now. We benefit from a lovely quiet location in the heart of the village of Peasedown St John, Bath.

The nursery is full of natural light and natural resources, with a real home from home feel.

We strive to create a nurturing, inspiring setting where children feel they can be themselves, have a voice and gain confidence and skills to equip them for life. We are inspired by a range of people, approaches and sources including: Planning in the moment, Anna Ephgrave, The Curiosity Approach, Alistair Bryce Clegg, Reggio Emilia and The Forest School Approach.


Take a look inside the Learning Tree

The Learning Tree Day Nursery Bath

Our Vision & Values

We believe that all children are individual, capable and competent learners. They are naturally inquisitive, curious, active and adventurous. When children feel trusted and loved by their key persons, every child will reward us with an invitation into their imaginations and learning through play comes naturally.

All children who come to us experience high quality teaching from a passionate, caring and enthusiastic team of highly skilled staff.

The care we offer is warm and nurturing, helping children feel happy and safe. Children at our nursery thrive from the varied learning experiences on offer and the enabling environment we provide.

We have many high-quality resources including loose parts and we use the moment planning method.

Through our unique online learning journals, parents are able to actively be part of their child’s learning.


Our Approach

Play based learning - We believe in not sitting down to teach, but find moments in play to naturally extend learning and development.

Child led activities - Rather than pre-planning activities, we let the children lead and then extend their ideas.

 Child centred – Our planning structure is built around the needs and interests of the children. Our staff carefully and sensitively interact in children’s play and identify teachable moments. 

Authentic resources – We try to find real items to encourage the children’s curiosity during their time at nursery and we love loose parts. We do not have lots of manufactured of plastic items.

Nature and outside play – We are big believers in children having plenty of fresh air and the benefits of this on children’s health and wellbeing. We encourage children to access the garden as an extension of the nursery rooms and we go on regular outings.

A sense of family – We encourage a sense of family within our nursery and firmly believe we are extension of the children’s homes.

The Learning Tree Day Nursery Bath

Our Learning Environment

We have 2 main rooms: Our quiet and cosy baby room where we take children from 6 months until 2 years and our main room where children are 2 -5 years. We pride ourselves on have a beautiful, calming and inspiring learning environment throughout for the children to explore. Our resources bring out the children’s curiosity and we use many loose parts and natural open-ended resources to challenge the children’s creativity. We believe children learn best when they are able to feel safe, relaxed and happy and always through play. Our skilled practitioners will help to support and scaffold your child’s uniqueness and develop them to be everything they want to be.


“We have a big heart & a huge sense of family.”

Jessica Baxter, Owner