Philosophy

Nurture and Nature Playcare is a child-directed environment rich in play and exploration of nature. We allow the children the space to follow their interests in order to support a deeper understanding of the beautiful world around them.


Our approach is a play based, with a dash of elements from Waldorf, Montessori and Reggio Emilia philosophies. We blend all of these philosophies together with loose parts to create a dynamic program in a peaceful outdoor setting.


We know from research that children who play outdoors are happier and feel less anxious. They also develop connections with others and nature while developing a sense of curiosity about the world around them. We provide a natural environment with open ended objects for children to practice their creativity and imagination.

Daily Rhythm

8:00am Breakfast 

8:30am Morning Gathering

8:40amChoice play9:40amBathroom/walk to park10:00amSnack/park play11:45amWalk back from park12:00pmLunch12:30pmBathroom, Face & Foot bath12:45pmRest2:45Bathroom3:00Snack3:30Afternoon gathering3:45Choice play until pick up 

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Our teachers

Mrs. Nicole

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Nicole loves singing, being silly and exploring nature with children. She feels passionately about providing a play and nature rich environment for the children in her local community. Nicole has a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from NU. She has worked in the field of education for 15 years, in special education and PreK.


Nicole's most recent role has been as a stay-at-home mom to her two year old and six year old daughters Ellie and Lila. Some of her favorite hobbies are antique shopping, wandering farmer markets, watching movies and reading. She spends her evenings with Ellie and Lila, husband-Kiel, dog-Fergus, bearded dragon- Ms. Lizzie, cats-Sera Loma and Rainbow.

Ms. Darcy

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Ms. Ana

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