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What Will we Discover Today?

learning and having fun in a beautiful, safe, natural environment

The Owl in the Tree provides childcare for preschool children, centered on being in the natural environment.

We care for and educate children aged from 2 to 5. We follow the core Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum adapted to an outdoor setting where fresh air, exposure to nature and physical activity are an integral part of learning.

Our day starts and finishes at Base Camp in the Village Hall in Liddington, Wiltshire. From there we venture to our outdoor environment where we fill the day with imagination, exploration, and play. Fixed structures provide warmth and shelter when we need it. Here children are able to play freely, have fun, and feel safe whilst learning through nature. We provide high quality experienced care, with a 1 - 5 ratio.

Colin Eustice (Owner)

Colin is a qualified Forest School Practioner with over ten years experience with primary and early years education.

He has been delivering Forest School education in Swindon and across the UK since 2008. He holds Level 3 BTEC Award, Certificate of Child Protection, and current First Aid and DBS certificates.

Colin thrives on being outdoors, and is deeply committed to helping people of all ages achieve personal growth and education through engagement with nature. Colin has two daughters, who he adores. They spend as much time as possible outside, playing, laughing and having lots of fun.