Philosophy

The Nutfield Experience

Early Learning Guidelines

The New Hampshire Early Learning Guidelines Task Force writes:

"Key in supporting young children’s growth, development, and learning are:
♦ Play-based activities;
♦ A nurturing community of caring adults;
♦ Positive family interactions; and
♦ Fun and engaging learning experiences that reflect each child’s interest, family, and culture.
Such support, including the joy, wonder, humor, and love that adults bring to the child-adult relationship, is essential to children’s success in school and life."

Our cooperative, parent-involved approach to education is based on similar observations, and proven by over 35 years of experience. Read more by downloading the Task Force's Guidelines package.

A school not a child-care center, Nutfield provides a nurturing, stimulating environment where your child can grow to be their best.

Social growth comes from peer group interaction, associating with adults other than relatives, and cooperating to solve problems and share materials.

Emotional growth is encouraged by the considerable attention each child receives, and positive reinforcement that fosters an “I’m OK” attitude. This gives children the confidence to attack new challenges with a great deal of success.

Intellectual growth is triggered by our teacher-devised programs, tailored for each specific group. Hands-on experience plays an important role: cooking, blocks, dress-up, and water play all contribute to a child’s understanding of their world.

Physical growth is achieved though daily outside play on large equipment and a bimonthly gym class.

We invest our resources in qualified, creative personnel rather than commercial teaching aids, thereby giving us the flexibility to meet the needs of each new group of children.

Nutfield has enjoyed an excellent reputation for the past thirty-five years: we are now teaching the children of our earliest students!

Why a Cooperative School?

Parents choose Nutfield because they see themselves as an important part of their child’s education.

Parents participate in a rotating schedule and every class has a mom or dad working alongside the teachers and students. Parents are encouraged to join the children on our many field trips, and to share their hobbies and professional experiences.

The two-way communication that occurs every day contributes to the most positive preschool experiences possible.

Your participation also assures your child that you are interested in their activities at school, and that you support them in their first venture into a world away from home.