About Us

We are a nursery school for babies from 6 weeks up until going to school and an out of school club. We provide a before and after school club for children from Ropsley, Great Ponton and Ingoldsby Schools, as well as a Holiday Club for all children aged from 4 (after starting in reception in September) to 14. We also host school trips where visiting children can experience exciting hands on days on the farm or in the woods.​

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Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre is an idyllic rural setting and benefits from having its own 'little farm’, a large outside play area and Forest School.

Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre is situated about half a mile outside Boothby Pagnell.  Boothby Pagnell is 5 miles south of Grantham.  It is easily accessible for many surrounding villages and the town of Grantham. It has the advantage of plenty of parking facilities, no traffic pollution or congestion.

Kathryn Spence, Charlotte Spence and Kate Robinson are Directors in this joint family business venture.  Kathryn is married to 'Farmer Brian' and Charlotte and Kate are their daughters. GWFEYC was set up in 2002 as a farm diversification project by Kathryn, Brian and Julie. (Julie is Kathryn's sister and has since retired)

We are currently building a new nursery building which is situated on the field to the left of our drive. The new nursery will open September 2017. You can view detailed plans for the build on the wall outside the office. 

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Our Philosophy

Our mission statement is 'Building foundations for life, through excellence in action.'

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Planning, Observations and Assessments

We aim to provide a personalised and exciting approach to learning, consulting children and following their interests.

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Our Staff

Our aim is to provide children attending Great Wood Farm with the support of qualified, passionate and committed staff.

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Our Food

"An Apple a day keeps the doctor away"

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Fees & EYE Entitlement

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Awards & Accreditations

We continually strive to reflect on our provision and be 'Outstanding' in all areas.

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