Our story

Beechwood Farm Day Nursery may have opened in January 2007, but the story of the farm itself started many years ago. Richards farther firstly worked here as a young man. When the opportunity arose to buy the land he did just that - so Richard was in fact born right here in the farmhouse! Eventually we purchased the farm from Richards parents and since then we have worked hard to build it up to what it is today. We have raised our 3 daughters here on the farm and wanted to share the value of growing up on a farm with others. Two of our girls actually attended the nursery from the day we opened our doors!

Our choice to convert the piggery into what is now Beechwood Farm Day Nursery, came as part of a farming diversification project. After many years of hardship in the industry, it was a way to ensure we could keep on farming and doing what we love! We wanted to build a space where we could offer the opportunity for children to see just how special the great outdoors is. We always knew we wanted to focus on our outdoor space and that is exactly what we do here. Whether it be helping to feed the donkeys, splashing in big puddles or seeing the baby lambs being born in the spring, the children are always making exciting memories!

We are proud of our team and the way they dedicate themselves to delivering the most interesting and imaginative activities they can. With our focus on providing a truly family feel, we have been able to build a home away from home where children can explore, challenge themselves and learn through independent play. 

Sarah and Richard Sproston - Directors