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We are a warm, friendly early years setting, based either at the School Rooms on Devonshire Street, Ambergate or Shining Cliff Woods, between Ambergate and Whatstandwell.  Our ethos and approach to early years is truly unique in the area. We offer both setting and woods based sessions based in the beautiful Shining Cliff Woods. Our staff are trained in the Forest School approach and we utilise this and our Early Years experience to offer the full curriculum in an outdoor environment. We believe children learn best when they are the leaders of their learning, with supportive and responsive adults to guide and support as a learning enhancement. Children are curious and filled with awe and wonder, something we know how to foster at Wildlings. Our sessions are:
  • Monday 9am–3pm (Woods or setting)
  • Tuesday 9am–3pm
  • Wednesday 9am–3pm (Woods or setting)
  • Thursday 9am-3pm
  • Friday 9am–3pm (Woods or setting)
We also run a Breakfast Club 8am-9am each weekday morning for those who need an earlier drop off. Our woods days are all year round, whatever the weather but we have everything we need to keep warm and dry.

Waiting List

Wildlings is exceptionally popular in the local area. We are usually fully booked well in advance, so if you have a child either unborn or newborn then we urge you to register their space at Wildlings now. We have very limited spaces available on some days for academic year 2021-2022, with some days running a waiting list already. Please contact us if you’d like to be added. Registration is open for academic year 2022-2023. Please contact us to register. Our email is wildlings.derbyshire@gmail.com. Our virtual tours can be found here:
The Hall Tour
Forest School Site Tour