Welcome to A Child’s Nature ChildCare Center
A Child's Nature offers families in the Monadnock and Souhegan communities a unique childcare program serving children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We care for every part of a child's nature. Inspired by the principles of Waldorf education, A Child's Nature works with the whole child: hands, heart, mind, and spirit.
Our daily schedule includes two to four hours of outdoor play. We provide opportunities for children to imagine, explore, and discover through play and purposeful work.
A strong focus on community nurtures the child's sense of belonging. As a result, children feel secure and confident both within themselves and in the classroom.
Antioch families join us Each july
A number of children whose parents are enrolled in the Antioch University's Waldorf Teacher Training Program join our toddler and preschool classes for the month of July. The children enjoy playing with new friends, while Moms and Dads (some traveling from distant states) train to become Waldorf Teachers.
For the summer, our preschool is located in the Pine Hill Children's Village across from the pond. The children are able to challenge themselves with new climbing structures and stretch their imaginations in new forest play areas. They delight in finding turtles and bullfrogs in the pond, and visiting the cows and pigs at the farm right next door.
Antioch University July Childcare Enrollment Begins
April 1, 2016 - June 1, 2016
NOW ENROLLING FOR 2015-2016
INFANT, TODDLER, AND PRESCHOOL CLASSES
We are located on the beautiful woodland campus of the Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton, NH.
- Integrated Full Day childcare program
for ages 6 weeks to 5 years old
- Open 6:45 am to 5:30 pm, weekdays
- Flexible scheduling with 2-day, 3-day, 4-day, and 5-day options
- YEAR-ROUND, Open all summer
- Less than 2 miles off Route 101, convenient for working parents commuting to Nashua, Milford or Peterborough
- NH DHHS licensed
Surround your child with goodness, beauty and the joyous fun that every child deserves.
For more information or to enroll, please call our director, Nancy Wilson: (603) 654-2662
OUR HOME ON THE PINE HILL CAMPUS
In 2013, the Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton NH offered A Child's Nature (formerly the Pine Hill Child Care Center in Peterborough NH) a new home on their campus.
Our Preschool class (Sunflowers, ages 3 to 5 years) is housed at one end of the central school building in a large, open classroom with a kitchen. (The former Sunflower Kindergarten).
Our Infant / Toddler class (Bluebells, babies from 6 weeks old and toddlers up to 3 years) is in the lovely Bluebell Cottage.
Both classes use the wonderful natural playgrounds surrounding the Bluebell Cottage, while the older children also explore the nearby forests and trails.
“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings,
who are able of themselves to impart
purpose and direction to their lives.”
– Rudolf Steiner
A Child’s Nature provides flexible, full-day child care for families of diverse backgrounds. Surrounded by goodness, truth and beauty, our children achieve their full potential through daily outdoor adventures, purposeful work, artistic experiences and imaginative play with a curriculum inspired by Waldorf education. Through close personal relationships with caregivers, teachers, and nature, our children grow into capable, caring individuals who can step out into the world with confidence.
A Child’s Nature is a non-profit organization, with 501(c)(3) status, registered in Hillsborough County NH, Tax ID# 46-2288583. Our childcare center, located on the Pine Hill campus in Wilton, is licensed by New Hampshire DHHS (#CCCB-06593).
What Our Parents Say:
“The staff is outstanding, well-trained, and truly passionate about working with kids providing high-quality childcare based on imagination and a community-rich model of early childhood education. The Center's commitment to positive experience and wellbeing of the children is clear.” –Kate
“My son has been with the teachers of A Child's Nature since he was 4 months old; he is 3 now. When a new "state of the art" childcare facility opened close to my work we experimented with trying them part time. Our son's experience at this main stream facility was very traumatic. He went from an environment of love/ respect/ friendship to being a number ($$). After weeks working with the "state of the art" facility to try and overcome my son's newfound fear and depression caused by their environment, we returned him to A Child's Nature full time to help him heal his soul. Thanks to ACN he is back to being his happy and imaginative self. Every morning I leave him with a quick kiss and smile as he runs off to start his day of adventure at ACN. Our brief experience comparing the 2 types of daycares taught us a valuable lesson. The most expensive "state of the art" facility with shiny new toys cannot compare to the value of what ACN offers with nothing more than homemade projects, warm meals, walks outside and the care of people who NOTICE the children in their care. ACN is the family we have chosen to care for our child during the times of day when we cannot be there for him ourselves.” –Michelle
“Thank you kindly for the exceptional care and love you have provided this past year in the preschool room. Our son had a blast, everyday, playing with friends and "adventuring" with teachers. All the best as this wonderful program grows and grows.” –Kristen
“I can't tell you enough how very thankful I am that, though the days were long for both of us, my daughter has had such an amazing and happy summer with you. Your warmth in care is exceedingly uncommon and desperately needed for all children!” –Annie, mother in the Antioch teacher training program