Welcome to A Child’s Nature ChildCare Center



A Child’s Nature offers families in the Soughegan Valley and Monadnock area a unique, whole-child program of loving care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our daily schedule includes two to four hours of outdoor play. We provide opportunities for children to imagine, explore and invent through play and work. A strong focus on community ensures that children feel their worthiness both in the classroom and in the world.

Now Enrolling for Fall 2013
Infant, Toddler and Preschool Classes

A new daycare center located at the Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton, NH.
Less than 2 miles from Route 101, convenient for parents commuting to Nashua, Milford or Peterborough.
NH DHHS licensed, able to serve low and moderate income families by accepting state financial aid.

Integrated full-day childcare program.
Ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.  
Open 6:45 am to 5:30 pm, weekdays, YEAR-ROUND
(Closed for only 5 major holidays and a winter break.) 
Flexible scheduling with 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day options.
Before and after school care for kindergarten age children.

Surround your child with goodness, beauty and the joyous fun that every child deserves.  

For more information or to enroll, please call our Director, Peggy Waterhouse:
 (603) 654-2662 or (603) 620-2970
email: contact@achildsnature.org

Pine Hill's Woodland Storybook Walk is coming soon to their Children's Village
Saturday, Oct 26th, 10AM to 2PM


Pine Hill welcomes families to bring young children for a magical autumn adventure on a Woodland Storybook Walk. Stroll through the fall foliage, encountering familiar characters in costume along the way. Join in the fun as the children hear stories, watch short skits, and participate hands-on in the stories themselves, assisting the characters of baker, blacksmith, farmer and more!

  For more info see the Pine Hill website. 


A New Home with Room to Grow


The Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton NH has offered A Child's Nature (formerly the Pine Hill Child Care Center in Peterborough NH) a new home for the school year. In mid-August, the daycare center moved from its summer location in the Children's Village up the hill to the main buildings.  The Preschool class (The Sunflowers, ages 3 to 5 years) are at one end of the central building in the large, open classroom with a kitchen.  The Infant / Toddler class (The Bluebells, babies from 6 weeks old and toddlers up to 3 years) are in the homey Bluebell Cottage.  Both classes use the wonderful natural playground surrounding the Bluebell Cottage, while the older children also explore the nearby woods and trails.

Our Mission

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A Child’s Nature provides flexible, full-day child care and education 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 wider world with confidence.

A Child’s Nature — Care and Education is a non-profit organization, with 501(c)(3) status, registered in Hillsborough County NH.  Our childcare center, located on the Pine Hill campus in Wilton, is licensed by New Hampshire DHHS (#CCCB-06593), so we are able to serve moderate/low income families by accepting state scholarship funds.

Good NEWS:  Read all about us

See the article about us featured in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on August 29: 

At Home At Last  CHILD’S NATURE: Waldorf-inspired day care finds new home in Wilton after months in limbo.

See also our new Joint Press Release with Pine Hill  (published in The Milford Cabinet on Sept 12):

Pine Hill Waldorf School and A Child’s Nature Offer Breadth of Educational and Childcare Programs.

For information about the Pine Hill Waldorf School, Kindergarten through 8th grade, see www.pinehill.org.

Our Children at Work and Play (slideshow)

See the complete slide show of our children with music created by Kate Preftakes, a professional photographer and mother of four wonderful children who have come to the center. You can visit her web site at Kate Preftakes Photography.