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Treetops Nursery started life as Lime Tree Nursery, rebranding as Treetops in 2019. Now with three settings; in Hethersett, Mulbarton and Easton, Treetops Nursery offers a setting that encourages heuristic play and incorporates concepts such as ‘Neutrals and Naturals‘ as well as the ‘Curiosity Approach‘, Andrew and his team help inspire children’s imaginations. Encouraging simple but effective learning and development through the exploration of their own surroundings.  


Our values


Providing a warm, natural, home from home environment

We do this by creating a beautiful, engaging and stimulating setting for our children. We use lots of natural colours, textures and themes inside, as well as encouraging lots of outdoor play. You won’t find any distracting, garish colours in our nursery, we love muted tones and tactile sensory resources which our children love to explore.


Every child is unique, we encourage, and celebrate individuality

We form strong partnerships and listen to the opinions and wishes of all our parents/carers and children. We champion an inclusive learning environment and will support the differing needs of all. We encourage families to share their unique cultures and traditions and strive to foster a sense of community in all of our children.


We believe in child led play, freedom & self expression

We are there to support, guide and encourage our children, but we believe that children blossom when given an environment where they can choose, try and learn for themselves. This helps to build confidence and promotes independence, enabling them to become self-motivated learners and individuals.


Advocates of a healthy early years

As early years practitioners we have an integral role in shaping the choices our children make around health and wellbeing. We aim to build strong foundations with regard to healthy eating and physical activity which will benefit the children long-term. As such we provide free healthy snacks to all.


Children thrive when having fun

When children are having fun, learning comes naturally and easy. Children are much more likely to remember their experiences and this learning will stay with them as they develop and grow. When children enjoy their play this promotes a healthy desire to learn both now and later in life.

Our nursery inspires happy minds

Welcome to Treetops Nursery. We’re a day nursery, based at Hethersett VC Primary School just on the outskirts of Norwich. We offer flexible, high quality yet affordable childcare for children aged 2 to 5 years and believe in providing a safe, stimulating and fun learning environment for our children to blossom as individuals.


Made up of experienced and motivated childcare and teaching professionals, the Treetops Nursery team works closely with parents and carers to ensure that every child’s needs are met through our ethos helping children blossom in our nurturing environment.


Treetops Nursery recognises that every child is unique and our team works hard to build a trusting relationship with each child, supporting and encouraging them to learn through play, using these vital opportunities to help each child develop to their full potential. 


Our main aim is to ensure each child gets the most out of their time at the nursery, using some structure to guide the children through the early years curriculum, preparing them for their transition to school.

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At Treetops Nursery we believe that children learn best in a natural and neutral environment, using calming colours, textures and themes in our nurseries, creating tranquil spaces for children develop with heuristic resources which aren’t garish, distracting and over stimulating.



Neutrals & naturals


The overstimulation situation


There is lots of research which states that bright walls and plastic toys can overstimulate children and promote crankiness, tiredness and can cause children upset and anger during play.


Of course, stimulation is key to developing little brains and building paramount connections which help them learn and develop. At Treetops we use natural materials and open-ended resources, bringing different elements, textures, feels and smells, promoting a sense of curiosity and wonder and explorative play, where children are focussed and engaged throughout the whole of their sessions.


Our Nursery is designed to follow children’s interest and learning pathways throughout their sessions, within each area of the room there are extension baskets where children can extend and develop play ideas using sustained shared thinking with peers. We follow the ‘Curiosity Approach’ and encourage children to explore and investigate all areas of the room.




A curiosity approach


Creating a world of magic & wonder


The Curiosity Approach is about creating a world of magic and wonder, a place to tinker and explore whilst in a welcoming and safe environment, we promote this throughout Treetops Nursery, creating a special place where children are the centre of everything, following their hearts and minds with a sense of incredible awe and wonder.


The Curiosity Approach is based in theories from a whole host of pedagogies, including Reggio, Steiner and also Montessori.

The Approach Curiosity is key because it is the very foundation of learning. It is what drives children in the early years to explore, do, and think for themselves.


In particular, The Curiosity Approach is about developing; Independent thinking, Stronger non-verbal communication, Language and verbal communication, problem-solving and becoming a lifelong learner.