Welcome to Badgers Bridge!

Badgers Bridge has several unique settings at different locations. We pride ourselves on delivering home from home early years care and education for children of 18 months – 5 years of age. We follow the Montessori ethos alongside the Curiosity Approach and Outdoor Learning.

We have a setting in Postling, between Hythe and Lyminge.  Our second setting is set in the beautiful village of Elham.

We visit our Forest schools sites two or three times a week. As an outing, this is a truly wonderful and exciting experience for all children. Our Forest Schools is in Lyminge and we also visit a woods in Elham.

All of our practitioners are highly qualified and dedicated to the nurture, care and development of children. We have Practitioners qualified from Level 3 in Early Years to Masters Degree level and several Forest School leaders. We follow the Montessori Principles, are child led and encourage curiosity.

We follow the Curiosity Approach with Montessori

We follow the Curiosity Approach with Montessori principles and adore the outdoors!

Where We Are

Badgers Bridge Nursery resides in Postling village, near Hythe, in the heart of Kent. We are lucky enough to be in an area of outstanding beauty. Our Forest School is set in the village of Lyminge. A perfect location for your child to learn and develop. We pride ourselves on providing a unique, nurturing and safe environment where we support learning through play and follow the Montessori Principles. We offer opportunities for children to be curios, inquisitive and independent. We support the instilling of values and encourage positive outcomes.

We have strong links with Lyminge Primary school and run our After School Club there.

Our second Nursery setting is set in the beautiful village of Elham in Kent. We have so much space to explore and have close links with the Primary School in Elham and the village community. We like to be involved in the community and love to meet the local people of Elham, visit the Tea Rooms, park, local farms and explore the hills around us.

We visit a local woods where we have our Outward bound days in the Forest for the day, each week, during the summer months.

  • Badgers Bridge

Postling Village Hall, The Street, Postling,
Hythe CT21 4EU

The Gore.  Park Lane Elham Kent CT4 6UU

  • Term Times

Term Time

Term Times

Monday 4th September – Friday 20th October 2023

Monday 30th October – Friday 15th December 2023

Wednesday 3rd January – Friday 9th February 2024

Monday 19th February – Thursday 28th March 2024

Monday 15th April – Thursday 23rd May 2024.

(Bank holiday on Monday 6th May)

Tuesday 4th June – Friday 19th July 2024

Our Beautiful Elham site, The Gore!

In March 2021 we opened our new venue! The setting is just outside Elham village.  The indoor space is cosy and consists of two spaces and this is a perfect base for outdoor fun and learning. The setting is surrounded by woodland with plenty of open space to run around, be curious and discover in. We have added shelters and a fire pit to make it more of a Forest school experience. We offer sessions of curiosity, outdoor learning alongside the Montessori ethos. We now have a Forest School Site in Elham. This is our sister site to our Lyminge Forest School. It has a wonderful rowing boat at the heart of the Forest which is a great hit with the children!

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Curiosity Approach

We love the ethos of The Curiosity Approach at Badgers Bridge! This approach means that we use authentic and natural resources and play and learning is led by the child. We are currently trying to remove most plastic from our resources and offer items that promote curiosity with our children. Real woodwork, being outdoors as much as possible and allowing the child to discover for themselves.

At Curiosity Approach settings children are given the power, time and space to learn and practice and embed new skills. Children are given the opportunity to build confidence in their own abilities and to learn RESPECT for resources and equipment. To learn HOW to handle items with care and attention. To TRUST in their skills as capable confident learners. We are moving away from plastic toys and electronic gadgets. Opting for the use of loose parts, recycled and authentic resources.’REAL’ items that can be found at home! Treasures rescued are from car boots, op or charities shops. Items that normally would be left unloved or thrown away. Authentic real resources which allow children to explore, investigate and discover. Have a look at our gallery to see more.

If you have any questions or would like to visit our unique nursery, please contact us to make an appointment
01303 862951