Help us grow our dreams...

With your help we can buy a Yurt that will enable us to grow & develop our offer as a community hub. A Yurt will provide a warm space to gather, learn & build networks of friendship and support.

Our Story:

 

Four years ago a group of parents and teachers began to grow our dream of starting a school that would inspire a love of learning and that would have each child's wellbeing at its heart. A school that would nurture curious, compassionate, critical thinkers, ready to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities within our changing world. We started with little money but huge amounts of passion and determination.

 

Our school now stands on a beautiful site in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is growing fast. Over this past year we have grown a long waiting list for our Kindergarten and now need extra classroom space so that we can open a second Kindergarten. This is of huge importance as it will feed the rest of our school and support its long term growth and sustainability. 

 

Being rooted within the local community and sharing our site and the potential it offers is at the heart of our ambitions. We run parent & toddler groups, traditional craft making workshops, yoga and wellbeing events and also work with a group of older volunteers who help us care for the land. As winter draws in, we need a warm space to allow us to continue to expand the opportunities that we can offer the wider community and are asking for your help to buy a Yurt.

Rewards:

This is a hugely ambitious project and we are launching this with trepidation but also huge amounts of hope and belief in you, the community that supports us. We trust that with your support, we can make our dreams a reality.

We greatly appreciate any support you can give, whether £1, £100 or £1000. As a little thank you, we will enter all those who donate £50 or more into our prize draw where you could win one of the amazing rewards, donated by our friends. 

  • ​​A family night under the stars in our beautiful Yurt (once it is up!) with storytelling around the fire in the evening and a delicious breakfast to wake you up in the morning. (Reward to be taken in the spring / summer 2022). Worth £250

  • Three days in a luxury property 'The Breakers', Apartment Seashell, Sandgate, Kent - worth £1600. (This reward expires March 31st 2022). More Information HERE

  • Three days in a luxury property 'The Breakers', Apartment Riviera, Sandgate, Kent - worth £1200. (This reward expires March 31st 2022). More information HERE

  • Weekend stay in a flat in Battersea, London - worth £250. More Information HERE

  • A £100 voucher for a scrumptious meal at Rocksalt. Cantilevered over Folkestone Harbour with panoramic floor to ceiling views over the English Channel, Rocksalt's ethos is built around seasonality, locality and simplicity, allowing the best produce available to them from the South coast of Kent to shine through. More Information HERE

  • Foraging Session and Picnic Adventure with Wild at Heart Foraging. The Wild Kitchen's founder is professional forager, Lucia Stuart who lives in Deal, Kent. Lucia (pronounced, “Lucheea”) Stuart works with a talented team who help to bring seasonal wild food to an unforgettable outdoor dining experience. More Information HERE

  • Whirligig Toy Shop has kindly donated a large bag of beautiful toys. More Information HERE

  • A £20 Voucher for Siesta, a Fair Trade shop dealing in unusual and interesting gifts, musical instruments and clothing from around the world. More Information HERE

  • A family day ticket to the stunning Leeds Castle - worth £90. More Information HERE

  • An enormous basket of products from Award-winning Royal and celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward. Richard is Kates hairdresser and styled the Royal Wedding. Products not tested on animals. 

  • A beautiful wool sheep cushion from Spinning Earth Wool. Spinning Earth Wool is a Community based business that strives to provide Natural, wool based products ‘from lamb to label’, giving the consumer another option. 

  • Buttercup Whitstable and Tender Leaf Toys have generously donated one of their stunning My Forest Floor sets. An extensive open-ended play tinker tray box, for your little one to sort, stack and arrange their woodland treasures. The lid is removable and can be turned around and used as a chalkboard on which to create your forest floor. For children 3+ | Worth £84 | More info HERE

  • Beautiful needle felted Christmas heart decorations from Patience Creations. Catriona loves making beautiful creatures and creations out of wool, wood, leaves, flowers, cones, paper and recycled materials. She grew up in the west of Ireland and remains fascinated by the nuanced, intricate patterns and colours of hedgerows, fields and forests which inspire her stunning work.

 

Keep your eyes peeled for more incredible rewards that will be added by our friends and supporters over the coming days...

 

All of you, whether you are able to donate a £1, £100, £1000 or more, will also receive that beautiful warm fuzzy feeling that grows inside you when you know you have supported something worthwhile, that will bring happiness to many and be a space that will grow memories that will live in people's hearts forever!