Sarah Mold: Nurture in Nature

About Nurture in Nature: 

  • Registered childminder educator
  • Passionate about nature & outdoor learning
  • Lumsdale Valley  location, off the A632 

About me

Hello parents/guardians, I am married to my husband Stuart; we have 2 beautiful children at home with us aged 11 and 9. We have an affectionate dalmatian dog who has grew up surrounded by children.

I love nothing more in life then spending time and going on lots of exciting adventures with my family. My hobbies and interest are anything to do with connecting with the GREAT outdoors including walking/ hiking and kayaking. My other are cooking/ baking , gardening and swimming.

I feel the most relevant experience I have is being a mum myself. I am currently working in a day nursery and absolutely love my job! I have been a foster carer for 6 years now and currently have 1 child in my care.

I am a enthusiastic nature lover with a true passion for connecting children to nature and supporting their developing.  Children crave hands-on exploration which is especially beneficial when their young brains are still under construction.  When children are encouraged to safely explore the outdoors, they are able to learn first hand how the world around them works.

Outdoor learning is a big feature of my home setting. Children flourish when they are given lots of opportunities to ‘get down in nature. It helps them to develop important life skills such as  self-reliance, problem-solving, critical thinking, safe risk-taking, discovering talents and forming  their individual identities

7.30am - 6pm
3 children to 1 adult
Joined us in 2021
Meals provided
£50 day rate


My home, which I intend children to spend a great deal of their time, is surrounded by a beautiful garden with trees including fruit trees, lots of vegetation and a vegetable patch. I even have a dipping pond and a stream running through the bottom of the garden (inaccessible to children). I am planning to be an accredited forest school in the near future as my garden can provides endless of opportunities for children to thrive and learn. We are a stone away from the amazing Lumsdale Valley and a beautiful woodland.

Other location perks include:

  • A member of Matlock Farm Park
  • Local amenities include Matlock library, Ark Leisure centre

About my home setting

My home setting in the stunning Derbyshire Dales is surrounded by nature. I have large garden that is separated into 2 sections, a child-friendly enclosed area where children can explore and learn about nature through gardening (growing their own fruit and vegetables), muddy play, pond-dipping, mini-beast hunts, caring for guinea pigs and lots more endless outdoors fun. The second part of the garden is inaccessible to children. It is a ‘secret’ lush garden with tall trees with a stream running through it that children can do their very own thorough investigations of nature, all with careful supervision. 

My home child-centred with a good range of play resources including home-made resources made from natural materials. I have ensured toys are at children’s own height so they can access what they choose:

  • Playroom conservatory with children’s height furniture and soft furninishings
  • Wooden toys, play resources and books within easy reach of children
  • Seating area in the children’s garden

A word from @Home Childcare

“The name of Sarah’s childcare setting, Nurture in Nature, completely sums up her unique offer of outdoor learning in a woodland garden setting that encompasses all of the main features of children’s development and well-being such as physical, emotional, behavioural, creativity, confidence and independence. Children will love it! “

Services offered

Available for: all childcare services including day care, out-of-school care, out-of-hours

Food offer: home-cooked meals plus snacks, vegetarian options. Allergies catered for 

Driver: yes

Language spoken: English. Happy to care for children with different home languages 

School runs to/from:  nursery & primary school

Sarah's unique features

  • Passionate about children exploring the outdoors and learning about nature around them
  • Large ‘forest school’ type garden with an abundance of wildlife and nature for play opportunities 
  • Petting animals e.g. guinea pigs 
  • Children can learn about growing food from scratch from gardening in the vegetable patch 

Sarah's Coronavirus Safety Precautions

I have carried out a full Covid-19 risk assessment to make sure my home is a safe environment but that it is still welcoming for children. The measures that I have identified to put in place are: 

  • All toys are easy clean (majority of soft toys on shelves and will be regularly machine washed)
  • Any children who want to nap will have their own bedding and washed after each use.
  • I have a carpet cleaner, so carpets are deep cleaned at least once a month.
  • Hand sanitiser and, of course, regular hand washing!

Sarah's Inspection Reports

Sarah was registered in February 2022. Her first inspection will take place one year after her registration. 

@Home Childcare’s Quality Pledge

Our registered educators provide the very best care and education to children because they are trained to the highest standards and regularly supported to ensure quality continually improves. 

Our quality pledge is our quality guarantee to parents. You can be assured that all of our educators have the following:  

  • Ofsted approved childcare
  • DBS checked
  • References & Ofsted checked
  • Household members, if any, are fully vetted
  • Health approved by a GP
  • Fully insured
  • Paediatric First Aid certified
  • Safeguarding children certified
  • Complies with the mandatory childcare standards
  • Regular outdoor learning for children
  • Safe & clean house regularly risk assessed
  • Appropriate and safe toys/equipment
  • Sufficient space for numbers of children allowed
  • Inspected every year to check quality
  • Regular monitored and supported by specialist inspectors
  • Regularly updates specialist knowledge & skills with on-going training
  • Accepts childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare, student finance etc
  • Transparent invoicing & easy payment methods

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