Environmental and large scale art


Our artist, Shelley Simpson, and our other staff, work with small groups of children to create large, experimental creative pieces. The creative process is great fun- squishing, flicking, squirting and rolling!

Shelley often uses natural materials and has developed a large selection of interesting resources to inspire the children.

Our focus is on introducing children to a wide range of media and encouraging their individual creativity, rather than every child completing specific adult led tasks. This approach is reflected in the individual creative pieces displayed around the nursery.


Exploring paint- and making a mess!

Holmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Painty babiesHolmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Paint


Using a lightbox to explore dark and light, shadows and colour mixing

Holmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Light and darkHolmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Light and mirrorsHolmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Lightbox


Rolled, pressed and painted clay, stencilled slates in the Hayloft outdoor area and a mosaic butterfly with coloured stones and glass gems.

Holmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Rolled, pressed and painted clayHolmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Painted slates in the Hayloft outdoor spaceHolmsdale Manor Nursery Ibstock Mosaic butterfly




Contact Us

To find out more  about the nursery please click on the headings on the left of this page.

To contact us please call 01530 262434, email on jenny@holmsdalemanor.co.uk or click here for more details