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Hygge Your Home with Back to the Garden Childcare in Broadheath, Altrincham

At Back to the Garden Childcare in Altrincham we’re all about hygge!

“Hygge (pronounced HUE-GUH) is a Danish word used to acknowledge a special feeling or moment. It can be alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary but is always cosy, charming or special.” –

By taking a natural and calming approach to the way we decorate our beautiful day nursery in Altrincham, and incorporating it into our curriculum as well, we create the perfect learning environment where every child can develop at their own pace and learn naturally, letting children just be children; feeling valued in themselves, and harnessing the power of their own imagination and the natural elements in our world!

However, hygge isn’t just for our children’s nursery in Altrincham! Back to the Garden have come up with our top tips on how to create a hygge environment in your own home, so that the whole family can feel calm and cosy as we go into the colder season.

Create light and airy spaces

Draw in as much natural light into your home as possible, and use soft lighting around your home to create smaller elements of light to keep your spaces cosy and calming. Incorporate neutral colour elements (wherever is most practical and unreachable for mucky hands!) to make your spaces at home bright and light.

Natural elements

Features of wood and light natural materials help to keep a space feeling calm and cosy while it’s not as light outside in Autumn and Winter! Natural materials and elements placed around your home, especially in your bedrooms and playroom, will also help you feel closer to nature, bringing the outdoors in and fully encompassing the concept of hygge in your own home!


Back to the Garden Childcare in Altrincham has a beautiful cosy corner dressed with comfy cushions, natural elements and lots of amazing books for the children to learn and get their imagination cogs turning and developing! Not only do books make a space feel more welcoming and lived in, but also there’s nothing better than family story time or reading time inside on a cold day to warm your heart.

Cosy corners

We make the most of our cosy corners at our beautiful day nursery in Broadheath, providing the children with a sense of relaxation, safety, and overall positive well-being; something we strive to care for within our curriculum! At home, nothing beats coming home to your favourite cosy corner, where you can curl up with a blanket and just relax…very hygge. Keep your cosy corners calming and comfy with lots of soft furnishings, and enjoy the moments of peace you get either on your own or as a family!

A warm, neutral colour palette

Keeping your home’s colour palette warm will automatically help you feel warm and cosy in your living spaces while we go through the colder months, and are great keeping little ones feeling calm and focused when it’s needed!

Simple spaces

Not only does a simple space help to calm the mind and make you focus more, it also helps to keep family life that little bit more practical, so that you can fully make the most of family life and making beautiful memories! Simple spaces also mean that you can surround your family spaces with all the things that make you happy, such as pictures form your favourite holidays or candles that remind you of heart-warming moments.

Lovingly handmade pieces

Nothing says cosy-hygge-vibes like handmade furnishings, whether it’s the latest masterpiece by your little one or a statement vase from your favourite stall at a local artisan market. Back to the Garden day nursery in Altrincham encourages creativity through art and crafting as it’s vital for helping the children’s imagination develop as they’re becoming their own person, and seeing their art hanging on your wall at home gives them a real feeling of accomplishment and appreciation.

Let us know how you hygge your home!

Are you looking for childcare in Broadheath now lockdown has eased? Our beautifully natural day nursery in Altrincham is fully open to all our lovely back to the garden children again, and thriving! Get in touch with us today to find out more about our day nursery in Broadheath, and to enquire about spaces while they’re still available!

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