Forest School

  • Forest School Information

  • Forest schools enrich children’s learning through first hand experiences in a naturally challenging environment. Forest school is an opportunity for children to spend a length of time in a woodland or outdoor setting. The group of children gradually become familiar with the setting through repeated safe activities. Activities are planned towards the Early Years Foundation Stage just as they are in nursery. The children carry out challenges and are given support to ensure achievement. As children master the challenges their confidence grows in other situations too. We run Forest School for the 3-5’s at the moment.

    The children are taken to the woods by minibus where we meet our Qualified Forest School Practitioner and the children are introduced to the woods and activities. The children interact with the environment at their own pace. We have snack in the woods and then an activity usually with something to take home. There is often a follow up activity to do at home too. The children return to nursery by minibus ready for lunch here or at home.

    The children will need to bring suitable clothing for the weather including wellington boots. They will need a change of clothes at nursery too in case they get wet or muddy.