So what isForest School?
Forest Schools originated in Scandinavia in the 1950s as a way of teaching children about the natural world. By the 1980s it had become an integral part of the Danish Early Years programme.
Why a forest kindergarten? Our kindergarten is an outdoor alternative to pre-school, a place where the ceiling and floor changes every day! A secure natural space where children can explore and develop their imagination, take risks and build on social and team building skills, confidence and self-esteem. With 20 acres of magical woodland to explore children have the freedom and space to be children, to run and hide, climb and balance. We build dens and light fires and support children in their natural curiosity and hands on understanding of the natural world. We sing, tell stories and cook on the campfire. Every day is different as the environment creates new learning opportunities with its ever changing seasons.