Forest School

Forest School allows the children the opportunity to learn and explore in a different way. By regular visits to our woodland area the children gain new skills and experiences that are not available in the classroom.

The development of Forest School began in Britain in the mid-1990s; it is based on a Scandinavian idea that considers children’s contact with nature to be extremely important from a very early age.

A typical session…

  • 9:40am – Arrive, headcount, walk into the woods, reminder of health and safety
  • 9:45am – Adult Led Activity
  • 10:15am – Snack
  • 10:30am – Child initiated play
  • 11:00am – Circle Time
  • 11:10am – Depart


  • 4 layers in Autumn/Winter
  • Long Sleeves
  • Wellies
  • Waterproofs
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves

Forest school benefits children by bringing more opportunities for creativity, problem solving and maths, communication & team work and physical development. It also brings with it the chance for children to learn new skills and knowledge.

Forest Schools Parents Presentation