The concept of Forest Schools originated in Scandinavia. It was put together to compensate for

the lack of indoor facilities for preschool children. British nursery practitioners witnessed this

setting and after seeing the benefits of Forest School, adapted the programme. The idea of Forest

schools is to provide children with an education of the natural world.


Forest School sessions are lead by a qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader and the children are

also supported by a group of parent volunteers. Forest School activities and routines are risk

assessed and carefully monitored to ensure the safety of everyone who attends Forest School



At Forest School there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. 

Please see the list below of what we suggest the children wear.

During Spring/Summer, children will need:

Sun hat

Light long sleeved top

Long trousers

Wellington boots or closed in shoes.


During Autumn/Winter, children will need:

Warm waterproof coat

Waterproof trousers

Hat, scarf and gloves

Wellington boots

We are set within the beautiful peaceful setting of St Peters Church. As

well as having our pre school garden which is accessible to the children

throughout the day we also take the children out within the grounds of the

church and provide a forest school experience.


We maintain a strict ratio of at least 1:4 adults to children regardless of

the children’s ages to always ensure careful and strict supervision.


During our time outside we offer a range of activities such as:

Reading area

Hammer and pegs

Mud kitchen

Tree and leaf stencilling and rubbing

Craft making using the natural resources around us

Identifying the sounds of nature

Identifying the local wildlife

Bug hunting

Welly throwing

Running races

Stretching (mini yoga)




We end each session with a drink and a snack whilst the children are listening to a story.

Check out some of photos showing all the fun we get up to in our Forest School sessions:

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