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:
Light long sleeved top
Wellington boots or closed in shoes.
During Autumn/Winter, children will need:
Warm waterproof coat
Hat, scarf and gloves
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:
Hammer and pegs
Tree and leaf stencilling and rubbing
Craft making using the natural resources around us
Identifying the sounds of nature
Identifying the local wildlife
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: