What is a Forest School?
Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a Woodland environment. This approach is one that Ofsted views as "outstanding".
Forest Schools originated in Europe in the early 20th century as a way of teaching about the natural world. By the 1980’s it became part of the Danish early years programme.
Forest School is a long term child-led educational process that promotes, observes and explicitly supports the social, emotional and physical development of children in a Woodland surrounding. All ages access forest school or nature nurture sessions at Little Explorers.
Both nurseries are fortunate enough to have their own fantastic outdoor spaces where the children have constant access to so many inspirational resources and activities such as fairy homes, rope swings, a clay kitchen, a dragons nest and many, many shelters! We are also just a short walk away from local woodland where children venture every week to experience a woodland environment on a greater scale.
As a child, I am sure most parents remember climbing trees, splashing in puddles or building a rope swing. At Little Explorers we create these ever lasting memories for your children everyday.
We recommend parents come and see this outstanding learning environment.
Just some of the activities the children experience with us are making mud monsters, pond dipping, bush craft and bug hunts the list goes on and on!
Jade and Kirsty are our resident Forest School Leaders, they are qualified to Level 3 which is the highest level achievable. Their passion and enthusiam for learning in the great outdoors is evident from the moment you meet them.