The development of Forest School in the U.K. happened due to on going movement of Forest School in Europe, particularly in Scandinavia where an outside pre-school culture of ‘frulitsliv’ had become embedded. A group of nursery nurses visited Denmark and soon established their own version of Forest School back in Somerset. Three years later the college where they were working began offering a qualification in Forest School which was soon operating throughout England and Wales with the support of the Forestry Commission.
The UK government report that Mental ill-health is on the rise and in England it is estimated that in any one year at least 1 in 4 people will experience a ‘significant’ mental health problem. The report (gov.uk) suggests that ‘green care’ interventions i.e. getting children physically active outdoors can provide an increasingly important way of supporting mental health. Getting these initiatives established and people engaging in them from a young age could be the most effective way of preventing wellbeing issues in the future.
‘EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE'
If you would like to register your interest for your child, please complete the forms below. Children are able to start the Forest School at any age.
If you would like to apply to use your funding please complete the following declaration in full
We accept 2, 3 and 4 year olds who are funded (15 or 30 hours).
We claim up to 10 hours funding per full Forest School session.
If you would like to apply to use your funding please complete the following NCC Funding declaration (link below) in full and return it to email@example.com
If you are paying for the sessions:
We charge: A £40 for 6 hours (9.00am-3.00pm) This is a part day session and covers a healthy snack and lunch with desert
We charge £55 for a full day session (any time between 7.00am - 6pm) This covers breakfast, healthy snack, lunch with desert and dinner with desert
There are a limited number of funded places available.
Fees are all payed monthly in advance
Summer Term 2022
Summer Term Begins 18th April 2022 and finishes on Friday 22nd July. There is a half term break on the week of 30th June where we will be open on Monday 30th, Tuesday 31st and Wednesday 1st June. We are closed for Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June.
We are open all during the Summer from 7am to 6pm for Nursery children and Holiday Club children.
To book a place in Holiday Club contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn Term 2022
Autumn Term Begins Monday 5th September 2022. There is a half term break for government funded children on the week commencing Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October.
Nursery closes for the Christmas Break Friday 23rd December for two weeks.
Spring Term 2023
Spring Term Begins on Monday 9th January.