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.
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 are paying for the sessions:
We charge: A £40 for 6 hours (9.00am-3.00pm) This is a part day session
We charge £55 for a full day session (any time between 7.00am - 6pm)
A limited number of half day sessions are available.
Half day sessions run from 9:00 am - 12.00 p.m. and are charged at £20
There are a limited number of funded places available.
Fees are all payed monthly in advance
Autumn Term 2021
Autumn Term Begins: Monday 6th September 2021
Nursery closes for the Christmas Break Friday 17th December
Spring Term 2022
Spring Term Begins: Monday 3rd January