A short walk from the Nursery, the children have an area of woodland set aside as a forest school. The forest school offers the children the opportunity to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on experience in a new environment and learn about nature in a fun and informative setting.
When the children are at forest school they have time for free play, however structured activities are available for those children that are interested. Staff members that have level 2 in forest school plan activities which can include craft, fire building, cooking, den and fairy garden building. The craft activities include making necklaces, wooden spinning shapes, leaf rubbing and whittling using tools such as drills and saws.
Within the forest school the children also have access to a mud kitchen, fire pit and wooden hut to play in should they wish to read or draw instead. Forest school offers stimulating resources, rich learning opportunities and supports the children to take risks and explore.
The forest school is continuously being developed since it was opened in 2012.