We can offer a safe, fun and engaging environment where preschool children are able to roam free leading their own play and exploration.
Our sessions are a mixture of child led play and nature arts and crafts, each session will begin with a well loved story and then the session’s activities will be based on the theme of the story. lots of treasure hunts, fun engaging activities and delicious camp fire cooking!!
Working together in an outdoor natural environment helps children to create bonds and build friendships. It also makes them aware of how to care for one another and support each other and look after our natural world.
As you would expect with children running around and climbing trees this helps to develop muscle strength, aerobic fitness and coordination.
Forest Schools also sees an increased development of gross and fine motor skills.
In today’s world children are experiencing increased stress caused by a range of pressures, from school exams to social media.
Many mental-health professionals acknowledge that maintaining a relationship with nature can be very helpful in supporting children’s emotional and mental wellbeing.
Not only does Forest Schools improve learning outcomes for children but also for parents/carers. Naturally children are really engaged with Forest School sessions and they will often take their learning home to share with friends and family. This often encourages families to get outdoors and visit their local parks and woodlands more frequently.