Forest Schools & Holiday Club

Forest Schools

Children are stimulated by the outdoors and typically experience, over time, an increase in self-belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication, problem-solving skills and emotional well-being.

 

Forest School sets learning in a different context for children where they can undertake a range of practical activities and carry out small achievable tasks.

 

Every day is a Forest School day at Tiny Tots. Our qualified Forest School teacher, Chrissie leads the sessions for our babies, toddlers and Pre-School children in the woodland area. Our staff ensure that the skills that children learn at Forest School are transferred into the nursery garden for children to continue to explore, practise, extend and embed into their learning.

 

Children gain skills and confidence through a range of activities;

  • Den Building – Encourages teamwork, manipulation of materials and use of tools.

  • Fire – Children gain an awareness of fire safety. There are lots of opportunities to build their own fires and to cook using the fire.

  • Nature Arts and Crafts – Children use a variety of natural resources within their artwork.

  • Woodland Walks – Enables the children to have a deeper appreciation of the woodland environment and how to care for and respect the habitat.

Daily Structure

Where possible, on a Forest School day, children spend the whole of their day in the woodland, usually between the times of 9.30am and 3.30pm. Snack and lunch is provided at the woods so that children have no need to return to nursery. When babies and toddlers need to sleep, the yurt offers the perfect tranquil environment.

Holiday Club

Our Forest School Holiday Club is available for children aged 5-11 years. The club is run by Chrissie, our qualified Forest School Leader. The sessions our located solely outside in our woodland. Basecamp forms the central area for most activities including building fires, making dens, mud kitchen, nature arts and crafts, using tools or relaxing in the hammocks or yurt. In the wider woodland, children can enjoy nature walks, playing in the stream and swinging in the tyre swing.

Reviews

“My son really enjoyed his two weeks at the holiday club. The experiences and activities he was involved in and new skills he’s learnt have led to him having a brilliant time. He can’t wait to return.”

“Fabulous holiday club! My little boy started for the first time in the summer Holidays and loved every minute! Will definitely be coming back for more fun in October.”

Times and Fees

The day runs from 8.30am until 3.30pm with the opportunity to extend these hours if required.

Fee per day: £35.

By signing up to the Tax Free Childcare Scheme www.childcarechoices.gov.uk you can save 20% on your fees, reducing the cost to £28 per day.

Children need to bring lunch, snacks and drinks and dress accordingly for a day in the woods.

Dates

  • October Half Term

  • May Half Term

  • Easter Holidays

  • Summer Holidays (4 weeks)

Itineraries

To be confirmed.

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