We are lucky enough to have our own private Forest area at our Potterswood site adjacent to the nursery. Forest School is based on the Scandinavian model of outdoor education. The concept was introduced to Britain in 1995 by Bridgwater College. Emphasis is placed on building children’s confidence and self-esteem through practical activities. We have four Level three qualified Forest School practitioners.
We offer our children practical activities and opportunities to develop confidence and self-esteem, that allow them to experience a sense of achievement.
The Forest Environment
The forest environment provides children with the possibilities of challenge, safe risk-taking, adventure and excitement in magical surroundings. All activities are led by one of our level three qualified Forest School Leaders. Some activities include: making bug hotels, tree climbing, shelter building, perfume/potion making, small fire lighting and cooking and safe tool use. e.g. using potato peeler’s for whittling sticks and bow saws to make forest biscuits – sawing is done on a one to one basis with an adult dual sawing with the child – a full-size bow saw is used to allow the adult to be in complete control of the activity.
Our teams are passionate about providing high quality childcare and education and are proud to be part of shaping each child’s future.