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Runnymede Pre School

Kiln Road

Benfleet

SS7 1TF

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FOREST SCHOOL

Second Nature Forest School in Partnership with Runnymede Pre-School

Providing  young children with a broad curriculum in a woodland environment as a regular part of their Pre School session. 

WHAT IS FOREST SCHOOL? 

The philosophy of Forest School with “Second Nature” is based upon the desire to provide our young children with an education that encourages appreciation of the natural world and for nature conservation in later life. 
 
Using the outdoor environment, children are encouraged and inspired to grow in confidence, independence and self-esteem through the mastery of small achievable tasks. 
 
Forest School England defines the Forest School approach as 
 
“ ... An inspirational process that offers children and young people opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self - esteem through hands - on learning 

What happens at Forest School? 

It is a place where the magic can start  to happen as imaginations, self-confidence and vocabulary start to grow.  
 

Whilst in the woodland we will undertake adventurous activities, exploration and discovery enabling children to enjoy and self initiate their own learning. 

How will my child be kept safe at Forest School? 

Forest School sessions will be led by a qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader, who has many happy years of experience working with young children at local schools and Early Years settings. 
 
Forest School sessions will be in small groups. 
 
Also supported by Pre School staff 
 
The adult to child ratio in Forest School sessions will be 1:3. However when using tools children will be supported on a 1:1 basis.  
 
Risk assessments will be carried out prior to children accessing the woodland. 
  
Our Forest School Leader  is DBS checked, has relevant and up to date First Aid training and a Foundation Degree in Early Years & Childcare. 

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