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
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.