Forest School

Forest school sessions at Childrens House Nursery & Pre-school in Southwell Nottinghamshire

Children’s House Nursery & Pre-school is the only childcare provider in Southwell offering Forest School sessions.  We are incredibly proud and happy to bring these activities, along with the amazing opportunities they bring, to your children.

Forest School is all about learning outdoors; a classroom without walls where the learning never stops! Come rain or shine the children are encouraged to learn about their beautiful, natural environment, where their natural curiosity and initiative to solve problems develops, where their self confidence increases and in turn, the smiles on their faces get bigger and bigger.

Coming to a session includes making and building dens, making fires and drinking hot chocolate over the delightfully warm fire with friends. What’s more, jumping through the muddy puddles will bring even more joy (because we all know how much delight a muddy puddle can bring!)

Experienced Forest School Level 3 trained staff lead the sessions, together with our own nursery staff.  We are presently training our own staff in this amazing ethos.

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At Children’s House Nursery we have always valued outdoor learning and the positive effect it has on child development; our large garden and vegetable patch, mud kitchen, greenhouse and builder’s yard are all used daily. 

Now with the introduction of our Forest School sessions, it brings a whole new level of fun, adventure and learning. We will continue to take trips to the Southwell trail, the swan sanctuary and the local parks but with Forest Schools, there is a whole new adventure waiting for us.

From the sessions we have run already, the response has been overwhelming with lots of positive feedback from parents.

Do you think your child would benefit from having outdoor learning as part of their weekly nursery life? 

Maybe …

  • pond dipping
  • using real tools (with one to one supervision)
  • toasting marshmallows over a real fire (always supervised)
  • den building
  • learning about animals and their habitats or
  • flowers and trees

… but most importantly being inspired by the wonder of the natural world. 

Book a free Forest School taster session now by calling 01636 378130.  We’re the only childcare provider in Southwell offering these sessions. Terms & Conditions apply and sessions are for children aged 2 1/2 years and above.

Please also take a look in our gallery to see more photos taken during our Forest School sessions.