Forest School sessions for The Children's House Foundation Unit children

Forest School sessions at Brackenhurst Campus

Does your child love being outdoors?  Then they will love our new Forest School sessions.

Nottingham Trent University at Brackenhurst Campus has its very own Forest School Woodland site, which is used for outdoor learning for schools and now we’re excited to announce that Children’s House Nursery & Pre-school has secured Forest School sessions for our Foundation Unit children.

We have the amazing Simon (a Nottingham County Council fully trained Forest School teacher with many years experience working with young children, encouraging their learning in the outdoors).

Simon together with our own staff are running two initial sessions.  We would like to include these on a regular basis in the new year so that the children can experience the benefits of outdoor learning

Forest School sessions for Children's House Nursery Foundation Unit The first two sessions are Friday 17th and Friday 24th November from 12.30 to 3pm.  Friday children are included free of charge but there are a limited number of spaces available for extra sessions.  So if your child loves pulling on their wellingtons, splashing around and just generally having adventures, and you fancy a few hours free on a Friday afternoon, then these are available at an opening price of £15.00.

If it’s not your child’s normal day then you need to drop off and collect at Brackenhurst.  Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Forest Schools

In a Forest School children will learn how to use their own initiative to solve problems and to co-operate with others, as well as how to maintain safety.  All important life skills – helping children grow in confidence and feel good about themselves.

The Early Years Forest School philosophy is to encourage and inspire children through positive outdoor experiences, to provide an innovative approach to outdoor play and learning. Forest School involves taking groups of children to their own woodland site, involving them in engaging and achievable tasks to help to develop their motivation and emotional skills.

Going to the woods in all weathers is a fun experience, giving children freedom to make choices and to learn and explore by investigating their natural surroundings. Children learn about the environment.  Trees, plants, wild flowers, and animal habitat – as well as making dens, building campfires, cooking food, tool making, bark rubbing and climbing trees.

Who doesn’t love an adventure like that?

If you have any further questions or want to book your session then call the office on 01636 814738 or email

Karen O’Connell