Being outdoors enables exploration, discovery and understanding of the natural world and its resources that are visible to us. Children need the opportunity to explore, understand and discover themselves on an emotional and exploratory level. Learning through nature holds fantastic opportunities for all children…
"We want to give our children the opportunity to experience the awe and wonder of learning in nature"
We have developed a mini forest school in our outdoors space where we have learning through nature based activities. We also venture out to our local parks where this specialized forest learning approach takes place. We believe in providing opportunities for children to get hands-on and develop confidence in a natural environment.
Over the past years forest school learning has become more popular and we wanted to embrace this learning opportunity...
We plan forest school activities in order to meet children’s individual next steps and their interests. We enjoy gathering the natural resources outdoors and creating something the children are proud of, out of nature. Being outdoors is a fantastic opportunity for children to hone in on the different sounds of nature and listen out for the environmental sounds.
We provide all in one wet suits and spare wellington boots if needed in the nursery, but we do encourage all parents to bring their child’s own wellington boots and to dress their child according to the weather. This is so all children can access the great opportunities outdoors, no matter the weather.