What is Forest School?
Set entirely outside among the woodland, a Forest School gives your child hands-on positive outdoor experiences. Here they’ll experience the changing seasons and grow to love nature, using adventure equipment that’s been thoughtfully designed to match every stage of their development.
Our Forest Schools don’t only give your child the opportunity to grow their own plants and vegetables, climb trees or play in the fresh air – though we love that they do! They teach problem-solving and co-operation, through engaging, motivating, challenging and achievable tasks. Working together, our activities will help to develop your child’s empathy, self-esteem and self-awareness.
What happens at our Forest Schools?
Imagination runs free outside among the trees! Your child might make dragon soup in the mud kitchen, or meet new friends at the fairy doors. They’ll engage directly with nature: listening to the birds, going on a bug hunt, or feeling the grass beneath their feet on a barefoot walk. Building dens is always fun – and so is gathering around the fire pit, where your child will learn how to be safe while enjoying hot chocolate and even cooking their own food.
Both Birmingham Day Nurseries are lucky enough to have lots of outdoor spaces, and we definitely make the most of them. Eight of our staff are qualified as Level 3 Forest School Leaders, and we’re training more all the time.