Forest School

Let your child be nourished through nature beside the ancient pale of the Ashdown Forest.

We have a unique setting where we can safely explore and become a part of the changing seasons within the Forest. We love our sessions so much that we even held our Nativity in the Forest this year.

Based on the long established Scandinavian model Forest Schools promote holistic, individualised learning and development using the natural world as our enabler.

  • Play-based & child led
  • Awaken all of our senses
  • Engage with the natural world
  • Feed and nurture curiosity
  • Encourage emotional growth, self-confidence and independence.

In the spirit of the Scandinavian model we go out irrespective of the weather. As Billy Connelly says, it is never bad weather simply the wrong clothing! The key to our success is the full support of our parents who provide their children with the correct kit for the conditions.

Wholesome nutritious snacks, often baked by the children, are included.