Forest School

Biddenden Playschool runs Forest School sessions on Monday and Thursday from 9.00 to 12.00pm. These are lead by a qualified NVQ Level 3 Forest School Practitioner.

Our Forest School Ethos is to provide children with regular opportunities to experience the peace and tranquillity of the natural woodland, where they can learn whilst exploring and through natural curiosity. Forest School builds a child’s self-esteem and confidence, makes them feel safe, secure and respected and hopefully creates a well-rounded child who wants to learn and experience life and take all the opportunities available to them while also being respectful of the environment while also being respectful of all living things.

External Information:

Play ‘boosts children’s development and happiness’

Nature deficit disorder ‘damaging Britain’s children’

Our Aims

Encourage children to initiate and direct their own learning.

Build children’s confidence, skills and independence by giving them challenging yet achievable tasks.

Provide opportunities to explore and learn through curiosity developing their imagination and resourcefulness.

Teach children how to risk assess and take on challenges.Expand children’s appreciation and knowledge of the natural world.

Build and develop group work and co-operation skills.