Home Ed Group

“Let Nature be your teacher.”

Regular sessions are intended to build children’s confidence and self-esteem through achievable tasks. Forest School encourages team work and effective communication with others.

Parents, you may stay or take advantage of 2 hours of peace and quiet!

2-11 years

FREE taster session

Under 8’s – 2nd Tuesday of each month
10am – 11.30am
£5/child

Over 8’s – Last Friday of each month
10am – 12 noon
£8/child

NEXT SESSION : Every month of the year, except January…email us to book

What goes on at HE Forest School?

  • Friendship Building & Teamwork
  • Achievable tasks that build self-esteem
  • Invisible Learning
  • Bushcraft skill development
  • outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment.

Things we’ve done so far:

  • Making natural paint
  • Tool use
  • Fire lighting using natural resources
  • Harvesting seasonal produce and campfire cooking

Typical session

  • Meet at the farm & walk across the fields to the woodland
  • Make a campfire snack
  • Explore the woodland and discover new skills using natural materials
  • Gather at the campfire again to chat and share stories

Health & Safety

Medical Conditions
It is important for your child’s safety, and for the safety of the group, that we are made aware of any medical conditions that he/she may have, such as asthma or allergies, and if these have not already been disclosed on your H&S form, we ask that you let us know on arrival.  Any medication brought onto the site must be given to a course leader for safe-keeping. Children must able to administer their own medication when required.

Please be aware that staff at Fir Tree Forest School are not permitted to apply sun cream to children, we ask that a high factor sun cream is applied prior to the visit, and that a labelled bottle is included in the child’s bag for them to re-apply if needed.

Clothing & Footwear
We ask all children to bring/wear the following, regardless of the weather in the morning:

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof coat (and trousers if you have them),/li>
  • Sun hat
Disclaimers
Photography
Fir Tree Forest School reserve the right to take photographs at its summer holiday club for promotional purposes only.  Any parent/carer wishing their child to be excluded from any such pictures must ensure that “no” is circled on the H&S form.
Personal Belongings
Fir Tree Forest School will not be held responsible for loss of personal belongings or monies.

Qualifications & Certification

  • Level 3 forest school training
  • Fully insured, including public liability
  • Outdoor first aid certificate
  • Food hygiene certificate
  • KCC Fire management certificate
  • DBS certification