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Alongside our normal Playgroup sessions, children have an opportunity to take part in full day Forest School sessions which take place twice a week in local woodlands. These sessions are run by our OFSTED-outstanding early years specialist and highly experienced Forest School Leader.

Children derive a huge benefit from their Forest School experience. There is ample research around increased wellbeing in nature alongside notable improvements in their confidence and communication skills. Forest School offers a holistic approach to learning and development with experiences that stimulate a child’s curiosity, enthusiasm, imagination and awareness as they explore, discover and play in the natural world.

Our aim at St Nicolas Playgroup Forest School is to provide an adventurous, creative and safe outdoor experience that encourages a lifelong appreciation, awareness and connection with the natural environment.