Opening times: 9am to 3pm Monday - Thursday, 9am to 1pm Fridays during term time

Forest Schools

Aleysha is our Forest School Lead Practitioner. Aleysha holds a Level 3 Forest School, lead practitioner qualification (one of the requirements to run a Forest School Group). She leads Forest and Outdoor Learning activities throughout the week as well as offering specialist sessions during selected school holidays. The activities which are offered include exploring the outdoor learning environment as well as learning essential skills such as; shelter building, fire building, harvesting and maintenance of the woodland environment, knots and cooking outdoors.

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Everybody has fun at Forest Schools!

We love jumping in muddy puddles!

We love playing in the mud, especially to make mud pies!

We have enjoyed making crowns and wands during our first Forest School session of the year!

We have been busy creating Autumn pictures in the woods.

We have enjoyed exploring the leaves this Autumn!

Collecting sticks for our fire.

Here we are using a map to find our way around the woodland!

Aleysha's Forest School runs on a Friday Afternoon. The sessions consist of dedicated Forest School activities  held within a local woodland area. The programme is designed to meet the needs of the individual children attending the setting. Staff use the children's learning journeys to identify next steps which can be achieved during the Forest School Programme.

Activities will promote: 

  • Identifying boundaries to promote behaviour.
  • The ability to follow instructions.
  • self confidence.
  • Life skills.
  • Working in partnership with one another.
  • A healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Leadership skills.

Activities will include:

  • Den building.
  • Shelter building.
  • Minibeast hunting.
  • Navigation.
  • Harvesting trees.
  • Making campfires.
  • Cooking on campfires.
  • Whittling.
  • Carving.

The sessions are exclusive to children attending Stepping Stones. The sessions  run from 12:00 until 3:00 every Friday. When committing to the programme, children are booked in for a whole term at a time to enable them to benefit from this fantastic programme. 

Each session costs just £14.00. An invoice will be sent out before the beginning of each term, fees must be paid before the first day of term.

A packed lunch is required.

Contact Aleysha at Stepping Stones for further information about this fantastic opportunity!

Don't forget to look out for our Forest School and Outdoor Learning days at the Summer Holiday Playscheme. Details can be found on our Holiday Club page.

Christmas in the woodland! Our parents joined us for a special celebration in the woodland this Christmas.

Not only did the children show their parents their learning environment, but they also enjoyed a visit from a very special person . . 

We loved showing our parents and carers what we do at Forest School, but as always, we really loved toasting marshmallows! Delicious!