We’ve started our Forest School training..

July 6, 2015

It’s an exciting week in Bramley as Lindsay, setting manager, is deep in the woods of Cranleigh learning about how to develop children’s confidence and self esteem through outdoor learning.  The principles of Forest schools is based on a respect for children and young people and their capacity to instigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them.

” It believes in children’s right to play; the right to access the outdoors (and in particular a woodland environment); the right to access risk and the vibrant reality of the natural world; and the right to experience a healthy range of emotions, through all the challenges of social interaction, to build a resilience that will enable continued and creative engagement with their peers and their potential. ” source: Forest School Training

Children are encouraged to direct their own learning based on what hey find outside and what interests them.  Simple things like counting sticks, looking at the changing leaf colours and seeing where bugs live, all compliment the Early Years Foundation Curriculum, and with an excellent Forest School leader ‘scaffold’s’ a child’s learning bringing out the best in each child.
We look forward to hearing how Lindsay’s week has been and updating you further on how the training is being implemented into your child’s day with us.
You can read more about Forest Schools on a wiki page here.