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Acorn to Oak
Nursery & Pre-School

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Forest School

Acorn to Oak Nursery and Pre-School are planning to fully embrace the Forest School ethos.

Sue Baxter, one of the owners and current manager of the nursery and pre-school will be starting a level 3 forest school leader training course in June 2019.

Children will have access to outdoor space in our private 6-acre grounds with time to play and learn new skills. With hands on experience outdoors, children will learn about nature and the natural world around them.

They will share and work together to solve problems and carry out tasks, building respectful bonds and solid relationships between the children and practitioners.

Older children will learn fire safety rules and be able to make fires with supervision. While playing in the clear shallow stream on our dedicated 6 acres of land, children will learn about water ecology and how water behaves while keeping themselves safe following water safe guidance they have been taught and under close supervision.

Outdoor play will proceed through all seasons with all the different weather conditions nature has planned. We will play out in weather appropriate clothing. Children of all ages will spend time outside every day.

We have a huge oak tree in our grounds which will be our base for outdoor Forest school learning. We will have stories, drinks and snacks and group activities under its canopy.

There will also be a small formal play area supplied with hills, logs, stepping stones, stones and other natural materials.