We follow the EYFS (which all childcare providers follow, including preschools on school premises and Reception classes) but we incorporate the Forest School Ethos. We have FULLY QUALIFIED LEVEL 3 Forest School Leaders, ensuring the safe use of fire, tools and discovering the environment, alongside our fabulous QUALIFIED EARLY YEARS EDUCATORS.
The children have supervised access to all the fields at the rear of the nursery building, a Mongolian Yurt where they have quiet reflection and discussion time. They climb trees, build dens, cook on the campfire, embrace the outdoors and all that it has to offer, they learn to be caring, compassionate and accepting of others and also take risks which they learn to evaluate for themselves. We feel this way of learning encourages children to be healthy, confident, and empathetic individuals with the confidence to try new things without being afraid of failure. We are big believers in having an 'I CAN' attitude towards learning.