We advise your child comes to nursery in their Forest School clothes and to wear old clothes as it highly likely they will get muddy!
For Forest School, your child MUST have with them or in their bag:
A warm, waterproof coat with a hood
Gloves NOT mittens
Warm hat no dangling strings
For safety, no scarves as they may get tangled in trees
A long-sleeved top to protect them from sunburn and scratches etc.
Long trousers to protect them from sunburn and scratches etc.
Warm socks (or welly socks)
When the weather gets colder please ensure your child has a warm layer underneath their clothes; for example, an extra layer of clothes, tights or pyjamas all provide good extra warmth.
Sun hat and wellington boots
Sun cream will be needed if weather is hot
Checklist for Parents
What We Will Do
Generally, a session will be split into the following routine:
Arrival - Children to arrive at nursery by 9:00am; we then take the register, go to the toilet, and make sure we're dressed appropriately
Travel - at 9:30 we travel to site in a walking bus (children hold hands and walk in pairs, adults to be front, middle and behind)
Group time - there is an introduction to the session using a story, song, game, activity, special item, puppets, etc.
Free choice - children choose which activities they would like to engage in, adults may model certain ideas and skills to support learning.
Circle time - time at the end of a session to reflect and share.
Closing – a song, action, story or activity that takes place to signify the end of the session.
Departure - at 11:45am we head back to nursery ready for lunch.
Please feel free to talk to me before your child attends a session with any questions, queries or concerns.