As technology increases, children seem to be spending less and less time outdoors and more time spent inside on tablets and games consoles.
This has been recognised and so the Forest School Approach has become more and more popular.
Rosy Apple Childcare has two Forest School Nurseries:
Little Achievers Urban Forest School, Preston, PR1 3QU
Little Achievers Forest School Nursery, Blackburn, BB1 9DQ
All children whilst in the Owls room at Little Achievers are able to access Forest School sessions. We transport children from our nurseries to our Forest School settings and sessions are led by our qualified Forest School Leaders.
What is a Forest School?
“an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment”
Forest schools seek to encourage, motivate, engage and inspire children through positive outdoor experiences
Provide a safe environment for children to learn.
Allow children to take risks through using tools, lighting fires and climbing trees.
Why Forest School?
Activities are reviewed and reflected on by the children helping build confidence and communication skills
Children learn about the natural world by the environment they are in.
Child led learning.
Sessions provide opportunities for children to develop self awareness, social skills and emotional intelligence.
Opportunities to take risks and in turn learn how to handle risks that are presented to them, as well as building on their physical skills.
Qualified forest school leaders are able to plan activities suited to the children in their session