The Dream Wild Forest School sessions empower children and young people by encouraging child-led learning through outdoor play and exploration. Our aim is for our participants to develop self confidence, resilience, communication, social interaction, speaking and listening, concentration and creative thinking skills whilst encouraging an empathy with nature.

Forest School also improves fine and gross motor skills, encourages independence and explores the awareness of risk taking, as well as improving a young persons’s knowledge of the natural environment. 

Activities include:

  • Nature Trails

  • Arts & Crafts using natural materials

  • Woodland Games

  • Den building

  • Woodcrafts

  • Knowledge of Trees and Nature

  • Pioneering

  • Primitive Skills tools & fires

  • Team Building Activities

  • Fire Safety and Cooking Over a Fire

Forest School aims to get children and young people to enjoy the outdoors, regardless of the weather and make the most of what nature has to offer. Even on a cold winter’s day, Forest School sessions can run, making the most of the season.

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Outdoor learners are taught safe techniques for using woodland tools, such as loppers and bow saws. They are often used in pairs, encouraging communication, co-operation and respect. They are also taught how to have a safe and responsible attitude towards fire, which is slowly introduced over the course of the sessions, building up to cooking a meal.

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The DREAM WILD Forest School

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HOLIDAY CLUB

We cater for children aged 4 -11 years to join us in the school holidays. We offer a school hours day (9am-3pm) or a whole day (8am-6pm). 

Holiday Club Prices: 

School hours day  = £30

Whole day = £40

Regular booking (5 days in a week) = 10% discount 

Sibling discount = 10%

If you are registering for the first time please BOOK NOW by completing our online Holiday Club Registration Form

If you are a returning customer we should already have your details on file so please use our basic Contact Form to save yourself time. 

COMMUNITY SERVICES WE DELIVER

AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB 

 We also offer an after-school club on Thursdays from 3.45- 5.15pm during term time - email nicky@swindontuitioncentre.co.uk to go on the after-school club waiting list.  

After School Club Prices = 

£15 per hour and a half session. 

To read our Forest School Policy click here

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Nature & Nurture Project

The Nurture & Nature Project combines both the benefits of nurture groups with that of outdoor learning experiences and forest school practices. We understand that the education system is not one size fits all and that to reach the children and young people who are falling out of mainstream education, we must drastically change the way we deliver the National Curriculum so that every child really does have the chance to succeed. 

The Nurture & Nature Project is an innovative hands-on and specialist learning programme aimed to promote positive outcomes for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties.  To read more about the aims of this project please download this information document

School Class Days

We work with schools to create a tailored programme to suit their needs.

 

Our Forest School Leader leads on the class days of classes up to 30 pupils alongside the class teacher and/or teaching assistant. We can also provide another experienced staff member at an additional cost. 

 

School Class Day Prices: 

One off school class day: £400

One off school class half a day: £200

Regular booking school class day: £300

Regular booking school class half a day: £150

SEMH Secondary

We also deliver our Forest School sessions as an alternative provision offer. We work with local schools, PRU units, EOTAS and the borough to embed forest school sessions into young people's education plans.

 

This service caters for secondary school aged children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs, no longer attend mainstream school or are at risk of their school placement breaking down.  For this our ratios are risk assessed depending on the referrals. 

ALTERNATIVE PROVISION SERVICES WE DELIVER

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Meet the Outdoor Team

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We have three wonderful outdoor learning practitioners working within our Forest School Provision. 

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Hi , I'm Clare and I have recently successfully completed my Level 3 Forest School Leader Training. I have previously gained Level 2 qualifications in Children and Young People's Workforce, Counselling Skills and Working with Autism. I lead on the Forest School Delivery and I'm usually found starting fires, building shelters and slack lining. 

My favourite quote is: There is no wifi in the forest but I promise you will find a better connection.

Vicky our new Level 3 Forest School Leader - info coming soon!

Rhian our Arts & Crafts Holiday Club Tutor - info coming soon!

All of our outdoor team staff have enhanced DBS checks, have completed Child Protection Training to Level 2, Food Hygiene to Level 2 and have current Paediatric First Aid qualifications. 

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Stanton Country Park, 

The Avenue,

Stanton Fitzwarren,

Swindon SN6 7SF

Swindon Tuition Centre,

135 Cricklade Rd,

Gorse Hill,

Swindon.

SN2 1AD

Our Magical location

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