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.
Arts & Crafts using natural materials
Knowledge of Trees and Nature
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.
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.
The DREAM WILD Forest School
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
We also offer an after-school club on Thursdays from 3.45- 5.15pm during term time - email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
Meet the Outdoor Team
We have three wonderful outdoor learning practitioners working within our Forest School Provision.
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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