At The Keswick House Nursery Forest School the children are at the heart of everything we do. We believe that the individual child is at the forefront of learning and we provide opportunities for all children to succeed.
We offer child-led, and hands-on learning in the outdoor environment tailored to children’s enthusiasms and interests.
Our Forest School curriculum follows the core of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) offering learning opportunities in a carefully sourced outdoor environment.
What is Forest School?
Forest School is an approach to learning based around the natural world in a forest or natural environment. The natural world becomes a classroom without walls and unlimited outcomes.
The sessions allow children to take risks and attempt new challenges outside a normal classroom environment. Climbing trees and whittling sticks add a sense of excitement and adventure for the children, who are free to explore and manipulate the environment around them, using all of their senses along the way.
Learning and the Curriculum
Forest Schooling means that children become confident, happy and free-spirited investigators. Children become inquisitive and language develops quickly. We are proud that Forest School raises our children’s love and care for the natural environment in addition to raising self-esteem, confidence, general knowledge and promoting an ‘I can’ attitude.
Wonder and excitement is constantly established and creativity soars. Tasks are met head on, creating individual ways of solving problems. Friendships and trust are built and children are provided with freedom to explore and are guided where necessary. The learning is led by children so lesson plans are adapted to suit the interests and ideas of ‘The Roche Rangers’!
Qualified and experienced staff who are passionate about Early Years Education, are on hand to guide children through exciting opportunities with open-ended outcomes and opportunities. We pride ourselves on how we deliver opportunities for learning that enable all children to achieve, whatever their goal may be and whatever the weather!