Forest School

Forest Schools

Blackberry House Day Nursery in Wisbech is fortunate to have an onsite woodland area, enabling us to add a unique Forest School to our already “Outstanding” Day Nursery.

The concept behind our Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through a hands-on learning experience in a tree filled woodland environment.

New studies have shown a high proportion of young children are suffering from a condition known as Nature Deficit Disorder. Forest Schools are a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

This learner-centred approach interweaves the ever-changing moods and challenges of the natural world through the seasons, filling every Forest School session with discovery and difference, ensuring all children acquire the lasting benefits that Blackberries Forest School offers.

Children benefit from the simplest act of being outdoors. Our aim here at Blackberries is to develop and enrich children’s learning outside the classroom. Blackberries are committed to the importance of enabling children to experience the world beyond the classroom as an integral and essential part of their Early Years Development.

Forest School is about the child learning through their own wants and interests, outdoor learning is more adult initiated and focused where in forest school asking them how many or what colour is not important it’s about learning skills and experiences that they want to and would not get in an average outdoor space or from home.

Some activities coming up in the new year….

We will look at the creatures who live in The Grove and explore their skills and needs through games. There are squirrels and a million mini beasts living in the woods.

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