Regular group for toddlers and pre-schoolers
Bright Seedlings Forest School group is specifically aimed at children aged 1-5 years. These sessions allow young children to explore freely through unstructured, child-led play, encouraging them to explore physical and emotional boundaries in the world around them, using all their senses, whilst developing their fine and gross motor skills.
Studies have shown that play is crucial in the growth and development of children’s brain, body and intellect. Children acquire knowledge experientially, through play, experimentation and appropriate risk-taking and many fundamental life skills can be most effectively learned through outdoor play. [Berkley et al.]
We run on-going programmes throughout the year. These are bookable in 6 weeks blocks (one 2 – hour session a week) during term times.
Sessions are booked in blocks of 6 weeks. It costs £42 for the first child and £36 for additional siblings. Children under 1yr can attend for free with a paying sibling.
We currently run on a Monday morning, Wednesday morning and afternoon and a Thursday morning during term time.
Payment is taken in advance to secure your place. We currently have a waiting list for all sessions so please get in touch if you are interested in being added.
We require that the children come supervised by an adult.
“We are now in our third term of Bright Seedlings sessions and we absolutely love them, so much so, we also came to the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day events too! My daughter has flourished at forest school and feels absolutely at ease in the beautiful woodland setting. Her levels of confidence have really grown thanks to the hands-off approach of both staff and parents and she regularly makes new friends. She looks forward to coming each week, telling anyone who will listen what she has been/will be doing! I can thoroughly recommend Bright Woods Forest School.”
~ E. Small, parent
“A truly wonderful place to play on natures playground and let your little one’s imagination to run wild. My nearly 2-year-old son loved the Bright Seedlings…”
~ G. Wardymoo
“Attending weekly Bright Seedlings sessions has increased confidence, improved language and team working skills for all our preschool children. Our recent outstanding Ofsted inspection praised this fantastic learning opportunity.”
~ A. Todd, Ofsted Registered Childminder
“We’ve joined forest school weekly and have been on a few special events, we always have a great time. It’s a wonderful way for little ones to discover and appreciate nature. Plus everyone there is very helpful and lovely.”
~ M. Picard-Edwards, Parent