We are currently operating as an emergency care facility for children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs. The Government have advised that children stay at home where possible and only use this service when there is no alternative provision for the children.

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Forest School

Our ethos is to provide children with new learning opportunities in the outdoor environment, in order to enhance their overall well-being and enabling them to build confidence and self-esteem with encouragement and support to challenge themselves to reach their full potential.Forest Schools builds on a child’s motivation and positive attitude towards learning, offering them the opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate learning for themselves.


Forest School is about exploring and experiencing the natural environment though practical activities. The children go out in all weathers, all year round, exploring and learning from the seasons and environmental changes. As a result appropriate clothing will be provided.


One of the principles of Forest School is to promote environmental awareness. The children are taught to respect and be responsible for the world around them.