Toddler Sessions

Every other Friday morning from 10-11.30am

 

Our toddler sessions are designed to get children outdoors from an early age.  We cater for children aged from walking up to school age, babies who are not yet mobile are free. We have had emails though off mums on maternity leave wanting to socialise with other mums, and if you are happy to pay for this place then you are more than welcome to join us.

Being surrounded by nature helps them to develop a respect and understanding for other living things and also fosters their curiosity. The environment enables them to manage their own risk and push the boundaries of their own capabilities which enables them to become confident in this type of environment. Their vocabulary increases as each session offers new experiences and as relationships develop with adults and other children so does their social skills.

The woodland environment also helps young children develop their balance and co-ordination and strengthen their core muscles, we also may put up things like the hammock and swings to help develop their vestibular sense. The woodland is also very sensory place which allows children’s tactile sense to develop too, mud play is an excellent activity to support this.

Some weeks we may come with activities some weeks we may not, the aim is to further develop children’s imagination by allowing them to think more creatively with what is there. We may also do some cooking on the fire and make popcorn or toasted brioches, we always finish with s’mores (toasted marshmallow in between 2 chocolate digestives) and you can help yourself to a cup of tea or coffee. (Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements)

Many returning customers have developed great friendships with some of the families outside of sessions and everyone is always ready to give parenting tips and advice should you want it.

Sessions are very relaxed and activities are on offer should the children want to take part, we firmly believe that children learn what they need to learn through play so they are free to explore the woodland at their own pace.  We have found that children under the age of 2 and 1/2 just want to walk around, climb and play in the mud, most of the time they are not interested in any of the activities that are on offer.   This is fine as they are meeting a range of sensory, proprioception and vestibular needs. After 2 and a 1/2 they then engage imaginatively with the peers, they will engage more with the activities, play games with each other and freely explore the woodland.

 

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Please email n2nenquiries@gmail.com to enquire about upcoming sessions and available places

 

Hi Julie, Just wanted to say a massive thank you once again for such a fantastic morning! It was just beyond my expectations and the boys absolutely loved it!!  See you next week – cant wait! xxx

 

Thank u SO much for an amazing time today at toddler forest school! The boys loved it & cant wait for next week! (nanna & mum too! 😉 ) xxx

 

Forest school at Croxteth country park. We had a FAB time and can’t wait till next week. Thanks Julie

 

 

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