Toddler Sessions

Friday 9th November - Friday 14th December 2018 - 10.00-11.30am.

TODDLER SESSIONS

Achievement of developmental milestones requires a strong sensory foundation.

Our new programme is for mums with babies right up to school age. This 6-week programme intertwines the forest school approach and parenting strategies with regards to the best ways to develop your child's sensory foundational systems as they grow and learn in their early years. Each week we will provide you with simple activities and highlight how each one develops your child's proprioception, vestibular and tactile sense, why risky play is important for the development of a high emotional intelligence and why the less is more approach is beneficial to your child's imagination.

Our outdoor nursery has seen outstanding progress as a result of our research and we aim to pass this knowledge on through our parent and toddler sessions.

The woodland environment also helps young children develop their balance and coordination 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.
Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather.

Sessions will only be canceled due to high winds, torrential rain or staff absence. We will then reschedule for another date or if you're not able to attend I will issue a refund.

Please check your emails a couple of days before for more detailed weather information. If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know.

Please do not park at the main entrance as we are a 20-minute walk away. Directions and T&C's will be sent out a few days before. Please ensure whilst driving into the estate that you drive 10mph and 5mph if passing dog walkers.

Each family will receive a free practical guide to download that will give you lots of ideas to do outdoors.

To book please copy the link and paste into google https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-toddler-forest-school-tickets-49031220701

TICKET SALES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT STARTING, BUT IF WE HAVE A WAITLIST AND WE CAN SELL YOUR TICKET WE WILL OFFER A REFUND.

TICKET PRICES ARE FOR UP TO 2 ADULTS & 1 CHILD, ADDITIONAL CHILDREN ARE PRICED AT £5 WHICH CAN BE PAID IN CASH EACH WEEK.