Where Children Learn in the Great Outdoors
Inspired by philosophies of Forest School, Reggio Emilia, Steiner, Te Whariki and Montessori
Little Forest Nursery Schools
Our Outstanding Little Forest Nursery Schools are unique childcare settings that provide care for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Based in picturesque villages and surrounded by beautiful historical woodlands, we offer an exciting opportunity for children to experience freedom in the great outdoors. Our philosophy is to equip young children with an education that encourages an appreciation of the natural world, with daily access to local woodland areas where hands on learning experiences can take place.
Forest School offers all our children the opportunity to develop confidence and self-esteem, and to experience achievement in a natural environment. Our core objectives are to produce confident and capable children like these.
‘We feel happy and contented and care for each other. Our practical skills are getting better. We understand, care for, and appreciate the natural environment. We know when it is safe to take risks. We can make choices and think deeply. We have good ideas and love finding out new things. Our language skills are improving all the time. We do lots of outdoor physical activity. We are independent and resourceful’.
Our highly qualified and experienced forest school teachers believe that young children develop most when they are ‘learning by doing,’ when they are given responsibility, work in groups, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.
Starting a pre-school group is a big step in a child’s life and our aim is to make it an enjoyable experience, as it will have a vast influence on their future attitude to school education and to learning.
Little Forest Nursery Schools
Nonsuch Park Forest School
Nonsuch Park Forest School is a private, small village Nursery School. Nursery Lodge has space for 55 children everyday between the ages of 18 months to 5 years old. Nonsuch Park Forest School is a safe and secure environment with access to beautiful woodland areas, and wonderful historic gardens where exploration and adventure can take place. Set in Nursery Lodge, Nonsuch Park, Nonsuch Park Forest School takes a holistic approach to learning by introducing children to outdoor wild play.
Little Forest School on the Green
Walton on the Hill, Surrey
Set in the beautiful picturesque village of Walton on the Hill, The Little Forest School on the Green sits on the green in front of the giant oak tree alongside St Peters Church. A nursery school for over 30 years, the nursery evolved into a Forest School 8 years ago after the staff team discovered the huge benefits of learning in the natural environment. Surrounded by Sandyhill Woods and Walton Heath, children experience the joys of learning outside all year round. Little Forest School on the Green has space for 26 children everyday between the ages of 2 to 5 years.
New Setting Opening 2022
We will be opening our third nursery school in 2022 – Watch this space!