Where Children Learn in the Great Outdoors
Inspired by philosophies of Forest School, Reggio Emilia, Steiner, Te Whariki and Montessori
Our Forest Schools
Our Outstanding Little Forest Nursery Schools are unique childcare settings that provide care for children who are confidently walking 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.
Working together we make your child stronger and give children the best possible chance to learn achieve and be happy!
Nonsuch Park Forest School Nursery Lodge
Nursery Lodge - Nonsuch Park, Ewell Road, Cheam, SM3 8AL Tele: 0203 0930771
Nonsuch Park Forest School is a private, small village Nursery School. Nursery Lodge welcomes children who are confidently walking, everyday between the ages of 18 months to rising 5 years. 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.
Our Planned Open Morning for 28th October 2023 is Cancelled. This is now rescheduled for Spring 2024.
Nonsuch Park Forest School London Lodge
London Lodge - Nonsuch Park, London Road, Ewell, KT17 2DL Tele: 01372 855846
Nonsuch Park Forest School is pleased to announce the opening of London Lodge. Our newly purpose built Forest School setting shares the historic grounds and woodlands of Nonsuch Park with our sister setting Nursery Lodge. London Lodge sits within a half acre site allowing access to woodland experiences and adventures all year round. A small village nursery London Lodge welcomes children who are confidently walking, everyday between the ages of 18 months to rising 5 years.
Little Forest School on the Green
St Peters Church Hall, 3 Church Green, Walton Street, Walton on the Hill KT20 7SE Tele: 01737813960
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 who are confidently walking everyday between the ages of 2 to rising 5 years.