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Børn of the Forest is a classroom without walls where children learn from nature, within nature. Our sessions, based on the principles of the Forest School approach, allow children to learn about nature, the environment, their world and themselves through natural, open ended play, creation, exploration, and discovery.
Preschool Play. Walkers-age 5 – Term time, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 10-11.30
Preschool play sessions for you to stay and play with your little explorers. The sessions are child led, natural and open ended with time and space for your little ones to follow their own interests and motivations. There will be lots of time to explore our different areas, thoughtfully designed by our Early Year’s specialist teacher to engage the senses and with child development at the heart. We have mud kitchens, swings, slack lines, den making and much more. There’ll be new enhancements each week often based on stories or the seasons so as well as returning to favourite areas, there’ll be something new to try each visit.
We recommend coming once your little one can confidently walk. Sessions can be booked as one off or using a flexible class pass. Pre-walking siblings are welcome free of charge.
Preschool Forest School age 2.5 – 5 – Term time, Tuesdays 10-12 Sessions are based upon the Forest School ethos. We’ll be following your child’s lead and building upon skills and experiences, which will likely include campfire cooking, with your child involved in the process; learning to use real tools to create crafts and as part of woodland management/ fire building preparation; crafting, playing with and exploring natural materials to help us to learn about and connect with nature. Plus of course plenty of time for child led play!
We recommend coming once your pre-schooler is about 2.5 years old to get the most from the sessions, but younger siblings are of course welcome too with pre-walking siblings welcome to join us free of charge.
After School Club age 5-11 -Term time, Mondays 3.30-5.30
As with the holiday clubs, there is much time spent playing freely. As children attend each week, we’re able to follow children’s interests and motivations and plan experiences accordingly. We are also able to support them in developing Forest School skills such as tool use, campfire cooking and fire lighting.
After School Clubs are to be booked at least half a term at a time and priority to rebook will be given to those already booked in.
Therapeutic Forest for SEND age 4-11- Term time, Thursdays 12.45-2.45 We are passionate about using the Forest School approach to support young people who need some additional support to socialise, improve communication, connect with nature and develop skills. As Therapeutic Forest Leaders we aim to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs at Forest School. This may include supporting children with attachment difficulties and developmental trauma, those requiring inclusive communication strategies, those with sensory processing needs and children and young people with learning disabilities, autism and behavioural needs.
Home Ed Group age 5-11- Term time, Tuesdays 12.30-2.30 Forest School sessions for home-educated children with parents / carers staying to join them with their play and explorations. Learner centred sessions with much time spent playing and exploring freely. As children attend each week, we’re able to follow children’s interests and motivations and plan experiences accordingly. We are also able to support them in developing Forest School skills such as tool use, campfire cooking and fire lighting.
Sessions are facilitated by Level 3 qualified Forest School Leaders, some are also experienced teachers with QTS.
Home Ed sessions are to be booked at least half a term at a time and priority to rebook will be given to those already booked in.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Birthday Parties age 2+ – Year round
If a birthday party that is a little bit different from the norm, set in beautiful, vast woodland surroundings, led (& tidied up!) by experienced, creative professionals is what you’re after for your child’s next birthday celebration, we might just be the thing!
We offer 2 different packages- either Forest School inspired or based upon a variety of different themes. There’s something for everyone! Please see our website for more information.
Green Lane is a small and friendly home childcare setting. We offer 2 hour sessions from 9:45 – 11:45am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for children of 18 months to school age. We will happily book children in on a regular basis, but can also offer a more flexible service. Term time only.
Green lane is run by Lucinda and Torie, we are two local Mummies who both have Montessori and Early Years qualifications. Having had 6 children between us, we understand how all consuming young children can be. We wanted to offer a service that would allow parents a bit of breathing space, whilst also developing their social skills, independence and creativity in a home from home environment.
At typical morning for us would be allowing children time to explore the activities on offer; these are changed on a regular basis to follow the interests of the children. We then enjoy a healthy snack together before heading outside to feed the guinea pigs, enjoy messy play, digging or whatever the children would like to explore!
If you feel like this is something that may work for you and your children then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
72 Green Lane, Harrogate, HG2 9LN
Open 7.00 am – 9.00 am and 3.15 pm – 6.30 pm school term time and full days in school holidays for children 3 – 11 years.
‘Practitioners know the individual needs and interests of children and plan a stimulating range of activities around their interests. Links with parents are good and individual needs are supported and met well. This means that all children are fully included and have a positive attitude towards learning.’ (Ofsted 2014)
‘Great place, great staff, great fun …… my daughter loves it and you can’t put a price on that!’ (parent 2013)
We have a fun packed activity plan with every child’s interests at heart. Give us a call for more information or to arrange a visit, without obligation
Our Funclubs provide before and after school and holiday care for primary school children in the Harrogate area.
Our aim is for your children to have so much Fun that they want to come to the Funclub whether or not their parents are at work!
Our vision is to make Natures Little Learners a unique, homely environment filled with opportunities for every child to feel valued and learn through play. Our focus is to provide parents with the peace of mind that their children are happy whilst in our care.
07957 156 981
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