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.

TERM TIME

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.


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We are a Harrogate based studio offering arts & crafts for all ages and abilities.

Open: Wednesday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday 10am to 5.30pm; we also serve hot and cold refreshments.

Due to covid you will be asked to sanitise your hands on entry and wear a mask until seated, we also ask you to only touch the things on your table. We sanitise everything between groups, we also ventilate our studio and limit our numbers so that we can allow for social distancing between groups.

Daily Arts & Craft Sessions – weekday Parent & Pre-school Sessions (c. 3+) Seasonal & themed art and craft activities every day last session starts and 4pm, from £3

Family Workshops – varies daily during school holidays, weekly during term time, from £7.50

Holiday Club – half days for age 8+, morning or afternoon, £20 per session

After- school Club – age 8+ available from 3pm until 5.30pm: £7.50 each

Parties – for birthdays, school leavers, hen parties, etc from £9.50

Home Educators – art sessions on Wednesday 10am to 12noon and Thursday 2pm to 4pm £7.50 per person per session, for crafts see our Thursday morning workshops.

Adults Friday Afternoon De-stress Sessions – from 1pm every Friday afternoon.

Ladies Nights – regular, informal evenings for grownups.

Group Bookings – club, friends, team building…. contact us to discuss your requirements.

Personalised Card & Gift Making – make a personalised card or gift for someone special, suitable for all ages.

To book your place email, message or phone us.

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51 Tower Street, Harrogate, HG1 1HS – Tel 01423 508585 – Text 07565 487 587


01423 508585
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Looking for a Baby or Toddler group that’s just as much for you as it is for your little one?

Do you need ideas for fun, easy activities that can be recreated at home? Do you want to build your confidence with messy play and have fun in an environment you don’t have to clean up?☺️

Little Seedlings Baby & Toddler Development classes are coming to Children’s Corner’s newest nursery in Harrogate on 14th & 21st March! Book your 45 minute taster session now for a discounted price of just £5, and come try us out! The nursery is opposite Harlow Carr with a lovely space, including an accessible outdoor area & lots of parking! 

We learn through play using household objects and simple activities that engage your little one whilst building your confidence as a parent/guardian to teach them through play at home. Each class covers rhymes, activities, messy play and a chance to chat to others to build support networks.

Classes available from birth to 36 months and can be booked via the website


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Fun, high energy and educational! Classes for 3 months – 4 year olds written by early years specialists and presented by a fully qualified, experienced primary teacher to introduce the world of letters and sounds to your little ones through play.

Each session is full of games, music, dance and much more to teach your children in exciting and interactive ways.

As well as an early introduction to the world of literacy we also help your little one develop their fine and gross motor skills, turn taking skills, speech, confidence and social skills.

Find the right class for your little one:

Babies Class (3 months – walking) An early introduction to the world of literacy through nursery rhymes using a multisensory approach. If you have had a baby in lockdown this class will be a lovely way to meet other mums in a safe, indoor environment.

Minis’ Class (age 1- 2 years) A great class to help develop your toddlers speech and language skills through songs, rhymes, role play whilst also introducing them to letters and sounds.

Preschool Class (age 3 – 4 years). My preschool classes are fun and energetic so your little ones won’t even realise they are learning.

We work on oral blending and segmenting to help with early sound recognition. We learn letter sounds and develop our fine and gross motor skills through dance and play.

These classes will give both you as parents and your children confidence in early Phonics before starting school.

Come along with your little one this Summer and find out for yourself!

Wednesday

Calcutt and Forestmoor Village Hall HG5 8JG

10:00 – 10:45am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

11:00 – 11:45 Phonics with Robot Reg Minis

Pannal Village Hall HG3 1JJ

1:15 – 2 pm Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

Thursday

Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

9:45 – 10:30am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg

10:45 – 11:30 Minis Phonics with Robot Reg

Friday

Clifton Village Hall, Otley LS21 2ES

9:45 – 10:30am Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg


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Stay and Play is a fun parent and toddler group for preschool children hosted at Jennyfield Styan Community Centre and Knaresborough Community Centre.

There’s lots of exciting things going on to entertain your little one including toys, bikes, bouncy castle and games.

Everyone is welcome. It costs just £2.50 per child and £1 for each additional child (includes snack and drink).

Stay and Play at Jennyfield Styan Community Centre
Fridays 9.30am – 11.30am (term time only)
Tel 01423 521667
Email jennyfieldscommunitycentre@harrogate.gov.uk
Find us at Grantley Drive (next to the Co-op), Harrogate HG3 2XU

 

Adventure Babies – Bring Books to Life

Take your little one on an adventure with our multi award winning sensory storytelling classes.We bring books to life through sensory stimulation to support all round development and help your baby to fall in love with books & reading.
Wednesday’s at Crimple HG1 3EW (9.45 / 10.45 / 11.45)
Call or Text Helen on 07922200153

Harrogate Monday Monkeys Playgroup

We are a friendly Playgroup at Christchurch Harrogate every Monday in term time 9:30 -11am

St John’s Baptist Church Stay and Play

Stay and Play playgroup at the Hub (St John the Baptist Church Knaresborough).

It’s on 10:00-11:30am every Thursday at the Hub. £1.50 per child (50p for any additional children). Thank you!

The Little Explorers

The Little Explorers is a messy play class for babies and toddlers.

Our classes put the fun back into learning with a new theme and activities every week.

Messy play is crucial to a child’s development.

Come Join us for lots of fun!

Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s – Linton Village Hall- 11.30am/1.30pm/3pm

Thursday’s – Killinghall Village Hall – 9.15am / 10.45am / 12.30

Lauren

07792554314

Westcliffe Baby and Toddler Group

Re-opening Tuesday 27th April 2021 for Westcliffe Play Hour – one hour of up to 12 adults with socially distanced toys and equipment, lots of cleaning and ventilation! £2 per family.

2 Harlow Terrace, Harrogate HG2 0PN

 

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