Folly Preschool at Dalwood
EX13 7EW
Tel: 01404 41144

Forest School

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Learning in an Outdoor Forest School environment is a very special experience and one that certainly helps promote 4 key skills that your child will need in tomorrow’s world.

  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Thinking
  • Risk Taking
  • Self-Confidence
  • We are very fortunate to have a small wooded area in the heart of the stunning East Devon Countryside nestled in the Blackdown Hills, complete with its own outdoor classroom.

    Forest School takes place 4 times a week in this stunning environment for our Pre-School children (Butterflies). This is led by our own Level 3 Forest School qualified member of staff who is also a qualified Early Years Teacher. We offer every child attending these sessions one Forest School session a week – additional sessions can be booked at a charge of £5 per session.

    Our Forest School Sessions are designed for your child to develop:

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  • Self Awareness
  • Self Regulation
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Self Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Good Social and communication Skills
  • A Positive Mental Attitude
  • Self Esteem
  • Confidence
  • The Forest School sessions are about sharing our skills and experiences with each other. Everyone involved is both a teacher and a learner and we all help each other to achieve our goals as well as having a great deal of fun in the process.

    As well as enhancing every area of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which is the basis for all our learning, Forest School supplies many other bush craft related activities including…

  • Wood Carving
  • Pencil Making
  • Shelter Building
  • Open fire cooking
  • Fire Building
  • Studies of habitats
  • Plant & animal identification
  • Rope tying
  • Sculpture making