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Inspiring a hands-on connection with nature

Teacher Training

We were the first nursery to establish a Forest School in Surrey in 2008 and are still the leaders in this field. We are one of the few UK ‘full fat’ settings that offer every child from 3 months a forest school education throughout the year.

We are members of the Forest School Association.

As such we are now experts in this field and offer sessions to teachers and students who wish to introduce Forest School into their setting or simply find out more about this magical education.

Choose your session and email for prices.

Forest School Taster Sessions

8.30am to 1pm. Suitable for teaching teams, students or linked childminders in groups of 6 to 12. Includes planning to meet the EYFS in the outdoors, light your own fire and learn to use tools safely, observe our children in action and looking at assessing risk.

Introduction to Forest School.

An interactive presentation of 1. 5 hours. The Managing Director and Area Director of Friends Forest Schools will engage your audience in an informative and educational evening to encourage and expand outdoor classrooms.

The Forest School Experience

9.15am to 12 noon. Join our team for a typical forest session. Sample our safety routines, activities and ‘Sustained Shared Thinking’ teaching techniques.

Join our Surrey Forest School Cluster Group

3.00pm to 5.00 pm. Once a term like minded practioners from all over Surrey meet at our Cluster Group. This session is free of charge and encourages all Forest Leaders at level 3 to join together and share best practice.

Clients who enjoy our training:

Kingston University.

Surrey Early Years and Childcare Service.

Sure Start Centres at Dorking and Leatherhead.

Epsom St Hillier University Hospital. NHS Trust.

Surrey Childminders.

Local nurseries, state and private schools.