From January 2018 our Prestwich Pre-School Forest School will be operational 5 days a week from 7.30am to 6pm.
Our Ofsted registered Forest School is completely enclosed within our site, Garden Needs which includes welfare facilities, large kitchen and a well-equipped, cosy pre-school room. Also included on site are several specialist outdoor areas including a fire circle, mud kitchen, den making areas, outdoor craft area, mini beast hunting area and, covered areas.
Indoors we have a warm and cosy pre-school room, laid out to encompass all the areas of the Early Years Foundation stage guidelines. There are opportunities to learn all around the room as this is a key time where the children are getting ready for school. Areas include mark making, reading and writing areas, imaginative play and much more. Learning is led by the children and their interests, who we encourage to explore and to express their interests and individuality. The majority of learning is from the outdoors, and inspired by the outdoors.
We have 3 Forest School leaders at Kids adVentures as well as a full team of highly professional nursery educators. We find that the children are inspired by the outdoors and this makes learning more fun. Children naturally pick up the additional skills of confidence and team work when being out in this environment regularly.
We have easy access straight out on to Kersal Dale, a wonderful naturally wooded environment which offers a host of adventures and learning experiences across the different seasons of the year.
The concept of Forest School comes from Scandinavia, there have been Forest Schools in the UK since 1993.
There is now much documented research that shows that children are stimulated by the outdoors and gain skills around self belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem solving.
We have a limited amount of pre-school places available for 2018, and only toddlers at our Prestwich Nursery are guaranteed places for the next in-take in September 2018.
To find out more or to book a visit call 0161 798 7465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org