The Team at Little Oaks Forest School have put together a pack that explains what a Forest School is, what the benefits are for your children as well as some useful information for parents.

Please click here to open the Parent Information Pack on Little Oaks Forest School:

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Forest School

Forest School builds on a child’s innate motivation and positive attitude to learning, offering them the opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate learning. The Forest School learning environment provides opportunities for children to develop self-esteem, self- confidence, to form positive relationships with others, to develop a growing awareness of their emotional needs and the needs of others, to learn to cooperate and work with their peers and adults and develop strategies in order to take risks within the boundaries of safety.


Little Oaks outdoor wild learning  


We aim to give all children a collective insight into the ethos of Forest School.


Little Oaks allows the children to engage with the natural environment and we all know there is something magical about a piece of woodland. Forest School is about exploring and experiencing the natural world through practical activities.


The children go out in all weathers, all year round, exploring and learning from the four seasons and environment changes. The children’s interest along with the varied natural resources in our woodland are used to stimulate creative thinking, problem solving and skill development, all in the guise of play. Most of our activities are child-led but of course some activities are planned by the practitioner.


Mrs Clift & Mrs Huges are our Forest School Leaders having both undertaken Forest School Leader Level 3 Training with Surrey.



Would you like to learn more about our approach?

Please contact us on 0208 393 8660 or use our contact form.