Little Woodies

Parent and Toddler Forest School

Mentored by

Charlotte Atkinson

Connecting People with Nature

Organisation links
Location address: Eye, IP21 5LT
Chosen age group:

Ages: 2 - 5 years

Available tickets:
First child 6 week block £39Sibling 6 week block £27First child 4 week block £26 +10 more
Next date: Friday 21st Jun,
A summary
At 'Little Woodies' sessions are semi-structured with opportunities for children to develop their understanding of how to keep safe, their knowledge of the woodland environment and their skills in making things from natural resources. Sometimes we play games together and there is always time for free play and exploration. Each week there will be a focused activity for children to do if they want to. These will include natural arts and crafts, campfires and outdoor cooking. You can either book for the full term or book and pay weekly. Please note that there is a small booking fee payable in addition to the advertised ticket price.
About your mentor
Charlotte Atkinson
Connecting People with Nature
Charlotte has over 20 years’ experience of working with children, schools and families as a primary school teacher, headteacher, educational consultant, Forest School leader and trainer. She is a qualified Level 3 Forest School practitioner with over 10 years' experience of leading Forest School sessions with children aged 2-11 years. Charlotte is a Forest School Association (FSA) endorsed trainer and trainer assessor. She provides guidance with setting up and running Forest School as well as practical delivery of sessions and support with bid-writing and site design. Charlotte is a British Nordic Walking instructor and runs regular ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ programmes at Charlotte’s Wood. She has a diploma in 'Shinrin Yoku' and provides guided Forest Bathing sessions at the woodland.
About Little Woodies
* The sessions will take place at Charlotte’s Wood in Wilby. The address is Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Wilby, IP21 5LT. There is limited parking at the venue so if possible, please park at Wilby Coronation Hall, on London City Road (IP21 5LE) and then walk 400m up London City Road (away from the village). We are on the left, just past ‘The Shingles’. There is a pair of mirrors opposite the entrance. * The sessions will have a flexible start from 10am. I will meet you and your child at the entrance to the woods. * Sessions start with a walk around the woodland - usually with something to find or spot. We then meet at 'Base Camp' for our welcome song and an introduction to activities. We finish with snack and story at our camp fire. * If you are unable to attend a session, please cancel using Eequ. Although I cannot provide a refund, I appreciate the notice so that I do not wait for you and hold up the session. Likewise, if you are going to be late, you can find my mobile number in the full details of your booking on your Eequ booking page. Please call me and let me know! * During sessions my role is to plan, provide resources, introduce activities and ensure the health and safety of the group. Your role as parent/ carer is to: • encourage your child to join in, try new things and have a go by themselves (maybe by modelling or demonstrating to start with); • observe your child and intervene if required (either for safety reasons or to move their learning on); • join in with games (children love to see adults having fun!); • be positive and enthusiastic (even if it’s raining!) * Each week, please ensure that both you and your child are appropriately clothed for the session which will take place entirely outdoors (regardless of the weather!). Suggested clothing for both you and your child: • Long sleeved t-shirt and long trousers (even in the summer – this is to protect your child from cuts and stings) • Fleece or jumper • vest or base layer (in winter) • Waterproof coat (plus waterproof trousers if possible) • Wellingtons, boots or strong shoes/ trainers with warm socks (2 pairs in winter) • Hat, gloves and scarf (if it’s cold) • Sun hat in the summer. * I will provide a drink and snack for you and your child. * You are welcome to take photographs of your own children. Please try not to get photos of other children without asking the parents' permission. * If you haven't attended a session before, I will ask you on arrival to sign to give me consent to take photos of you and/or your child. These may be used for marketing and publicity purposes (e.g. on flyers, Facebook, my website and Eequ listing). If you would rather not have photos taken of you or your child please indicate this to me on the day. I will look forward to meeting you in the woods!
Learning aims
Aim 1
To develop confidence, independence, resilience and creativity.
Aim 3
To develop understanding and appreciation of seasonal change.
Aim 2
To have fun and share magical moments together.
Aim 4
To engage in creative play and make friends.
About Charlotte's Wood
Charlotte's Wood is a place where people can connect with nature. It is a tranquil, privately owned woodland in the heart of rural East Anglia - large enough to lose yourself in but not large enough to get lost in! The woodland has a path running around the perimeter that makes it accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Next to Charlotte's Wood are two luxury holiday lodges and a cosy log cabin sits on the woodland edge. The cabin is used as a venue for meetings and training and as a meeting point and shelter during woodland activities. It can also be hired as a place to stay. There is a toilet in the cabin at the entrance to the woodland and a compost loo in the woodland that is used during sessions. At the woodland Charlotte facilitates various activities and events for adults and children throughout the year. The overarching aims of these are to provide meaningful nature connection experiences for all in order to promote physical and emotional wellbeing, to bring people together and promote social interactions and to generate a lifelong love of being outside in the natural world. These experiences include: * Forest School Leader training, taster days and CPD sessions for Forest School Leaders and assistants. * Wellbeing Days and PD Days for school staff and other organisations. * Seasonal Forest Bathing sessions celebrating the Celtic Festivals of Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. * 'Learn to Nordic Walk' courses and regular Health and Fitness Walks. * 'Wild Wood Holiday Club' for children aged 4-11 years. * 'Little Woodies' - Weekly Parent and Toddler Forest School sessions. * Seasonal Events for parents and toddlers such as the Halloween Spooktacular, Easter Eggstravaganza, Elf and Fairy Party, Teddy Bears' Picnic and Christmas Little Woodies. For more information go to:
Pricing information
Ticket nameFirst child 6 week block
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Ticket nameSibling 6 week block
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Ticket nameFirst child 4 week block
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Ticket nameFunded child 6 wk block
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Ticket nameSibling 4 week block
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Ticket nameFunded sibling 6 week
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Ticket nameFunded child 4 wk block
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Ticket nameFunded sibling 4 week
InformationPlease select this ticket if you'd like to access funding to support a sibling to attend.
Ticket nameFirst Child Drop-in
InformationIndividual drop-in sessions are £8 for the first child. Adults should book a free drop-in ticket
Ticket nameSibling Drop-in
InformationFor additional siblings individually booked sessions.
Ticket nameAdult block
InformationPlease book a free ticket for each accompanying adult
Ticket nameToddle About Free Trial
InformationReaders of "Toddle About" can select this ticket and add their discount code at checkout.
Ticket nameAdult Drop-in
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Where we'll be
Sun Dial Cottage, London City Road, Eye, Suffolk, IP21 5LT
Enhanced DBS
Basic DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

Please note

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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.