Parent and Child Forest School

Weekly sessions in the great outdoors!
Mentored by Dee at Wild Woodland Workshops

Immersive, Creative events in Nature

Quarry Farm, Robertsbridge, TN32 5RA
For ages: 1 - 18+
£2.50/hr - concession available
Next date: Friday 2nd Jul, 8:30am - 10:30am

A summary

Forest school is a fantastic way to encourage independent learning through discovery and exploration. It's also the perfect way to encourage a love of nature and respect for our environment. These weekly sessions will provide a wonderful, woodland setting for a journey of discovery and fun together...not to mention the beneficial side effects of fresh air and activity; essential oils and phytochemicals released by the trees and foliage; and the myriad of other therapeutic and calming effects provided by the forest... Sessions last 2 hours and run from 9.30am-11.30am Group size is limited to 10 adults / 15 children. Minimum Session booking - 4 per half term Research shows the real benefits of Forest School are found cumulatively over time...and you will find your child will really grow in confidence and independence over the course of the sessions, the first week can be a little strange for them and even a little overwhelming but once they find their rhythm it'll be hard to keep t...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor

Dee at Wild Woodland Workshops

I am a fully qualified Design Technology Teacher (QTS) and have taught all age groups and various subjects for over 18 years, in state, private and special education settings as well as freelance. I trained as a Level 3 Forest School Leader because I absolutely love being outdoors, especially in the woods and I know the power of nature for our well being and our learning. I also realised that many children today are seriously lacking in time outside and especially amongst trees, they just don’t have the opportunity to while away the hours watching, playing, exploring and getting muddy…in fact many live very sanitised lives! I felt such a strong desire and need to address this imbalance for the next generation… I had designed many outdoor learning projects during my 10 years as Head of Design Technology but when I learned about Forest School, the research and the ethos really spoke to me about fulfilling this need and it was a turning point in my career. Using their imagination and...

Meeting point

We meet promptly at The Outpost, just above The Hub cafe, to the left of the car park but leave the little ones in the car as we will then drive in convoy to a car park closer to the woods. If you're bring paperwork, or need to discuss anything 'official' before hand, please arrive a little bit early as we will leave promptly at 9.30am. Please read the Forest School information before you come so that you understand the ethos and also the recommended clothing, etc...for your own and your child's comfort and enjoyment of the session. If you are unable to come for any reason please do text or call me as we will be waiting for you!! If you're going to be late the same applies...

Learning aims

To take time out to spend in nature with your children

How to select your tickets

You must book a minimum of 4 sessions in a half term so choose the dates which suit you and send the booking request. Please include your child in your booking by purchasing a ticket for them as well as yourself. The parent and 1st child should EACH have a Standard ticket. Please remember to purchase a ticket for your child so that I have their names and ages. A parent & child pair will pay £10 per session. Any additional siblings should select the concession price. (£8 per session) Babies under 12 mths and not walking - can come along for free!

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Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte
Parent and Child Forest School session mentored by Dee Heyward-Ponte

What's provided

Drinks

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Where
we'll be

The Outpost - at The Hub, Quarry Farm, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5RA

Pricing information

Standard price: £2.50/hr
Concession price: £4/hr

Minimum number of session per half term is 4 - please select all the dates you would like and request the booking. Parent and 1st child should EACH book a Standard price ticket. Please remember to purchase a ticket for your child so that I have their names and ages. A parent & child pair will pay...


Pricing information

Cancellation

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.

None of the above


Cancellation Sessions will only be cancelled in severe weather, i.e. High winds or thunder and lightning. Or if the minimum number of bookings has not been met. You will be contacted via email directly and given as much notice as possible. You place will be transfered to the next available session. If you need to cancel your place please do let me know as we will be waiting for you! You need to give at least 3 days notice if you would like a refund. If less than 3 days notice you will only be able to transfer your booking to the next available date. If you are unable to give at least 24 hours notice you will forfeit your booking and will not be entitled to a refund, although I will endeavour to find a space in lieu for you in one of the next block of sessions.


Cancellation


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