18m - 4yrs
Accompanied

Spend quality time together with your little one, adventuring, playing and learning immersed in nature, sharing the benefits of Forest School and the excitement of new discoveries. 

3.5 - 6yrs
Accompanied

For those who want to keep their pre-schooler out of the indoors for a little longer, and spend quality time experiencing and discovering the world together. 

3.5 - 7yrs
Drop off

Perfect for preschoolers to develop resilience, confidence, creativity and independence. Our drop-off programme allows the child to shine and lead their own path to learning more about who they are, how to be, and who they could become. 

Current Term

All sessions and trials are fully booked. We are now taking bookings for our new term and trials from January 2020. 

New Term January to March 2020

Term 1 2020

Regular sessions: Monday 13th January - Monday 23rd March | 10 weeks

Public holiday: Monday 27th January

18 months - 4 years (Accompanied)
 
Introduction

Our accompanied Forest School programme for children from 18 months old up until their 4th birthday is designed to develop resilience, confidence, creativity and independence. Young children are given reassurance from the presence of their carer who shares in the Forest School experience with them. Children learn through play experiences inspired by nature, culture and stories. Children and adults reap the benefits of spending time outdoors connecting with the natural world, developing a curiosity about nature which will last a life-time. Exposure to nature in the early years is crucial to fostering the next generation of caretakers for our planet. 

Details

Duration: 2hrs

Group size: up to 10 children

Ratio: One adult to one child, minimum of one adult to two children, one Forest School Leader

Cost: approx $40 per session

Programme

Welcome circle

Warm-up activity and our Forest School song

Nature Walk

The leader will guide a nature walk, highlighting interesting things along the way. We may stop for an activity

Social Snack Time

Everyone brings along a snack to share during our social snack time. Adults are encouraged to move away from their child and enjoy a drink and a chat whilst their child does likewise

Make-camp & learning through play experiences

Depending on where camp is for the rest of the session, the leader will facilitate site appropriate learning through play experiences

Session Close

We will pack up together

The Leader will close the session with a quick re-cap of the day's events with adults invited to input, followed by a story and a minute or two of quiet 'cuddle time' listening to the sounds of the forest

3.5 - 6 years  (Accompanied)
 
Introduction

Our accompanied Forest School programme for pre-school aged children from 3.5 years old until their 6th birthday is designed for outdoor, nature loving parents and children to spend quality time together, adventuring, playing and learning in Singapore's beautiful natural spaces before children start 'big school' (or homeschool) full time. 

Our holistic programme has a strong influence on the development of emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and social skills. Our Forest School sessions are inspired by the natural world and it's cycles, cultural celebrations and stories. This helps children to develop a strong sense of their place in the world. We link our sessions to ways of learning such as play schemas and multiple intelligences. We provide experiences which have multiple links to holistic development and the UK Early Years Foundation Stage

Details

Duration: 2hrs 15 minutes (afternoons) to 2hrs 45 minutes (mornings)

Group size: up to 10 children

Ratio: One adult to one child, minimum of one adult to four children, one Forest School Leader

Cost: approx $40 per session

Programme

Welcome circle

Warm-up activity and our Forest School song

Nature Walk

The leader will guide a nature walk which will often have a theme or an additional purpose (finding different colours in nature, searching for bugs etc) The Leader will highlight interesting things along the way. The group will likely stop and the Leader will introduce an experience which may evolve throughout the session. 

 Make-camp & Social Snack Time

Usually at the stopping point the group will make camp and settle down for a snack. Everyone brings along a snack to share.  Adults are encouraged to move away from their child and enjoy a drink and a chat whilst their child does likewise

Learning through play experiences

Depending on where camp is for the rest of the session, the leader will facilitate site appropriate and learner-centric learning through play experiences. These experiences will often use natural objects, the environment or classic Forest School skills, but not always. There will likely be a theme for the session, which may link to a theme for the term, but Forest School is not curriculum driven. 

Session Close

The children and adults will be encouraged to reflect on their session and the things that they experienced and learned, this may be through photographs, video, circle time or nature journals. Children will not be forced to share during reflection so the thoughts and observations of the adults are crucial to the reflective process. 

The session will close with a story and two minutes of quiet time, breathing or yoga.

We will pack up together.  

3.5 - 7 years (Drop-off) 
 
Introduction

Our drop-off Forest School programme for pre-school aged children 3.5yrs-7yrs old is a pure Forest School programme adhering to the six main principles of Forest Schools. 

Children are free to roam, explore, challenge and engage with one another and in this way our programme has a strong influence on the development of emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and social skills. Our highly skilled Forest School Leaders carefully craft experiences based on the learner's interests. Experiences have multiple links to holistic development and the UK Early Years Foundation Stage. Our Forest School sessions are inspired by the natural world and it's cycles, cultural celebrations and stories. This helps children to develop a strong sense of their place in the world. We work to encourage the next generation of caretakers for our planet to emerge through personal experience of the wonder of nature.

Children attending this programme will be:

  • Ready to spend time away from their primary care-givers.

  • Able to respect the boundaries that are necessary to ensuring safety in the outdoors.

  • Physically able to play and learn outdoors for the duration of the session in the tropical environment.

After spending at least six weeks with a child, staff will use observations to develop a simple holistic development plan which will inform future experiences provided by the Forest School staff. 

Parents are invited to volunteer, with one volunteer space available each session. Parents are also invited to contribute their own skills and cultural knowledge to enrich our sessions as part of our Community for Learning.  

Please view our Safety Policy for how we work to manage and mitigate the hazards that children may be exposed to whilst attending tropical Forest School. 

Details

Duration: 3.5hrs (mornings), 2hrs 15mins (afternoons)

Group size: up to 10 children

Ratio: 1 staff member to 5 children, minimum of 2 staff members per session, one trained first aider and one trained Forest School Leader minimum. 

Cost: approx $55 per morning session, $47.50 per afternoon session

Programme

Welcome circle

Warm-up activity and our Forest School song. The children decide where they would like to go today. 

Nature Walk

En-route to our camp for the day the children will lead the way. Nature is ever changing, and each walk is never the same. We will take the time to explore the differences we find. 

The group will likely stop and the Leader will introduce an experience which may evolve throughout the session. 

 Make-camp & Social Snack Time

When we arrive at out destination we will make camp for the session. We will have items with us in our essential gear to make ourselves safe, comfortable and ready to play (and learn!). 

Learning through play experiences

Depending on where camp is for the rest of the session, the leader will facilitate site appropriate learning through play experiences. These experiences will often use natural objects, the environment or standard Forest School skills, but not always. There will likely be a theme for the session, which may link to a theme for the term, but Forest School is not curriculum driven.

Session Close

We will pack up together

The children will be encouraged to reflect on their session and the things that they experienced and learned, this may be through photographs, video, circle time or nature journals. Children are never forced to participate at Forest School. .

The session will close with a story and two minutes of quiet time, breathing or yoga.

We will then make our way back to the pick-up point. 

Collection

We will arrive at the collection point no later than 12.15pm. The children will settle down to eat their packed lunches before collection. 

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