Amberley Little Forest School

Amberley Little Forest School...


Amberley Little Forest School meets weekly on Tuesday mornings during term time in Rackham Woods. The sessions are open to accompanied under 5s, including babies. Join us for a morning of woodland craft, campfire cooking, fun and games in the woods. Learn new skills with your children in a safe and free environment.


Just £5 per session per child (plus Eventbrite booking fee). Under 1s free.


• Suitable for under 5s only

• Changing facilities available

• Healthy drink and snack provided

• All children must be accompanied and remain the responsibility of their parent/guardian throughout.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL, even for under 1s.


These sessions are organised and delivered by Hannah Rosalie (Forest School Leader Level 3 and Early Years practitioner. Fully insured, DBS checked with Paediatric First Aid and food hygiene certificate.)


If you would like to join us, please book through the Eventbrite page.





"Forest Schools is an innovative approach to education, designed to inspire people through outdoor play in woodlands. As a Level 3 Forest Schools qualified practitioner I deliver Forest Schools programmes to children, young people and adults. I trained in the Lake District in 2005, when few people had even heard of this approach. Now, twelve years on I am delighted to have seen it unfurl through local primary schools, education centres, youth groups, preschools and playgroups. This is testament to the value it holds as an inspirational educational method, enabling people of all ages to experience the wonder of our wild outdoors safely and respectfully." HANNAH ROSALIE



Forest school at Paddock Cottage...


Forest schools activities run throughout my childminding year. I usually choose a theme such as 'spring' or ‘insects’ or ‘day and night’. Activities are designed to give form to our outdoors experience, they are the framework on which we hang our experiences, ideas and achievements, and when we come home, we have something to show and share and reflect on.


"Activities are tailored to suit the ages of children in my care, and all sessions are learner-led."


This means that if a child does not want to collect leaves for a collage for example, and has absolutely no interest at that time, he is allowed to freely explore and play independently. It may be that he comes back to it, dips in and out, or follows another pursuit entirely. My job as a practitioner is to ensure his safety, provide encouragement and opportunities to further his play if needed.


We regularly take part in more formally run sessions about once a month:


Forest School tots, Hotham Park, Tuesdays (0-5yrs)


Forest School Tots, Oaklands Park Chichester, Fridays (0-5 yrs)


Forest School Summer Sessions, Slindon Woods (4-11yrs)

Hannah Rosalie

Paddock Cottage


West Sussex


07875 660119, 01798 831289

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