Forest School

We believe that being a Bairn is all about playing and learning outside with tools to support and develop imagination and self-expression. What better place to do that, than a woodland! Celebrating the magic of childhood and understanding the importance of play, we offer nature-based activities that support children’s development that fosters social, and emotional skills while forming connections to the world around them and a few special adults. Our Bairns are encouraged to be curious, ask questions and explore the landscape to help cultivate a life-long love of learning.

Community Orientated Learning

At Bushcraft Bairns, we nurture the seeds of connection honouring intrinsic interactions with the land through play. We appreciate the values of permaculture – Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share, celebrating and linking these values in all that we do. Working with children’s natural curiosity and wonder, we gently motivate them to push their own comfort zones or “edges”, exploring their ability level and providing appropriate challenges. We cultivate a community that supports the Bairns curiosity and imagination while also forming deep connections with nature.

What we do at Bushcraft Bairns may look and feel like play to your child, but our caring and skilled mentors have a subtle way of weaving peacemaking, community-building, and a deep respect and love for mother nature into everyday.

Forest School Play Session

Nurturing Bairns in nature aged 3+ years.

Every Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm throughout school holidays.

Flexi – Schooling

Forest Fridays 9 am – 3 pm.
(Home Educating communities welcome)

Throughout these sessions, children are supported in their learning journey through the holistic approach that encourages the exploration and an appreciation for all things nature.

All sessions are led by fully qualified and experienced Forest School Leader and Early Years Educators, who understand the complexities of combining curriculum learning and nurture through nature.

For applications, requests are made to the local authority by parents/carers who would like Flexi-School arrangements (where a pupil attends school but also has one day at home, or in our case the forest), developing health and well-being through an alternative educational framework on participating learners, their families and school staff.