About Wood Mouse Forest School
Weekly outdoor sessions for toddlers and pre-schoolers in our beautiful woodland near Petersfield.
Forest School allows all children to learn and develop through playing regularly in the natural environment. They will have opportunities to learn new skills and time to explore the woodland and build relationships.
Forest School happens over time. If children attend regularly it develops their motivation, stamina and motor skills. It also supports emotional and social development, and increases confidence. Each child will get the chance to develop their own interests within the Forest School setting.
The activities will change with the seasons. You will experience . . .
All safely managed by our qualified and experienced Forest School Instructor.
Terms & Conditions
All children must be aged between 2 and 5.
Adult to Child Ratio
A parent/carer must attend with participants throughout all sessions.
We can only accommodate younger non-mobile siblings i.e. babies in slings/all-terrain buggies. For safety reasons, we cannot accommodate under 2s who are crawling/toddling.
Please wear appropriate clothing for all weather conditions. Closed foot wear and covered legs and arms will be required for both parents/carers and children. We recommend a change of clothing.
No dogs can attend.
In accordance with our child protection policy and the Data Protection Act 1998 we will not permit photographs, video or other images of young people to be taken without the consent of the parents/carers.
Photographs and films of children engaged in educational activities at the Sustainability Centre are very useful for us to celebrate the work that we do. They help us to engage other schools and groups to come and benefit from our wonderful site.
We of course respect the right for people to decline in having their photograph taken. Before we use any images or film for professional purposes, the Sustainability Centre must have received a signed completed Photography and Filming Consent Form.
We may use the images on our:-
Magazines or occasionally in other relevant publications
As teaching aids
The images are stored safely in protected files and all images are checked for suitability and appropriateness by our Education Team Data Controller before being used. Only staff from the Sustainability Centre will take photographs. For more detail our Photographing and Videoing Children Policy is available upon request from the Education Team.
A copy of our Photographing and Videoing Children Policy is also available upon request.
The Sustainability Centre will take all steps to ensure these images are used solely for the purposes they are intended. If you become aware that these images are being used in appropriately you should inform the Sustainability Centre immediately.