Our Sessions 

Our opening hours:

Monday 9:00  - 15:15 

Tuesday 9:00  - 15:15

Wednesday  9:00  - 15:15

Thursday  9:00  - 15:15

On Fridays we hold a session exclusively for those children making the transition to school  -  Friday  1.00pm - 3.30pm

We keep things active and fun for all our children attending preschool. Most recently we have run a Forest School session once a week. 

What is Forest School?

Forest school is a fun, friendly concept of outdoors education, which has become hugely popular in recent years. The concept involves children being supervised at a woodland site, learning about the natural world/ They are taught how to use tools safely and make useful objects, this contributes to developing their physical skills, working together as a team and learning to explore their world and their own limits in a safe way. Typical activities in the woods include shelter building, cooking over a campfire, making wooden mallets, nature detective walks, craft activities using natural materials, story-telling and games like hide and seek.

Forest School Thorverton pre-school

The benefits of running a preschool Forest School

The children gain a huge amount from their forest school experience. They are confident to try this new activity as we are lucky enough to offer it in our woodland area (shared with Thorverton Primary) & garden with familiar staff. It’s wonderful to hear them all talking about their fun morning, to smell wood smoke and to see the lovely craft and the smiles as they tell their parents at the end of the day.

We believe that the outdoor environment increases their self-esteem, confidence, concentration, their enthusiasm for learning and we can see the benefits in all areas of their learning – Forest School fosters active learners and explorers, just what we all want for our children.

Other activities we run include Yoga and day trips out.