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We believe it’s never too early to enjoy nature and begin looking after the environment, and that children (and all humans!) benefit immensely from the freedom and serenity of nature – it makes us healthy, resilient and happy. Our BFS Pre-School will allow you to spend time with your child and regular forest school friends in our peaceful, natural surroundings.

We use natural resources to promote creativity and our purpose-built woodland Pre-School is bursting with opportunity…



Bristol Forest School runs two Pre-School sessions for different aged children to attend with their parents/carers – for more information on each group please click the green titles below:

Tiny Trees for 1-3 year olds: free-flow and campfire snack

Forest Folk for 3-5 year olds: whole group activity followed by plenty of time to roam freely in our play area before fire/snack time together

Booking and payment is made in termly instalments.*

Forest Folk costs £10.50 per session, Tiny Trees £9.50 (siblings £5).

 


What does a typical session look like? Take a look at this little magical film to give you an idea:

Video created by Catherine Cable, Producer/Production Manager.


We have designed our authentic BFS Pre-School of Forest Folk and Tiny Trees based on five key principles:

  • Explore Nature: with our hands and feet, noses and eyes – there’s always something new to see, smell or feel! Additional equipment is focussed on natural objects and materials.
  • Promote Health: get physical – climbing, balancing, throwing, jumping, crawling; boost immunity amongst the soil and in the fresh air; have a healthy/home-made snack that’s Fairtrade, free-range and, wherever possible, organic.
  • Freedom to Choose: from several regular activities in our child-led space from chalk drawing and rope climbing to skittles and stories.
  • Creativity and Play: kindles the imagination and fosters independence. Children can hunt for bugs, hide in dens, make messy art with charcoal paint or cook a feast in the leaf kitchen – endless opportunities!
  • Learn: new, planned activities each session to improve confidence and advance skills. Projects include arts and crafts, wildlife, foraging, traditional woodwork and campfire cooking.
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*Please note, your booking payment is non-refundable unless your place can be refilled. In this instance a 25% administration charge will be retained. Once term has commenced, no refunds can be offered.