What Makes Us Unique...
Our Holistic Approach
Our holistic, self-paced and experiential approach to learning, builds a solid foundation for life-long learning. Every element of the room is intended to help the development of the children, including simple and real objects. This approach encourages children to have a hands-on experience, be offered creative opportunities, and partake in collaborative play with their peers.
Our rooms are constructed around the specific needs and abilities of our children, which permits them to explore, experiment and learn at their own pace and on their own terms, with guidance and support. In addition, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by trees and gardens. This is a diamond in the rough, especially as we are in the middle of the busy city of Manchester.
The greatest benefits of our approach, particularly during the early years’ experience, is the focus on hands-on learning and a child-centred approach. This encourages children to share and work cooperatively to explore the various areas within the room. By the very nature of the environment, children learn to respect one another and build a sense of community. The emphasis is on concrete, rather than abstract learning, as children participate in activities that teach language, mathematics, culture, and practical life lessons.
Forest School Ethos
Forest School Ethos
Our Forest School Ethos is to give children opportunities, time and space to develop their skills, interests and understanding through practical, risk-taking and stimulating experiences in a natural learning environment.
A Natural Approach To Learning
Forest School Ethos creates a focussed approach on outdoor learning and development. Pursuing stimulating play, encouraging independent exploration, inspiring children to be involved with nature and motivate children to learn through positive outdoor experiences.
Benefits Of This Approach
Participating in regular outdoor and natural experiences can offer many benefits to a child’s health, well-being, and development. Children will be involved in manageable risk-taking activities to promote confidence and self-esteem, problem solving, social interaction and independence. The exposure to more outdoor activities during these sessions can improve mental health, physical fitness and have health benefits.
To strive for continuous improvement and become an ‘Outstanding’ setting.
To provide a continuous quality provision in a vibrant, purposeful and challenging atmosphere Our knowledgeable and appreciated staff will continuously maintain a welcoming, safe, stimulating and challenging environment. To ensure children make good progress as individuals; physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
T - Teamwork: Makes the dream work
O - Optimism: We will always remain positive
I - Improve: We will continue to strive for improvement in all areas
N – Nurture: We will provide a nurturing environment
S – Self improvement: We will always try to better ourselves and how we work
P – Passion: Our staff are passionate and enthusiastic in what they do
I – Inclusive: We will provide a supportive and inclusive environment for everyone
R – Reflective: We will ensure our practice is reflective and will evaluate daily
E – Environment: We will create a natural learning environment to facilitate improved concentration and focus on learning and play.