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The Early Years Training Hub is part of The Big Initiative which is a multi-agency collaboration bringing together expert practitioners to provide exceptional resources free of charge :

Using The Forest Schools Approach
Using The Forest Schools Approach

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The Forest Schools Approach is a child-centred way of thinking, of teaching, and of learning – and can be interpreted to suit working in a variety of educational environments and situations. It is a pedagogical approach focused around a set of core values and principles, to be carried out on a permanent basis or as a programme over a sustained period of time – it is not a set of activities used to enhance the curriculum, or to dip in and out of. Access to woodland or natural environment is, of course, the ideal, but any outdoor space can be resourced to provide an appropriate environment.

The Forest Schools Approach fosters children’s relationships with adults, with each other, and with their environment. It develops the personal, emotional, and social skills needed for their journey through education and through life. It supports them to be resilient, respectful, responsible, and resolute.

The learning objectives for this course are as follows:

  1. To understand the ethos and principles of the Forest Schools Approach
  2. To gain the basic knowledge of how to implement the Forest Schools Approach in your setting

This course will ensure your practice is in line with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, The Early Years Framework and The Foundation Phase. It will also support your continuous professional development in line with the Early Years Teachers Standards.

Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the children in your care. We can provide you with an advanced version for seniors or managers or facilitate a train the trainer course.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

If you have less than 5 learners who require the above training please consider our online version.

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  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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