Exploring Nature's Classroom
Outdoor learning offers children a unique experience, where learning is encouraged through a host of natural materials and the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.
At The Old Station Nursery Group, some of our nurseries adopt the Forest School Approach as well as Nature Explorer and Outdoor Learning sessions inspired by this. We take pride in offering a holistic ethos where children are encouraged to develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually.
A long-term process
Nature-based learning can be a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than one-off or infrequent visits. The cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.
Taking place in a natural wooded environment
Activities take place in a natural or woodland environment to support the development of a lifelong relationship between the learner and the natural world.
Aims to promote holistic development
Outdoor education aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
Offering learners the opportunity to take supported risks
Learning within natural surroundings offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
Run by qualified practitioners
Our sessions are run by qualified practitioners, who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.
Uses a range of learner-centred processes
This approach uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.