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Learning with nature 


Herne Bays only nursery with a full forest school experience.

Avenue Nursery's Forest School is led by fully qualified forest school leaders.  They are passionate and dedicated about facilitating children's emotional well-being, confidence and self-esteem, whilst developing a love of nature  and the outdoors.

Forest School

At our new Forest School we are able to offer our children the adventure of a whole new and exciting learning environment.

A Forest School where children can flourish and learn in an inspiring outdoor setting.

Children will spend quality time together exploring and learning about nature, working together & risk taking in a safe yet challenging environment.

Forest School is a great way for children to build confidence, self-esteem and peer interaction.

"Forest School has already proven to truly impact our children's wellbeing and self confidence. Children are showing more confidence verbally and physically.

Children that are reluctant speakers in the setting find their voice and face challenge and risk with far greater confidence. Their social and emotional wellbeing is just amazing. A truly child led experience".

Statement by Nikki Finnis Parker - Avenue Nursery owner.


 More information about Forest School

History of forest school

Forest School in the UK may seem a fairly new movement. In reality it is based on a rich heritage of outdoor learning...

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Outdoor nurseries are sweeping the UK, their focus on fresh air and child-centred learning... to find out more

Forest School Teaches 
  • More imaginative play

  • Greater ability to concentrate on tasks 

  • Better listening skills

  • Greater vocabulary development

  • Fewer absences

  • Better stamina and fine motor skills

  • Improved balance and co-ordination

  • Respect for nature

  • Greater confidence and self-esteem

  • More advanced social skills

  • Better awareness of self and others

  • Better teacher insight into essential skills and learning

  • Enthusiasm for the outdoor learning

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