Forest education approaches
Links to Forest School and Forest School-type organisations offering support & resources for holistic outdoor play & learning and engaging with nature.
See also our extensive Forest School page.
Forest Childcare Association
Childminders giving small children the opportunity to spend time in the great outdoors on a regular basis – members can become Forest Childcare Providers.
FEN Forest Education Network
Bringing those with an interest in forest education together; to promote the sharing of good practice; improve communication and help raise opportunities for, and standards in delivery. Hosted by CLOtC.
Forest Kindergarten Association
Directory & voice of forest kindergartens across the UK – preschool education where children are encouraged to play, explore and learn in a forest or natural environment. also known as a nature nursery, outdoor nursery, or forest preschool.
Forest School Association
The professional body and UK-wide voice for Forest School, promoting best practice, cohesion and ‘quality Forest School for all’ – find a provider or a trainer and excellent Forest School Knowledge Base.
Forest School Camps
“The outdoors demands & encourages learning. At camp we aim to teach ourselves how to live with independence & responsibility; concern & care for ourselves, other people & the environment; resourcefulness & self-confidence; tolerance & respect”.
Forest School Training
Nationwide training but also lots of info on history, research and ethos of Forest School.
Forest School Wales
Works to ensure that throughout Wales there is sustainable Forest School provision supported by a national network that will nurture the development of projects, offer advice, provide resources, guide best practice and provide CPD.
Institute for Outdoor Learning
Developing quality, safe opportunities to experience outdoor activity provision and supporting and enhancing the good practice of those who work in the outdoors.
myForest for Education
‘An easy-to-use and free online application that enables any educator, or young person, to generate straightforward woodland management plans, maps and ecological impact assessments for woodland sites and school grounds.’ From the Sylva Foundation.