ABOUT OUR FOREST SCHOOL
LEE DAVIS – FOREST SCHOOL LEADER
I am a qualified Level Three Forest School Leader with seven years in Early Years childcare, as well as a BA (Hons) degree in Early Years Management and Practice. I have a passion for working with children to give them a holistic Forest School experience. I am always keen to pass on my knowledge of the environment and believe that children need to be given the opportunity to learn how to manage their own risk.
I am aware of how much impact our input into children’s early development has. In a world that is becoming more and more digital, I believe that children deserve, and should be given the opportunity to switch their attention to more achievable, child-initiated tasks which take place outdoors, where possible in a woodland environment.
HELPING CHILDREN LEARN VITAL SKILLS
Forest School allows children to learn not only new physical skills, but research has shown it helps them to work with others, problem solve and manage their own risk.
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WHERE IS OUR FOREST SCHOOL?
Our Forest School activities take place in a dedicated venue, situated in one acre of woodland in Farncombe, near Godalming, Surrey. The area is perfectly set up to maximise the benefits of Forest School activities. Access is via a gate on the A3100.
Our Outdoor Pre-School takes place at Birtley Estate in Bramley, Guildford. Birtley Estate is set within 48 acres of beautiful Surrey Hills countryside, made up of a cider orchard, formal gardens and a lake stocked with Brown trout. Surrey Hills Forest School is lucky to have permission to use the woodland and surrounding grounds for its Outdoor Preschool.
However, we are able to offer bespoke, tailor-made Forest School programmes to suit your requirements and are happy to arrange a site visit to assess your own space, if necessary.
Surrey Hills Forest School is fully Ofsted Registered. All activities are rigorously risk assessed and planned before hand. All staff working for Surrey Hills Forest School are DBS checked and qualified in Early Years childcare. The Forest School Leader will hold the relevant qualifications.
To find out more about Surrey Hills Forest School, please get in touch.