“My son attends both Forest School and a Pre-School attached to a Main Stream setting. He recently became very interested in learning about volcano’s and mentioned wanting to find out more, to both Lee at forest school and his teacher at his main stream pre-school. Where his pre-school teacher told him there was unfortunately not enough time in the planned curriculum to fit in learning about volcanos too, Lee and Nike from Forest School embraced my sons interest and planned an amazing science experiment for the next session. My son was so excited to be able to build a mud volcano and then watch the lava erupt out of the top....he was thrilled that they got to repeat it three times as well! The flexible and adaptable approach that Lee and Nike provide at Surrey Hills Forest School ensures that every child’s individual interests are nurtured and the curriculum is tailored to their passions. He comes home after every session saying, ‘That was the best day EVER!'”
“The Forest School is such a lovely place! Carefully thought out, nurturing and safe. My daughter loved her time there and keeps talking about going back next year! The owner and the team did a fabulous job, especially given the current covid regulations, etc. I would thoroughly recommend it. There's nothing better than giving your child a love for outdoor adventures!”
Sarah C
“We love this forest school! Our son has flourished here, he has speech and language difficulties but the nature of this setting has allowed him to explore his speech abilities without the spotlight of a classroom, in an alternative setting, and he has totally blossomed. He comes home dirty, exhausted and happy - just what we want! So many fun activities, in a shady setting, well-protected from the elements. Lee has made a wonderful preschool in the forest. We will be sending our youngest when he's old enough!”
“Thank you so much for a fun packed day for my two boys age 5&6. They have come home with beaming smiles and talking non stop about all the amazing things they have done - they are already trying to book their next holidays in. Can’t recommend enough.”
“My daughter attended Surrey Hills Forest School in the summer term of 2020. She had a brilliant time there and really enjoyed all the variety of outdoor learning provided by the team. The facilities are excellent - having a working toilet and cooked meals was a real bonus. I would highly recommend a forest school setting to all pre-school children - it's such a lovely experience for them to learn in nature.”
Sarah B
“Thanks so much to Lee and his wonderful team for a brilliant forest school afternoon on Saturday. 45 excited 8-year olds had an amazing time. Chantry woods are so beautiful and the kids loved the fresh air, freedom and adventure. A particular hit was the den building and, of course, the toasted marshmallows. Lee and the rest of the team did a great job keeping the kids’ attention with a variety of activities, from whittling stick men and sawing necklaces to den building and balancing on the slack rope. Can’t recommend it more highly – thanks again.”
“Our children, ages 3 and 4, have attended forest school over the summer term and are now at the summer club. Both girls love their time at forest school, they run down the path in the mornings as they are so excited to be there. Lee and his team have provided a fantastic environment for them to explore the woods, play independently and with friends and also to learn new skills. I have noticed an increase in their physical confidence over the period they have been attending forest school, as well as their levels of independence. When we collect the girls, they are excited to tell us what they have been doing with their day, what they have made or drawn and where they have been - down to the stream, building a train track, crafting a butterfly from twigs or visiting the nursing home. Even their communication skills have improved. Thanks Lee and team!”
“I have 2 sons, Hector (7) and Barnaby (3). Both have had many forest school lessons with Lee. They enjoy them hugely, and talk about them – and Lee – at home frequently. It is a pleasure to see them come back exhausted but full of enthusiasm to put into practice things that he has taught them. I’ve been to a couple of his sessions and can see why all the kids love them! As a way of getting children to appreciate and have fun outdoors, I can only recommend this.”
“Thank you so much for an unforgettable 7th birthday party for Sofia. The girls (all 22 of them!) had great fun, and a real sense of adventure was enjoyed making marshmallows on the fire, sawing and decorating fairy doors. We wish you the best of luck with your forest school/party business, and would whole-heartedly recommend you to friends.”
Sofia, Jo & Henk
“Lee has been working with the school from the beginning of September 2017. As a school we were looking to develop key skills in our children that were not as easily developed in a classroom environment. From the outset, Lee has been extremely focussed and organised, delivering enriching and exciting learning opportunities for the pupils. As a result we are already seeing the pupils improving in their skills such as independence, resilience and communication skills. We work closely with Lee to further develop the learning experiences for our vulnerable pupils. Lee informs us of the planning for the sessions, gives regular and termly feedback and provides opportunities for members of staff to learn strategies. We as a school are very impressed with the intervention of Forest schools that Lee is providing and look forward to building a strong long term link with the service he provides.”
Jonathan Kirkham
Head Teacher, Sandfield Primary School, Guildford
"From first contact Lee was friendly, helpful and accommodating, even getting hobnobs for the s’mores to take into account my son’s allergies. On the day I was impressed with how quickly he learnt the children’s names and included all of them; even the shy ones were running around laughing within a few minutes. Thank you for a fantastic party!"
“Wow, Wow,Wow! What an absolutely amazing party you made! The best party ever! You rock! Totally the best party we ever went to!”