Barnes - Adventures in the Forest

Our Week in the Forest... 

Stay and Play week in the Forest!

This week we have had some very big kids join us for lots of fun and adventures. It has been very exciting as the children have been proudly showing their parents our beautiful setting. It is great to see all the parents get stuck in with messy mud kitchen play, climbing trees and dress up, just to name a few activities!

As a fairly new site, the team at Barnes have been looking forward to sharing our forest with the parents, some of whom haven’t been in with us since early July, for our initial site visits! We are so proud of the amazing children we get to look after each day and to be able to showcase what we do and get the adults involved is such a pleasure for all of us. To see the children sharing these moments with our parents has been fascinating. We have seen great progression with the children in such a short time and to be able to finally share this with you is something we love doing and will do again in the future. Due to understandable reasons and commitments not all of our parents have been able to visit, but this hasn’t stopped all of the children having a fantastic week and playing with the new adults each day!

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Our play this week has involved a lot of adventures. These are often the highlight of the day for many of the children and sometimes we can even fit in two adventures in one day! We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful landscape around us that gives such a variety of options and experiences to offer to the children. Arguably one of our most popular destinations is the “river” (Beverly Brook) where we take the children to play, fish and explore. There are two small bridges that we take the children to and we find that they are absolutely fascinated with watching the current and leaves floating downstream. We also hold scientific experiments with natural objects, investigating what floats and what sinks, such as sticks float and conkers sink. The children tend to need a lot of data collection to form strong evidence therefore we usually have quite a few conkers falling into the river! With our stay and play week it has been a great opportunity to share these popular destinations and adventures we take the children on and give you a sense of their learning experience with us.

As this week comes to an end, we would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who have been able to visit us this week. For those who weren’t able to make it this time, we look forward to welcoming you into the forest for stay and play weeks in the near future!

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Have a lovely weekend!

Little Forest Folk