Forest School is all about enjoying learning in the great outdoors. With this revolutionary Scandinavian approach children spend the whole day outside surrounded by bushes, shrubs and trees. Here, normal activities like eating and playing become incredible adventures. Even boring midday naps become exciting camping experiences.
Forest School runs every day at Buttercups Homefields. We also have a Forest School opening next spring in our newly developed Chalfont Park nursery
Our team of Qualified Forest School Leaders take the children on a voyage of discovery. Hands-on activities such as den building, digging and baking in the mud kitchen help children develop confidence and social skills. Forest School Leaders introduce the children to the plants, wildlife and mini-beasts around them, developing inquisitiveness and appreciation for the natural world.
Unlike many other Forest Schools, ours are located within our nursery grounds. The boundaries are hidden by bushes and foliage, keeping the children safe whilst providing natural dens for them to explore. Our leaders are trained in first aid, have an enhanced DBS check and follow our Child Protection policy.
Children will be outdoors for the entire session so suitable clothing must be worn.
Available to children from 3 years old.
Toilet tent, sleep tent and outdoor classroom
Snacks and hot meals served - all eaten outdoors
“The children respond so well to the outdoor activities. Their enthusiasm and sense of adventure just shine through!” Karen, Forest School Leader.
“I like the house, the secret den and when we have hot chocolate!” 4 year old Forest School student.
“I like the bugs!” 3 (nearly 4) year old Forest School student.
Forest School is part of the Buttercups group, delivering the high standard of care you would expect from any Buttercups Nursery. It also allows you to choose a combination of Forest School and regular nursery, if you would prefer your child not to be outdoors all day.
For more information, or to visit, contact our team on 020 8840 4838 or email