This is an accredited and recognised Level 3 qualification which will give you the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to design, develop and deliver your own forest school programme within your nursery or school.
This programme is delivered by highly competent practitioners who have years of experience in both forest schools and early years practice and who are qualified Further Education trainers.
You must be working within a relevant setting such as schools, nurseries, playgroups, cubs, brownies, or out-of-school clubs.
This intensive and inspirational 12-day training programme is delivered over a period of a year at our Broomfield Hall Campus within the outdoor environment and woods.
Units consist of:
* Delivery of a forest school programme
* Learning and development in a forest school programme
* Planning a forest school programme
* Forest school programmes and the woodland environment
* Practical skills for a forest school programme
You will be assessed via:
You will need to have access to outdoor clothing, suitable footwear and specialist forest school equipment.
You will be qualified to run and deliver your own forest school programme within your own setting.
Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus.
Before embarking on her apprenticeship, Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.
It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.