Forest school






My Forest School provision has been Recognised by the Forest School Association as a quality provider of Forest School

Contact me if you would like:

  • Support establishing a Forest School in your setting

  • Information about a Forest School place for your child       


Sessions are delivered by Lauren Kinnersley, who has over 17 years experience delivering Forest School, who qualified as a Level 3 Forest school Leader in 2006 with Archimedes.  Lauren is DBS checked, fully insured, with a certificate in Forest School First Aid and Level 2 award in Food Safety. She is a Recognised Provider of quality Forest School with the Forest School Association. 

I have experience of delivering Forest School for Local Authority Primary Schools, including SEND schools (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities). I also work with Early Years settings, and previously delivered sessions for parent/carers and toddlers.

Into the Wild Wood takes an approach to Forest school which embodies the six core Forest School principle:  


Principle 1: Forest School is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.



Principle 2: Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.



Principle 3: Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners



Principle 4: Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.



Principle 5. Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.


Principle 6. Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for development and learning











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