Learning alongside kararehe can be a transformative experience for tamariki aged 3 to 6 years. Not only does it offer abundant opportunities for educational growth, but it also fosters empathy, emotional development, and a sense of responsibility. In this blog post, we will ...
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Naturally, our whānau want to know - why should they leave their tamariki at The Forest until aged six?  So many reasons, and we will explain!  But firstly - WHY do Kiwi tamariki often go to school at five? Let’s go back to the beginning….. The age of fiv...
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What's it all about?

July 23, 2020

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” – Walt Streightiff.

A forest/ woodland environment is a perfect place for children to play freely, explore their imaginations and to gain a sense of freedom, learning through play and using nature as their teacher.  We work to ensure our programme aligns seamlessly with our National curric...
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Why the Forest?

November 25, 2019
Adapted from the Scandinavian approach to learning that originated in the 1950's, Forest schooling has spread across the world with the flood of research proving it's benefits for children. This is a long term, holistic learning process that aims to raise self-awareness and ...
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