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What's it all about?

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 curriculum, Te Whāriki, our own local curriculum - created by families and teachers for the children who work and play within our context, and the philosophy, vision and values of The Forest ECE. Children are encouraged to follow ...

July 23, 2020

Why the Forest?

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 self-esteem in participants.   The natural environment is the teacher, the kaiako (teachers) skilled facilitators of exploration, encouraging of problem solving and promoting the dispositions of curiosity and persev...

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