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Little Forest School- Parent & Toddler Group

'Little Forest school' on a Thursday and Friday is fun, creative and educational. The session is led by a fully qualified teacher & Forest school Leader. It is aimed at parents and carers with children from aged 2-5 years, babes in arms are welcome too! Most of the site can be accessed by a pushchair or wheelchair.

The woodland garden has a tree swing, dens, mud kitchen, dinosaurs, diggers, a bird hide, a mud slide and much, much more. There are hot drinks available, and the session always finishes with a story or a song. Take a look at the gallery to see a snapshot of some of our sessions. Make sure you dress for the mess!


Please read our Covid-19 page before you book, to ensure we all stay safe.

Click the 'Book Online' button below to see if we have any available spaces for any of the above sessions.



Thursdays      9:15 - 10:15am       


Fridays             9:15 - 10:15am



£6 per session, per family. (£5 per session when booked in a block)

The Hermitage Woodland Garden 

(Behind the Methodist Church)

Belle Vue



What people are saying...

"Having first-hand experience of Franky's fun and inspiring teaching style with our eldest son, who thrived in her reception class, we feel lucky and excited that our younger son is attending Inside Out Learning, and he loves it".

- Rich Murley

"These sessions are so friendly, interesting and calm. Franky thinks up such a lovely range of original activities which my son loves. He's always so happy to come here. I'm learning lots about how my children play and learn thanks to Franky's wealth of knowledge on Child Development".

- Liz Richardson

"Little Forest School is the highlight of our week. We really miss it in the holidays"

Kate Wright

"My two year old son loves coming here on a Thursday morning. Every week there are so many fantastic resources

to play with and the garden is amazing. The group has a lovely feel and I’ve learnt so much about children’s play and development. Thank you"


- Sally Sholl

"This is quite different to most other toddler groups. The session is outside and there is so much to see and do. There is plenty of space to explore and some brilliant toys. The wheel barrows are very popular and so too is the big conker dispenser, my only complaint is my daughter never wants to leave".

-Sarah Johns

"Such a brilliant concept run by an awesome lady. I’m so glad I still have 2 little ones who can experience it and get new ideas for their play. Thank you x"

- Miranda Etheridge

"My son absolutely loves Little Forest School. There is so much to see and do. It is a perfect space for toddlers to run free. He always talks about the story and is beginning to remember the songs ."

-Hannah Taylor

"We had our first session last week and I was very impressed. It was well organised, informative, a very calm and friendly atmosphere and resources which kept my three year old easily entertained. The following day my son expected to return for another session and cried when I said he'd have to wait a week! I think that's telling he enjoyed it as much as me and tomorrow we're looking forward to going again."

-Rebecca Oliver

DBS certificates, Paediatric First Aid Certificates, Insurance Certificates & policies are all available on request.

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