Little Forest School- Parent & Toddler

Thursday's 'Little Forest school' is fun, creative and educational. The session is run by a fully qualified teacher & Forest school Leader. It is aimed at parents and carers with children aged 2-5 years, babes in arms are welcome too! 

The woodland garden has a tree swing, dens, mud kitchen, 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 what's gone on so far. Dress for the mess!


There are 2 sessions each Thursday 9.15-10.15am and 10.30-11.30am, term time only.

We group these sessions in small 3/4 weekly blocks so we can keep the groups the same,  this is in line with government COVID-19 guidance.

 Click the 'Book Online' button below to see if we have any available spaces on out next block.



Thursdays 9:15 - 10:15am

Thursdays 10:30-11:30am


£5 per session per family. 

The Hermitage Woodland Garden Centre,

(Behind the Methodist Church)

Belle Vue



What people are saying...

"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

"This is a real little gem that I am reluctant to share. It is quite different

to most other toddler groups. The session is calm and organised, the

room is light and the resources are engaging. The children also have

access to an amazing outside space".

-Emma Johnson

"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

"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

"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

"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

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