Learning in the woods – Toddler group

An hour of fun and adventure in our wonderful woods!

We use our extensive school grounds to provide a rich outdoor learning environment for our pupils in the form of a Forest School. Since 2016 we have run Toddler Forest School Groups as an introduction to the Forest School experience and for local families to enjoy our school woods in Wheathampstead.

STAHS Toddler Forest School is an hour of outdoor fun and adventure for both boys and girls, with their accompanying adults.  Each week we have a different theme and selection of activities based on the Season and what is happening in our wonderful woods and the world around us. The activities are suitable for Toddlers from 18 months plus up to Pre-schoolers aged 4 to explore and develop their curiosity and understanding of nature.

The sessions are led by a Forest School team member but designed so that each adult closely interacts with their child to gain the best experience from the sessions. It is up to you and your child if you choose to join in the planned activities or enjoy exploring our woods and making your own discoveries. However, the child/ren remain/s the responsibility of their accompanying adult at all times whilst they are in the school grounds.

STAHS Toddler Forest School is held weekly, on Monday mornings from 10:30am to 11:30am and on Wednesday mornings from 09:30am to 10:30am, during the STAHS Prep School term time.

The cost is £2 per child per session attended, which covers the craft materials used and a small food snack, which we all enjoy cooking on the campfire whenever possible.

Over the last two years the Toddler Forest School Groups have been very popular. The wait for a place at either session is currently three terms, and sadly this means we are now unable to add any more names to the waiting list.  

If you would still like to register your interest for STAHS Toddler Forest School, please complete the form below and we will hold your details until the waiting lists reopen.


Email: forestschool@stahs.org.uk for further information

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