Forest School

We are very excited to be starting Forest School in Early Years at Eaton Primary School from September 2017.

We have a fantastic woodland area which is an ideal location for us to go out and explore, have fun and learn in.

Forest School sessions will be led by our new Teaching Assistant, Miss McAdam, who is a qualified teacher and Level 3 Forest School Leader.

Each afternoon session will last approximately 1.5 hours. Children will be in a group of no more than 15 children.


To support the running of Forest School sessions, we are looking for volunteers with the required skill set, to help on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon between 1.30-3.00pm.

Volunteers will be required to be available to help every week on their chosen afternoon session.

If you are interested in applying to be a Forest School Volunteer please let us know. There will be a short interview with the Early Years Leader and Forest School Leader as part of the selection process for volunteers.

All volunteers will be required to have a fully enhanced DBS check before taking up any role and maybe asked to undergo training such a first aid.


We would be grateful to receive any donations of unwanted pots, pans and watering cans or any gardening tools to help us to further develop our Forest area. Donations can be put in the ‘drop off box’ in your child’s classroom.

Clothing needed for every Forest School session

  • A change of old clothes (as we do not intend to stay clean!)
  • Wellingtons/sturdy walking boots
  • Long trousers/ long sleeved top
  • Jumper/Sweatshirt
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Hat, gloves and thick socks in Autumn/Winter months
  • Sun hat and sun cream in Summer months

Think Winter W: Warm clothes, wellies, woolly hat and waterproofs ( inc. trousers).
Think Summer S: Sun cream, sun hat

Hedgehog and Rabbit classes will be split into two smaller groups of no more then 15 children. There will be four afternoon sessions running per week across Early Years.

Forest School Parent guide

Forest School Letter 2017

Forest School Leaflet 2017