Heath House Day Nursery is proud to announce that as of Spring 2015, our Forest Area has been open for the children of Wentwood and Heath House Day Nursery to use.
A Forest Area is a large open space of woodland area, complete with trees, log stump seating area, make believe camp site, den areas, bird houses, twigs, leaves and plenty of insects and natural habitation. Based on the Scandinavian concept of ‘Forest Schools’, Forest Areas and forest activities are seen as a positive way to introduce children to the outdoors and to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and secure atmosphere. Not only this, through long term and regular visits, Forest Area activities can teach children how to handle risks, use their initiative and learn the basics of co-operating with peers. Furthermore, there is nothing better than letting the children get back to nature and run free and explore with fresh air and never ending possibilities for discovery and imaginative play.
Heath House is delighted to be able to offer such an exciting and innovative approach to teaching and learning and is especially lucky to be one of the few Nurseries in the area that has this facility to offer.