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Family Forest School Information July 2023

Information updated 10/7/23

Venue

Activities take place in a specially adapted part of the garden at 4 Hill Wootton Road, Leek Wootton (CV35 7QL)

Personnel

Nicola Perryman has over 15 years’ experience in outdoor environmental education and also has a Forest School Leaders Qualification Level 3.  She has Public Liability Insurance for Forest School and related outdoor activities.

Clothing

For Forest School, children should have arms and legs covered even in hot weather, and wellies are good in all weathers, trainers fine in dry weather if not playing with water! Sandals are not suitable.  Sun protection would be needed in hot weather.  In rain, some shelter is available, but waterproof clothing would be needed to ensure full participation.  In cold weather, layers of clothing as well as hats and gloves are recommended.

'No touch' handwashing facilities are available, you may like to bring a small towel for hand drying especially in cold weather.

Weather

Forest School can take place in all weathers except strong wind and electric storms.  Please ensure children and adults are dressed suitably for the weather.  If a session is cancelled due to extreme weather, an email will be sent out.

Food and drink

Freshly cooked food is available at some sessions.  Hot chocolate will also be available. You are welcome to bring your own drink and snacks if you wish to. Handwashing facilities will be available and must be used before having any food and drink.

Pricing policy

1½ hour sessions - £6 for the first child in the family, £4 for siblings, siblings under 1 free

2 hour sessions - £6.50 for the first child in the family, £4.50 for siblings, siblings under 1 free

You can pay by bank transfer if possible or in cash or by card.

Bank account details

Sort code - 070806  Account number - 03010217 Account name - Mrs Nicola Perryman.

Booking

Booking is via the website https://closerlook.perryman.org.uk/forest-school. Each booking is for one adult and up to 3 accompanying children.  If extra adults or children wish to come please email to let me know.

Parking

If arriving by car, parking in the church car park is recommended.  This is a little way south on the opposite side of Warwick Road, and is a few minutes walk away.  Warwick Road can be crossed with traffic lights.  Parking is possible on the opposite side of Hill Wootton Road, but we have had issues with neighbours.  Please do not park on the pavement, too near the junction or obscuring access and view to neighbours’ drives.  Please also don’t park in a long line of cars, that makes it difficult for cars going up and down the road.  Please take care when crossing the road with children. It is not a busy road.  If you have more than one small child or any mobility issues and you need to park on the drive, there is at least one space available.  Please ask about this in advance.

Timing

Term time Stay and Play Sessions are one and a half hours long.  School holiday and Saturday sessions can be two hours long.

First Aid

Nicola Perryman is a qualified First Aider.  At this COVID time, if First Aid is needed, a first aid kit will be provided for the parent/carer to treat the child.  In case of an emergency, the Forest School leader will wear gloves and face mask and treat as appropriate

Toilet

An indoor toilet is available if needed.  Please avoid touching surfaces on the way in or out. Please remove footwear when using these facilities.

Special COVID-19 arrangements

  • If the Forest School Leader has COVID-19 symptoms or is required to isolate, Forest School sessions will be cancelled, possibly at short notice, by email. Any money paid will be credited for a future session.
  • If prolonged close contact is needed to support an activity, the Forest School leader will wear a mask.
  • If First Aid is needed, a first aid kit will be provided for a parent to treat their child.  In case of emergency, the Forest School leader will wear gloves, face mask and treat as appropriate.
  • Please do not attend if any member of your household has any COVID-19. Please email as soon as possible to cancel a booked session. Payment already made will be credited for a later session.
  • Please notify the Forest School leader if, within 2 days of attending a session if you have COVID-19.

All adults and children must wash hands before having any food and drink, before leaving and at other times when requested by the Forest School leader.

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