Forest pre-school

“E and I really love Muddy Boots Forest pre-school. She has really come out of her shell and feels encouraged without being pushed. All aspects are fun, informative and well thought out. We also love to bring home creations which are dotted around our house and garden. Would recommend 100%”



Muddy Boots Forest School was set up in 2015 to provide inspiring opportunities for children to learn and grow in a supported outdoor environment. Emily has always loved being in the woods and to train as a forest school leader seemed to be a natural way to grow Muddy Boots and provide more inspiring outdoor experiences.

By engaging in positive outdoor experiences, learning is developed in a holistic way. As well as practical skills like fire-lighting, den building, tree climbing, tool use and woodland crafts, your child will learn team work, resilience, self-confidence and develop their emotional intelligence.

At forest pre-school we follow a gentle routine each session combining circle time, walking, exploring, creating, singing and stories. Activities are inspired by the seasons, the woodland environment and the interests raised by the children’s play. 

Forest School offers children the opportunity to take supported risks that are appropriate to the environment and themselves. This is so important in today’s risk-adverse world. Children learn how to approach risk safely, pushing their boundaries and developing their self esteem.

What is Forest School?

“Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees”