New Bristol Forest School opens for registrations

September 29 2017

A new outdoor nursery that aims to immerse and teach children in the Bristol countryside has opened for registrations after overwhelming demand from local parents.

A new outdoor nursery that aims to immerse and teach children in the Bristol countryside has opened for registrations after overwhelming demand from local parents.

The pre-school will cater for three and four year olds and is situated in a forest setting in Stoke Park Estate just 10 minutes drive from Bristol city centre.

Founded and run by primary school teachers Janie Ankers and Lizzie Staite, children will be taught den-building, foraging and outdoor cooking, woodwork, creating instruments and mud painting. Children are taught outdoors in rain or shine, using tents and trees for shelter when needed.

Lizzie Staite said: “We are both mums with young families and were surprised and frustrated that something like this didn’t already exist in the local area. Our outdoor setting encourages children to become decision makers, explorers, foragers, chefs, climbers and so much more.”