We offer high quality Forest School Sessions in Sheffield for children aged 2 to 12 years. From our Nursery setting to providing local schools with nature education, we aim to spread the passion for Forest Schools. Our sessions are carefully thought out by our talented staff team, following the child's interests and abilities.
Forest Schools is a unique learning approach originally from Scandinavia. The approach connects children and adults to the natural world, offering time, flexibility and freedom to explore, learn and challenge ones own confidence, skills and abilities.
We live in an age where technology is a part of everything we do. Our sessions give children a taste for the great outdoors, and space where nature becomes the teacher, the interest and partner in learning. Our aim is to spark an interest for nature in our future generation, so that they can continue to care and explore the world as they grow into adult hood.
Our Fabulous Site at Wood Lane Countryside Centre is home to our Forest School Nursery and Pre-School and our Home Education Groups. We also run our popular holiday clubs here, and provide nature education services for Schools.
We are excited to announce our latest site and sessions coming soon to Shirebrook Valley. We will be running our popular holiday club and weekly stay and play sessions here very soon!
Our Site at Shirebrook Valley, Sheffield offers play group sessions for children aged 15 months to 5 years. These are soon to take place every Friday mornings from Friday 5th November! Parents stay and play.
Our Forest School Based Nursery provision is aimed for children aged 2-5 years. We use the Forest School Approach to encourage children's early learning and development, encouraging the wonder and curiosity within nature using the natural world as our biggest tool.
Our Home Education groups are specifically designed for children who are schooled from home. We offer full day sessions, 9.30am-3.30pm, giving the opportunity to connect with nature, and learn through exploration.
We offer a range of services for schools and education settings. Visit our Education tab for more information.
Our Holiday clubs run through the Summer, Easter and October half term. We provide holiday club provision for children aged 3-12 years, both at our Wood Lane and Shirebrook Valley Sites.
Charlotte is the Founder of The Nature Box. Charlotte is a Level 3 Qualified Forest School leader with a degree in Early years education. Charlotte has just completed her Masters Degree in Education, focusing on Forest Schools.
Anna King is a Level 3 Qualified Forest School Leader with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Anna is our setting SENCo. She has a passion for SEN and is currently studying Play Therapy. Anna loves being outdoors, cooking on the campfire and going on nature walks.
Molly is our Level 3 Forest School Nursery Leader and Deputy Manager at The Nature Box. Molly works full time in our nursery team. Molly is our Qualified SENCo and has her Level 3 Forest School Qualification. Molly loves the outdoors and animals, tending to her own horse in her spare time!
Matthew is our Forest School Leader in our Nursery and our Holiday clubs. Matthew has his Early Years Teacher Status, and Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification. Matthew loves to go fell running, and walking in the countryside!
Dejan is our Forest School Leader in the Home Education Team. Dejan is a qualified teacher, and has worked in Forest Schools settings before. Dejan loves to go climbing and being in the great outdoors! Dejan is currently completing his Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification.
Karen is our Fantastic Apprentice, studying her Level 3 Early Years Educator at The Nature Box. Karen is an Artist and keen to learn more about the Forest School Ethos. Karen loves to get the children involved in creative work with natural materials!
Jasmine is our Part time Nursery Practitioner. Jasmine has her Masters Degree in Education, and has experience of running her own Kindergarten in Thailand. Jasmine has her TEFL Qualification and is currently completing her Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification!
Jonathan is our Forest School Leader in our Home Education team. Jonathan is a Qualified Teacher who also has his Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification. Jonathan has experience working with a wide range of age groups both in teaching and Forest School Environments.
Angharad is our full time Nursery Practitioner in our nursery team. Angharad has her Early Years Teachers Status with PGCE and is currently working towards her Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification!
Tasmine is our Alternative Provision Co-ordinator, managing our Home Education, holiday clubs and school services. Tasmine is half way through her Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification. Tasmine has recently completed her Early Years Teacher Status with PGCE!
Laura is our Part time Administrator who deals with all of our families admin requests!
Charlotte is our part time forest school leader. She has a BA in Education, culture and childhood studies, and is on the road to completing her MA, focusing on STEM subjects.