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 Forest School Based Nursery provision at Wood Lane Countryside Centre, 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, and 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.
Introducing our Forest School Training programmes for Education professionals
Our Holiday clubs run through the Summer, Easter and October half term. We provide holiday club provision for children aged 4-12 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. Charlotte Created Nature Box 5 years ago, starting with small weekend clubs, progressing to the range of services Nature Box provides today!
Molly is our Deputy Manager at The Nature Box. Molly works across all of our teams, supporting the staff teams with anything they need. 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!
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.
Tasmine is part of our nursery team. Tasmine has just completed her Forest School Leader Qualification! Tasmine has recently completed her Early Years Teacher Status with PGCE! Tasmine loves Yoga, and is keen to support children's yoga sessions in our nursery too!
Matthew is our Forest School Leader in our Nursery , home ed and 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!
Karen is our level 3 early years Forest School Leader in our nursery team. 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!
Angharad is our Senior Nursery Leader. Angharad's role involves leading the nursery team, sharing her knowledge and passion to ensure our little explorers have the best time. Angharad has her Early Years Teachers Status with PGCE and is currently working towards her Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification!
Laura is our Part time Administrator who deals with all of our families admin requests! Laura is currently on maternity leave with her beautiful new baby girl.
Rachel is our Forest School Leader in our Home Education and Alternative Provision Teams. Rachel its currently studying a Masters Degree in Psychology, and has a great passion for supporting children with SEND needs.
Zuzka is the leader of our nursery team, and has a Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification. Zuzka enjoys being outdoors, and has a background in working with children of a wide age range, from nursery to youth work. Zuzka is passionate about STEM subjects, and loves to incorporate this into our explorer’s learning,
Ariane is our Level 3 Qualified Early Years Educator in our Nursery Team. Ariane is currently completing her Level 3 Forest School Leader Qualification, and has a great passion for supporting children's learning outdoors. Ariane has a forest school background, working and training in Forest School settings. Ariane has converted her own Campervan and loves going on weekends away in the UK!
Anna is our Early years level 3 Forest School Leader within our nursery team. Anna has a degree in nutrition, and has a great passion for cooking and baking healthy meals and snacks. Anna enjoys running, and has just achieved her first 10K race! Anna is currently on Maternity leave, after giving birth to her first child.
Hebe is the leader of our Alternative Education Services. This includes our Home Education and Alternative provision services. Hebe has extensive knowledge and experience working in youth work, and working with children of school age. Hebe is currently studying her Level 2 Forest School Practitioner Qualification.
Fran is our level 3 Early Years Educator in our nursery team. Fran has experience working in a range of early years settings, and is also mum to two beautiful children. Fran is Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Qualified.
Jess is our Forest School Leader in our Home Education and Alternative Provision Services. Jess is a Qualified Teacher specialising in Biology. Jess is currently studying her Level 2 Forest School Practitioner Qualification.
Yashpal is our fabulous bank staff member, working across all of our services.
Jade is currently studying for the level 3 Early years Educator Qualification, as well as Forest Schools Level 2 Qualification. Jade works within our Home Ed and Nursery Teams, and is mum to triplet boys.
For general enquiries please email our admin team at:
If there is a more specific service you require, please find alternative communication methods below.
Wood Lane Countryside Centre, Stannington, Sheffield, England S6 5HE, United Kingdom
Charlotte Middleton - Forest School Manager 07544768487 firstname.lastname@example.org For Schools/Alt Provision/Education 07544768487 email@example.com Anna King - Senior SENDCo 07544768487 firstname.lastname@example.org