Learn more about our philosophy

Research says that when you walk into a woodland, within 5 minutes your body and brain start to change. Your heart rate slows and your facial muscles begin to relax. Your frontal lobes quieten down helping your productivity and creativity later in the day.


Being in nature actually helps us become more human. Finnish researchers say being in nature a minimum of 5 hours a month will make you feel happier over all.

We know that when we are in our woodland, we feel totally different and we see that transformation happening with the children that we look after.

Too many of us in today’s busy society spend too much time indoors and we forget so quickly our real roots are actually within nature and not technology.

Again and again, studies are suggesting that being in nature exercises a powerful effect on the way that brains and bodies develop, and that playing outside creates the conditions for the free, creative and autonomous play that fosters naturally healthy, motivated and confident children.

We were established in 2003 and have grown to offer our families the opportunity to be part of the Forest School Community with our fully qualified Forest School Leader and trained staff. The children develop strong physical, social and language skills. We guide them and support them in their journey through Forest School because we want to educate children to care about their natural world.


Picture gallery: a typical day

Contact us here:

Tel:  01403 588282

Mobile: 0787 6069570


As we spend most of our time in the woodland, it is advisable to try calling the mobile first.


Please also use our contact form to get in touch.




Jack and Gill Childcare and Forest School

2 Gaskyns lodge

Church StreetChurch StreetChurch Street


RH12 3HJ

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