A Fun and Dynamic Play-Based Environment
Established in 2016, the Organic Forest Kindergarten evolved from a passion to change the way Early Years 'education' is provided. Our founders remain driven to provide children with unique and engaging environments where children can play and learn naturally in an organic woodland, exploring, investigating, creating, and at the forefront, having fun. We actively nurture the enjoyment of play all the way, because as research has proven, in the all-important early years, play is THE best ways for children to learn and grow.
The OFK team boasts a wealth of highly qualified and experienced Early Years and teaching practitioners whose sole aim is to fill each child's day with exciting and engaging experiences, by completely following their individual interests. Our team are able to achieve this exceptional approach due to the excellent ratios of 1 adult to 5 children (3 & 4 year olds) and 1 adult to each group of 4 (2 year olds). Compared to 'normal' preschools where ratios can be anywhere up to 1 adult to 13 children, we are exceptionally proud of the level of support each individual child receives whilst with us.
We believe that every child is unique and has the right to be able to experience and explore the exciting world around them in a caring, relaxed and supportive environment, allowing their personal growth to thrive. We are proud to observe when it's time for a child to leave us for school, they are confident, independent, self-aware and possess a true love for learning.
We also have parents who decide to keep their child with us during their Reception year, to continue their nature based learning and play in our exceptional environment!