Dee Hinton is the founder and owner of Forest Foxes. Dee is a primary school teacher and has been working for the past 20 years at a local primary school teaching all ages of children. Dee is a qualified Level 3 Forest School leader and her passion for the outdoors is what led her to developing Forest Foxes. Dee holds a paediatric FirstAid certificate specific to the outdoors
All birthday parties are bespoke, specifically designed to individual requirements. Parents and children can choose from a large number of themes and activities.
We are fully insured at Forest Foxes and all party leaders and helpers are DBS checked.
What Happens At A Forest School
Forest Schools are long term programmes within a natural space, lead by a qualified practitioner. They focus on developing personal, social and emotional life skills through learner led, nature-based learning. A Forest School develops by individuals in a setting becoming qualified Forest School Practitioners or drawing down funding to bring in an organisation that specialises in the delivery of Forest School programmes.
Initially, projects run from their own grounds/gardens/playing fields (where appropriate) allowing the children to become comfortable with an outdoor approach to education and play whilst in familiar surroundings. Allowing relationships based around trust and self-exploration to develop with the Forest School Leaders who start to facilitate a more child led outdoor curriculum when the group are ready they familiarise themselves with the route to the wood either on foot or by bus.
The group then have their introductory sessions in the woodland exploring the site establishing physical and behavioural boundaries. Safety procedures, hygiene and routines.
Once a group are established in the woodland and routines are set up the project develops through a child led approach with opportunities for projects being taken back to the indoor setting to be continued.
Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
For further information Telephone Dee on 07970857173