Urban Forest Environments

urban forest environments

How to set up and run a forest environment in your setting, without the need for space, trees, or nature of any kind

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Ideal for all Early Years Staff

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Whole team or individual training packages available

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Perfect for schools and private nurseries

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Optimised for speed – get from A to B in the shortest timeframe

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Create a simple space where you can engage in high-quality forest-based learning

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No forest required! All you need is one simple dedicated space – such as a patio, part of a playground, small grass area, or similar

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The ultimate roadmap on the exact steps to take and when

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Ideal for staff training, INSETs, twilights, and staff meetings

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No Trees? No Nature? No Problem!

You don’t need a forest to do forest learning! All you need is one small dedicated space in your setting – maybe a patio area, a concrete playground, a small field, or whatever else you have available! 

Forest Skills In A Town Or City Setting?

We show how to set up a high-quality forest environment in whatever space you have. We show you that all you need is first knowledge, then a vision, and then a plan that you execute as a team.

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 Maximize Your Limited Time

We provide a systematic framework that gets you from A to B in the shortest possible time. We want you to be up and running with your forest environment in six weeks by following our steps.

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All The Benefits Of Forest Learning Without The Hassle

 Outdoor forest learning has tremendous benefits across the curriculum, as well as boosting things such as resilience, cognitive functions, and health. We show you how to get started without lengthy qualifications, training, or setting up.

  A Full Toolkit Of Inspirational Learning Ideas

We demonstrate 100+ ideas for creating motivating learning activities – water, mud, music, loose parts, risky play, tools – we’ve got mutliple ideas for it all! And everything is demonstrated in simple and practical videos.

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A Dedicated Community That Has Your Back

Join our customer’s only facebook group, so you can post questions and be inspired by others 24 hours a day.  We’re there for you every step of the way along your journey. We want you to receive as much support as possible along the way.

In a nutshell, Urban Forest Environments is our online training course that helps you set up a forest environment in your school or nursery in a quick timeframe. 

We show you what forest learning is all about, and how you can simply replicate it, and get the best out of the process.

You don’t need a forest, or any trees at all in your setting! All you need is one dedicated outdoor space, which could be a patio, a part of the playground, a small grass area, or whatever else you have available. This will become your forest environment.

Forest learning is all about the philosophy and skills

This course gets you fully inspired with multiple ideas from top-class settings, all demonstrating the very best in forest learning practices.

We show you a simple system to follow to set up an excellent outdoor forest environment in your setting whatever your starting point! 

 

What You Get

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2.5 hours of targeted videos demonstrating the strategies

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Pre-recorded training, so you can watch at a time that suits you, and over multiple sessions as required

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Join our CUSTOMERS ONLY facebook group

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The complete step-by-step guide to success

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Join a dedicated online community of others that are engaged on the same journey

Overview

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MODULE 1 – The Ethos Of Forest Environment Learning : The Ethos Of A Forest Environment; Schemas In A Forest Environment; Risky Play In Forest Learning

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MODULE 2 – Creating A Natural Environment : Creating A Natural Environment

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MODULE 3 – Learning Experiences Across The Curriculum : Water And Mud; Loose Parts Play; Music In The Forest Environment; Fine Motor ideas; Arts And Crafts; Small World; Den-Making And Reflection Areas; Small World Play

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 MODULE 4 – How To Structure And Plan Your Sessions : How To Structure Your Sessions; The Seven Areas Of Learning

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MODULE 5 – Creating Your Vision : Creating Your Vision

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MODULE 6 – Making It Happen : How To Involve The Parents; Setting Up Systems For Long-Term Success; Keeping The Ethos Going Over The Long-Term

who we are

Martin Williams

Early years teacher of ten years, author of 5 best-selling books, trainer,  founder of Early Impact

See his full bio here

 Debby Stevens

 30 years in early years, manager at large private nursery chain, author, trainer, consultant

See her full bio here

 

Who is it for?

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Whole EYFS Teams To Work Together

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Early Years Teachers (Reception, Preschool, Kindergarten, Pre-K)

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Preschool Practitioners, Deputy Managers, Managers

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Teaching Assistants And Support Staff (For Children Aged 0-5)

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Childminders Of Children Aged 0-5

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Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Senior Leaders

course content

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6 MODULES – Designed and developed for maximum impact in the shortest time-frame

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REAL-LIFE VIDEO FOOTAGE – From a range of outstanding forest settings, showcasing the ideas and strategies

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MULTIPLE PHOTOS FROM EXCELLENT SETTINGS – Inspirational sneak peeks into other excellent forest areas

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REAL LIFE RESOURCES – We showcase multiple resources that have worked for us, and show you how to make and use them

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Bulk Orders For Teams

£297 (Plus VAT) 

Unlimited staff can access course – lifetime access

Pay immediately for instant access, or request an invoice (access within a few hours)

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Single Order For One Individual User

£97 (Plus VAT) 

One member of staff – lifetime access

Pay immediately for instant access, or request an invoice (access within a few hours)

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Having Technical Problems?

Just email us on [email protected] . Let us know what you want to book, and we can get you all set up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to pay at checkout?

If you are from an educational setting, then you can request an invoice that will be sent to you. You will receive a code as soon as the invoice is set up, and you will then be able to access the course. This will usually happen in a few hours. Ideally we would like to receive payment within 30 days (but you can access the course before this as soon as the invoice is set up)

Can I access the course straight away?

If you pay for entry, then yes. If you request an invoice to be sent, then you can access it as soon as you are sent the entry code (normally within a few hours)

Can parents request an invoice?

Unfortunately no. We require payment for access to the course. We can only send invoices out to educational businesses and schools.

I live outside of the UK. Is this course relevant to me?

Yes, these strategies will work anywhere and are not based on national policies or documents.