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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

Ideal for all EYFS Staff

Individual user or whole team training 

Perfect for schools and private nurseries

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

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

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

The ultimate roadmap on the exact steps to take and when

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

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.

Maximize Your Limited Time

We provide a systematic framework that gets you from A to B in the shortest possible time. The emphasis is on quick wins, and resources and activities you can set up with the minimum of fuss.

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.

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! 


2.5 hours of targeted videos demonstrating the strategies

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

Join our CUSTOMERS ONLY facebook group

The complete step-by-step guide to success

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


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

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

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

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

MODULE 5 – Creating Your Vision : Creating Your Vision

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


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


Whole EYFS Teams To Work Together

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

Preschool Practitioners, Deputy Managers, Managers

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

Childminders Of Children Aged 0-5

Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Senior Leaders


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

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

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

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

Bulk Orders For Teams

£297 (Plus VAT) 

Up to 10 staff can access course for up to 1 year

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

To pay by invoice, select “Invoice Payment” at checkout.

Individual User

£97 (Plus VAT)

One member of staff – one year access

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

To pay by invoice, select “Invoice Payment” at checkout.

Having Technical Problems?

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


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?

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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.

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