Parent and Child Clubs

Plas Derw Trust have been delivering a variety of Forest School and Outdoor and Environmental Education projects in North East Wales for over 10 years. We serve the community and our timetable of programmes will adapt with the seasons and demand from our customers. Our current programme of  Parents and Child sessions includes a Kindergarten group on Wednesdays at Wepre park and monthly Family Forest School sessions on Saturdays. See below for more details.

 

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Outdoor Parent & Toddler Group

Plas Derw Trust run Forest School Kindergarten an outdoor Parent & Toddler group throughout the year. Although these clubs require parental supervision, we also supply a fully qualified practitioner to lead the sessions. Bring your little ones along to play in the mud kitchen, dig for treasure and take part in craft activities in our beautiful woodland. Sessions do vary throughout the year year with demand so please see the booking page for the latest availability.

Forest School is borne out of the Scandinavian Kindergarten where pre-school children spend a lot of time playing in the outdoors all year round.  The aim of PDT Forest School Kindergarten is to create a stimulating, safe and secure environment where friendly and welcoming staff can assist with the unfolding and development of the child in the beautiful unique local woodland environment at Plas Derw. To fully gain the benefits of this ethos it should be experienced on a regular basis therefore sessions are offered on a block booking prepaid basis.

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Family Forest School

Our Family Forest School session  are designed to give families of all ages and dynamics the opportunity to spend time together in the great outdoors. Sessions are loosely themed but are free flowing and participant led allowing the adults to be big kids too. Why not have fun with your kids making dens, toasting marshmallows, or making a whistle out of a stick you just found.

Forest School is a unique learning experience that can benefit people of all ages. Our family sessions provide a unique opportunity for grown ups to share valuable time with their children learning new skills together in a stimulating natural environment. Sessions cater for all ages.

Returning in the autumn.

Book online by visiting our shop page when sessions become available.

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Our Kindergarten aims to

  • Improve children and parent’s closeness and freedom with nature.
  • Support and cultivate respect for the world and others, through mindfulness and compassion.
  • Offer a spacious, challenging, creative play and learning environment.
  • Support the development of the individual and creative expression.
  • Cultivate positive relationships within the immediate and larger community.
  • Support and develop the capacity for each child to experience and be at ease with self-driven learning and exploration.
  • Free and independent play. Investigative play to foster an attitude of open enquiry and active learning play positive and co-operative play.
  • To begin to take risks allowing benefits to unfold.

Terms and Conditions.

Plas Derw Trust is a not for profit company with charitable status.

All our session fee’s are set to cover running costs only. Please read the following terms and conditions applicable to your booking before the booking is secured with your payment.

  • Bookings are made through our website or by contacting the office on 01352 840 955
  • Please book in and pay for all members of your party (under 1’s are free.)
  • Refunds for cancelled or missed session are not available on this project as it is already subsidised by the Charity.
  • Please complete the Family Medical consent form. You will need to provide an emergency contact number at every session and make the session leader aware of any allergies, conditions or behavioural issues which have relevance to your attendance.
  • The leader is there to direct activities, Parents remain responsible for the members of their group at all times

Forest School Kindergarten at Wepre Park

Wendesday Mornings

10.00-11.00am

11.30-12.30pm

Currently running. Keep an eye out for details of our autumn programme.

£30 for the 6 week term

Call the office on 01352 840 955 to book pro rata

 


Family Forest School @ Caerwys

Returning in the autumn.

11am-1.30pm

£5 per head (under 1’s go free)

Theme to be determined.