Award in Forest Kindergarten

Course Description –

The SQA-certificated Forest Kindergarten course has been put together to specifically meet the needs of practitioners who would like to set up a regular routine of off-site visits to a local wood or nearby greenspace for children in their setting. It is becoming increasingly recognised that there are many benefits to allowing children to play freely in local woodlands on a frequent and regular basis.

Course dates available on our website, additional dates will be offered according to demand. For further information or to register interest in future dates, please contact

Training Overview –

What you will learn

Place. Locating a suitable woodland and taking practical steps including risk assessment and preparing the space.

People. Planning and engaging with children and adults including practical suggestions to engage and inform staff, children and parents

Pedagogy. Possible lines of development to extend children’s experiences of playing in the woods

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Provider Title:
Edinburgh College

Contact Number:
0131 297 8500

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