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Home Ed Fridays

Lead by Charissa, Mike and Luuk

Home Ed Open Day:

Friday 1 May  11-1pm

Sign up to Friday sessions after Open Day

Block of 6 Fridays 11-3pm, £100

12 June

19 June

26 June

3 July

10 July

17 July 

We are planning to start running a regular home ed session on our outdoor learning site at Clay Bottom allotments on Fridays 11-3pm. We'll initially start with sessions aimed at children aged 8-12.

 

We're initially starting the first block with a small number of children.

We want to extend the sense of community that we have with our early years children to the home ed children. We therefore ask for families to commit to a block of 6 sessions (i.e. pay for 6 sessions up front). After the initial open day, we ask parents to drop their children off and pick them up at the end of the session.

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We have been providing forest school inspired childcare on our allotment since 2016. Over the past four years we have transformed an ordinary allotment plot situated on a hill with heavy clay soil into an amazing 0.7 acre outdoor play and learning area.

 

We have recently started to incorporate the principles of permaculture to our practice.

The sessions will be child-led and unstructured. We will have activities available for the children. These could include woodwork, whittling, fire making and cooking on the fire, hapa zone, foraging, making natural paints and dyes etc..

 

We will also actively encourage them to get involved in the upkeep and development of the site. For example building new raised beds or play equipment (using the appropriate tools), planting vegetables and fruit trees, cutting down brambles and weeding the vegetable beds.

 

With all the activities we try to follow the children's interest and leads as much as possible.

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The children have access to a treehouse, climbing trees, hidden dens, a mud kitchen, the Coombe Brook stream that runs alongside our site and and a poly tunnel for sheltering from the elements.

 

We have several vegetable growing areas, many fruit bushes and a newly developed orchard.

Three very friendly chickens roam our site and we coexist with a large number of badgers and foxes that leave their tracks for us to find every day.

This spring we hope to welcome two milking goats to our site as well as a hive of bees!
 

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We expect the children to be respectful of the site and each other, as well as any younger children that might be on site.

 

 

We are Ofsted Registered and DBS checked.

 

We are also both qualified Level 3 Forest School leaders.

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