Oakhouse Montessori, 77 Wimborne Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4JR
My Little Forest

My Little Forest - My Space to Grow

Welcome message from Maria Pezzuolo

- Room Leader

“In Little Forest the child’s interests take centre stage. We have a variety of tools always accessible for the children to use. We have mud kitchen, shovels and spades, a planting area where the children can plant their own bulbs and plants. We have sensory plants and access to local wildlife that the children can observe at their own leisure. We use learner-led, nature based exploration, forest school aims to develop personal, social and emotional skills.

Attending a forest school can therefore greatly help your child to develop their emotional intelligence; build resilience and learn how to take risks in a supportive environment, through activities such as bug hunting, making mud pies and playing with sticks.

Forest school also teaches children the value of protecting the environment around them.
Little Forest runs from 9am until 4pm and the children will have their lunch and snacks in the Little Forest and can retreat to the newly added heated Little Shelter.”

My Little Forest is an innovative educational approach to outdoor Montessori learning. The aim is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences.

By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment each participant has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills. These, through self-awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.

Little Forest will aim to develop:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Regulation
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Empathy
  • Good social communication skills
  • Independence
  • A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence