Chambers Farm Wood Groups

Chambers Farm Wood Education Centre
Fridays 9.45am-12.00pm & 12.45pm-3.00pm
£6 per week per family

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 The rhythm of the session varies from am to pm but all sessions include the following activities:
  • Arrive – take off coats and boots.  You’re welcome to bring slippers.
  • Play – children have a period of free play; parents may participate in an adults’ craft activity at the table.
  • Tidy up together
  • Circle time – songs and rhymes, followed by washing hands.
  • Shared meal – we light a candle and sing a blessing song.  We share a nourishing snack of fruit, bread and occasionally home-made cake.
  • Clear up – together we clear the table and sweep the floor, then put on coats and boots.
  • Outdoor play in the butterfly garden, and walk in the woodland.
  • Story time and goodbye song.

Parents are responsible for their children at all times, and there are some things you should be aware of:

  • There are two (quite shallow) ponds in the butterfly garden.
  • Children should be kept out of the kitchen
  • Please leave the doors shut, but also note that the main door can be pushed open, and that the rear fire door cannot be properly shut from the outside.
  • Remember to sign in and tell the leader if you leave early; please fill in a registration form before you start attending, and make sure the leader and assistant are aware of any allergies, etc.
  • In the event of a fire, please leave the building directly and gather in the butterfly garden.
  • A first aid kit can be found in the corner of the kitchen next to the sink.
  • Be aware that other people use the woodland, butterfly garden and car park.
  • In the woods, be aware of poisonous plants and fungi, and teach children to “look but don’t touch.”
  • Watch out for dog poo in the woods and car park!
  • Bring outdoor, weather-appropriate clothes for your child and yourself, including sun-cream if appropriate.
  • Please do not bring your child to the group if either of you are unwell

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