Play is our brain's favourite way of learning.
Sometimes when you're paying for your children to take part in clubs and sporting activities the costs to you as a parent can add up quickly and everything seems so expensive - We understand as we have children. We do our best to keep prices as low as we can, but as you can see from the list below there are lots of costs involved when running any children's group:
Planning & preparation time
Loading up car/trailer
Set up time
Time running the session
Pack away time
Unloading and washing some equipment
Materials (food, drink, fire wood, craft materials)
Equipment: ropes, tools, tarps etc
Public liability insurance specific to Forest School
Keeping Outdoor Paediatric First Aid training up to date
Online Booking System
Forest School Association Membership
Training - continued professional development
Developing Fox Wood our permanent site!
So the price sometimes increases a little in order to cover the costs of all of the above and leave us with funds to pay staff for the work they do.
Hopefully sharing what happens behind the scenes enables everyone to see how the money coming in is spent. We absolutely love running forest school sessions and want to make groups accessible to people from all backgrounds, as all children could benefit from more unstructured, outdoor, adventurous play.