What do families say about us?

I spent my early years in the Peaks, and my wife grew up in North Wales, but we now live in central Bristol. It’s important for us that the boys get out and have proper adventures, and since we don’t get to do it as often as we’d like, we were intrigued when we first heard of a forest pre-school opening in Bristol. As well as this, my aunt (Annie Woods) writes and edits text books on early years education, and she speaks so highly of the benefits that forest schools give children.


"We saw two outdoor kindergartens around Bristol and chose this one because of the feeling we had when we saw the woodland and met Louise, Nick and the staff. Since this time, we’ve seen our son be well looked after and grow in confidence, so much so that in January we put him in for an extra day each week. 


“It may only be a 30-minute drive away, but we love that our son gets out of the city and gets to run wild - he gets muddy, he gets nicely tired and his stories are about climbing trees, or finding dragons."


R Ashwell (May 2018)

"My son has been going to The Woodland Kindergarten since he turned three and he absolutely loves it. It has improved his confidence no end and he comes home happy every time he goes. Nick, Louise and the rest of the team are amazing and so enthusiastic with the kids - I genuinely couldn't recommend The Woodland Kindergarten highly enough."


E Green (May 2018)

"This place is absolutely amazing. My son loves it so much that he doesn't want to come home when I go to collect him and I've already put my daughter on the waiting list for 2020.

"When you enter the woodland there is such a calming and relaxing feeling. The set up is so imaginative with all-natural resources and every little detail from homemade furniture to the very cosy bell tent makes it a very special place. 

"Louise, Nick, Jacqui and Louise are a fantastic team - all very warm and welcoming and brilliant with the children. My son Henry has loved getting involved with Nick's building projects around the woodland. I feel so lucky and grateful that this is available to us and truely believe there couldn't be a better start to my son's education."


J Dunn (May 2018)

"My little boy loves going to forest school. The staff are brilliant, the activities are varied and creative and it's great that he spends so much time in a real woodland setting."

G Stevens (April 2018)

"Oldest son been going here since it started and its a Brilliant nursery, has done amazing with our son, he loves going here so much that he refuses to go to his other nursery setting! Louise and the gang are so great with the kids it's like leaving your children with a friend instead if a nursery, couldn't recommend this place more if I tried."

C Watts (June 2018)

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