Churchwood forest school is set in the beautiful mature woods of Churchwood Valley.

Built and Run by Emma Draper. 

Emma trained and worked at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew , where she developed a passion for educating children about horticulture. After having her own 2 children Phoebe and Dexter, she went on to be a child minder. In 2015 Emma Trained as a Level 3 Forest School Leader and ran groups from her back Garden. In January 2016 the opportunity arose to develop a Forest school at Churchwood and she's not looked back...

Emma Draper
Forest School Leader

Churchwood Forest School Currently runs 3 Stay and Play Toddler groups a week, where children take their first steps into the woods, develop coordination, balance, creativity as well as having fun and getting muddy.

During the holidays we run our Holiday club for 5-13 year olds. Giving the children Freedom of the woods whilst still having the security of an adult being there.  

We also offer ourselves out to schools, to either come to your school site and lead forest school sessions or invite school groups back to Churchwood to learn and explore in our wonderful environment. 

Its not just for Kids your know, Emma also leads Teacher training sessions for TAs and teachers.