Adventure Awaits at Little Crickets Forest School!

Little Crickets Forest School is a charming Forest School nestled in the green and natural surrounds of the Cooper Dean Pavilion in central Bournemouth.  Open for 51 weeks of the year, the Forest School provides daycare for children aged 3 years and above. Little Crickets is an Ofsted registered Forest School led by skilled and professional Forest School practitioners. The Forest School provides an enriching environment where children explore, learn, and grow within the beauty of the natural world.

Each day at our Forest School, children enjoy a diverse range of learning experiences that deepen their understanding of the natural world.  Working within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, children explore the intricate life cycles of plants and wildlife, hone their skills in den building, safely engage with fire pits, identify bugs and their habitats, and participate in the rewarding process of planting and harvesting vegetables.  Our knowledgeable practitioners’ expertise in the curriculum ensures that these hands-on activities support the seven core areas of the EYFS, while at the same time ensuring that sessions are child-led.  This philosophy is central to the Forest School ethos; activities are dictated by the child and follow the direction in which children choose to take them.  This provides plenty of opportunities for children to develop their creativity and imagination skills, as well as social development.

Our Forest School offers extensive opportunities to learn outside where children are taught to be risk-aware and not risk-averse.  Such an approach to risk means that children constantly expand their ability to solve real-world challenges, building self-belief, and resilience.

We offer a wide range of activities designed to cater to various age groups, ensuring that each child’s interests and developmental needs are met.  Come and see for yourself at one of our weekly Nature Tots drop-in sessions or follow us on social media at @littlecricketsforestschool.

Our Open Day on Tuesday 16th April gives parents the ideal opportunity to see the Forest School in action.  For more information and to book your place on one of our events, visit our website at or email us at

T. 01202 297275
A. Cooper Dean Pavilion, Cavendish Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RB

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