Forest School – Saughall, Chester

Forest School

At Chestnut House, we are delighted to now be recognised as a member of the FSA (Forest School Association).

What is Forest School?

Forest School is an inspirational approach to learning where children develop not only many aspects of themselves but also their own understanding of the outdoors.

We have developed a Forest School area which provides a safe, fun environment in which all of our children will be able to spend plenty of time (not just one off visits) regardless of the weather!

In order for our children to get the most from Forest School, it is important that we have qualified members of staff and three members of our team have therefore undertaken the Level 3 Forest School training and are now fully qualified. They now have the skills needed to ensure that children are able to benefit as much as possible from this very special learning environment.


Some of the activities that we do in Forest School

  • Listening activities
  • Construction, including dens and shelters
  • Bug hunting
  • We use natural resources to do counting, measuring and comparing exercises
  • Storytelling and roleplay
  • We get muddy!

… and Forest School is a great way to make new friends.

Forest School Staff


Forest School Lead


Pre-school Lead

“We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this excellent nursery”

“Our son has attended Chestnut House Nursery on a full time basis since he was four and a half months old. The warm and friendly team provide a caring and fun home from home and have worked with us through key stages of our son’s development, such as weaning and potty training. Our son has thrived in their care and genuinely loves being there, with his many friends, when he’s happy, we’re happy! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this excellent nursery.”

Alison & Jason Winstanley

“All the staff are very positive and caring. “

“Our daughter has been attending Chestnut House for the last 12 months, we have found both management and staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Our daughter settled in the nursery within a very short space of time. The 1-2 staff has made our daughters days at the nursery fun and stimulating. All the staff are very positive and caring. We feel Chestnut House provide quality care for our daughter”.

Ian Herd


Church Road, Saughall, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6EN

Phone Us

01244 880371

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