As a qualified Early Years Teacher i love nothing more than getting little ones out in nature, using all of their senses, exploring and developing their skills by taking risks and becoming engrossed in the simple magic of the world around them. This led me to create the Wildflower Forest School site in 2018, where i held a range of nature based wellbeing classes and workshops for the whole family based on the Wildflower Curriculum: 'Six Pillars Of Play & Wellbeing for Little Wildflowers'
Childhood should be filled with wanderlust, star gazing and storytelling!
Children don't need flashy plastic toys that do the 'play' for them, babies don't need to propped into sitting and standing activity centres, little wildlings don't need to be 'school ready', they need the time, space, freedom and respect to be allowed to develop in their own way, at their own pace. This is how we raise unique little people who will change the world!
What's the hurry to get babies to reach the next milestone?
Why are we so obsessed with school readiness?
Why do we expect toddlers to be able to sit in school environments and listen?
At Wildflower we believe that childhood is a sacred time that should be cherished, not rushed. We believe that it's time to stop creating needless pressure and stress (on both little ones and their parents!) We believe that children are naturally curious little beings who learn best through play and exploration.
Our Natural Play Teacher Training Programme focuses on natural sequential development from birth through to 8 years old and enables our accredited teachers to run a vast number of classes and workshops.
A number of nurseries and early years settings have also chosen to undertake our accreditation process, demonstrating their commitment to truly child led, holistic learning.
You can also train with us to implement our ethos throughout the journey of parenthood as a Connected Parenting Doula and support families to understand each new milestone in terms of their child's unique physical, emotional and cognitive development.
Find out more about our Natural Play Courses below..