What We Offer

We provide high-quality, fun and exciting curriculum-linked activities for early years and primary aged children groups whether they are attending Clapton Park Children's Centre or Hackney Forest School.
Our expert staff will plan the sessions with your input to cater for the needs of the children, and/or the topic learning objective you have in mind.
All Forest School sessions run for two hours and all tools and equipment is provided.
Children and adults need to wear appropriate clothing at all times (clothing guidelines will be provided).
All staff are first aid trained and hold level 3 Forest School Leader qualifications.

What we can offer at CPCC…
  • Childcare and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years
  • Free funded places for 2–5 year old (subject to eligibility) 
  • AM timetabled Forest School Sessions per week, per room
  • Continued Forest School experience in our wonderful outdoor garden (babies, toddlers and preschool age) 
  • Stay and Play session including messy play and toy library
  • Gardening and healthy eating sessions 
  • ‘Getting Ready for School’ sessions to support families of children going to school
  • Support and Early Help for families 
What We Offer at Hackney Forest School Services...
  • Forest School Drop-in Sessions
  • Six week sessions of Forest Schools and taster sessions
  • Level 2 and Level 3 Forest School Leader Training (in association with FSLI)
  • After-school Clubs
  • Forest School Holiday Play Schemes
  • Support and Consultancy when setting up your own Forest School
  • Membership to be part of Hackney Forest School and display our mark
  • Team building days on Hackney Marshes 
What will the children need?

Children will access the Forest School throughout the year. Therefore, Children will need suitable clothing (Clothing Guidelines found below).
Those who are registered at CPCC will have access to a set of waterproofs.
Hackney Forest School children will also have access up to the age of 8 years or are welcome to provide their own. 
Further information regarding what children will need, will be communicated via registration. 
Children addressed appropriately, exposed to fresh air and gaining much physical exercise, are found to be healthier than children cooped up in centrally heated indoor environments.
More information can be found for each service in our drop down box, under What We Offer.