Discover the magic!

Forest School Pre School

Discover the magic! leaf


Welcome to Munchkins Forest School where wisdom begins in wonder. Based in Wivenhoe woods, with an amazing yurt in our grounds which acts as a retreat for warmth and shelter in inclement weather, our children have free rein to explore, play and have unbounded adventures in a natural and wild setting. With our skilled staff keeping a watchful eye a child’s true potential is encouraged to shine. All elements of the EYFS curriculum are incorporated in a safe outdoor environment, where free play, fresh air, exposure to the natural world and physical activity are an integral part of learning.

Children playing in mud

Come and look

We welcome all prospective parents to come and see the Forest School in action. You will get a real insight in to our day and what our children get up to at Munchkins.

This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about us and what we can offer your child. Fill out your name and number and receive a call back to arrange a visit.

Children outside

Each day is filled with new experiences that cannot be found indoors which range from building dens, climbing trees, treasure hunts, woodland craft, wildlife exploration to name but a few. Added to this our forest schoolers enjoy healthy daily snacks and home cooked meals around the campfire, making our pre school a unique educational experience for children.

Boy at campfire

Children who attend our Wivenhoe nursery automatically enjoy at least one day’s forest school as part of our curriculum. Forest school Pre school is also available term time only for children who do not attend the main nursery.


“Our daughter spent a wonderful 2 years here. She took part in the forest school for the final year and absolutely love it, came back covered in mud, exhausted and full of forest tales and stories of hot chocolate in the yurt. She has since become the forest tour guide on weekend walks!”

Chloe, mummy of a Munchkin