What is Nurture in Nature?
Nurture in Nature is a unique class which caters for both parent and child alike, run by Libby Barnes from The Milk Hub, and Lizzie Noble from Parenting Explorers.
Combining forest school activities for your child, with the opportunity to connect with yourself and learn mindful parenting techniques to improve your own mental wellbeing.
The class is suitable for children who are confident walkers up to school age.
Younger siblings if not yet on the move are also welcome to attend.
If you would like to bring two mobile children (e.g. twins/triplets, or you have a preschooler and a toddler), please contact us so we can organise the spaces for you. This is due to Covid restrictions.
How does each session work?
Sessions will take place outside at Belfairs Woods each week. We will start and end each session together as a group, using the opportunity to build attachments and practice mindfulness techniques with our children.
During the session, the children will have the opportunity to access a variety of forest school activities created and run by Lizzie who is one half of the Beyond Birth team and a Beyond Birth Mental Wellbeing Practitioner. Lizzie is also an Outstanding Rated Ofstead Forest Child Care provider, as well as being a early years play and development expert and holistic sleep coach.
Whilst the children are exploring the variety of activities on offer Libby who is a mindful parenting, infant feeding practitioner and Beyond Birth Mental Wellbeing Practitioner, will offer a variety of mindfulness activities for the parents such as guided relaxations, mindful parenting tools, journaling activities and much more. This is an opportunity for parents to connect with themselves, take a moment for self-care and learn skills to help navigate the rollercoaster of parenting life.
Children will be nearby to their parents the whole time, and there will be no pressure for children to join the forest school activities if they feel more comfortable remaining with their parent. This is a relaxed session.
When is the next course?
The next course will be our September Course.
The September Course Dates
The classes will take place in Belfairs Woods, starting at 10.00am each week and lasting approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
- 7th September
- 14th September
- 21st September
- 28th September
How do I book?
You can book the full course using this link. The cost is £12 per session, so a total of £48 for the whole course.