Education & Learning
- Bush Adventures UK
- Creative Education Centre
- East of England Training
- Explore Outdoor
- Green Light Trust
- Growing Up With Nature
- Nature Explorers
- Orchard Barn Environmental Education Centre
- Redwoods Forest Preschool
- West Suffolk Home Education Hub
Bush Adventures UK C.I.C.
Bush Adventures UK C.I.C improves individual and family lives by increasing and providing exceptional access to outdoor adventure and wilderness development. They provide alternative education programmes, community projects as well as increase funding through private and corporate packages. They collaborate with other charities to increase their impact. Based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and outreach.
Creative Education Centre
We offer a unique part-time education for children aged between 5 and 11 near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
What makes us different is the individual teaching of the core skills using Montessori methods within a focus on the environment and creativity.
Our aim is to develop in children a deep care and respect for themselves, for others and for the world in which they live.
We provide home educating families with a place where their children can learn and feel at home. We are a mixed age, nurturing and stimulating educational setting which forms part of a child's overall education.
East of England Training
East of England Training offer workplace compliance qualifications such as First Aid, Health & Safety, and Food Safety across East Anglia. Our courses are bespoke to the individuals setting, whether that be workplace, community or school. We offer classroom based and online learning but specialise in Outdoor and Forest School First Aid and Food Safety, where all training is outdoors and practical.
We deliver open courses across the region and closed courses at your own venue
Explore Outdoor has been delivering an extensive range of outdoor activities to children, adults and communities across Suffolk since 2013. We have a diverse and experienced team of instructors who are passionate about the outdoors.
Explore Outdoor is part of Abbeycroft Leisure, Suffolk’s largest charitable leisure provider. We work closely with West Suffolk Council and offer sessions in all of their beautiful parks and green spaces. All of our sessions are mobile and adaptable so we can bring an adventure to you that suits your needs.
Our team consists of experienced Forest School Leaders, Archery Leaders, Rock Climbers, Mountaineers, Mountain bikers, and Bushcraft professionals. We hold regular Forest School sessions for home educated children, after school clubs, holiday camps, mountaineering weekends, mobile climbing wall hire, birthday parties, team building and so much more!!
Phone: 07983 918318/01284 757495
Green Light Trust
The Green Light Trust exists to support people from all backgrounds and experiences to rebuild, reawaken or refocus their lives through the power of nature.
We believe in the power of Green Care – the idea of the environment being a useful and advantageous tool in the care of us all in society.
Started in 1989, and with an ethos around preservation of our natural environment, the charity delivers a variety of courses, workshops and educational opportunities for both adults and children.
It operates in a number of woodlands and green spaces, in which it teaches about conservation and ecology, while supporting individuals and groups with their own unique health and wellbeing journey.
Growing Up With Nature
Unlocking Nature's Classroom.
Creators of nature based learning resources to support your child's education. Weekly blog! Building a community of nature loving parents! Home Education supporters.
Inspiring a love of nature in West Suffolk by exploring, learning and connecting.
Steph is a Forest School Practitioner and Natural Mindfulness Guide. Nature Explorers shares her adventures exploring the natural world, both alone and with others. She will be offering Forest School and Nature Connection sessions from The Hive's site near Rougham from 2021.
Orchard Barn Environmental Education Centre
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise specialising in using natural / traditional building projects as ways of bringing people together to learn. Our courses are held in Suffolk at our award winning off-grid environmental education centre.
We specialise in natural building projects that utilise traditional building methods such as Timber Framing, Wattle and Daub, Cob and Green woodworking. Our centre is a 'work in progress' that is set in 1.5 acres of traditional orchard and is rich in biodiversity.
Redwoods Forest Preschool
Creating resilient, confident learners
filled with wonder about the world around them.
Redwoods Forest Preschool first opened its gates in Spring 2017. We are Suffolk's first fully outdoor preschool! We are an OFSTED registered setting catering for children from 2.5 to 5 years of age.
What makes us unique?
Following the Forest School's ethos to support our children, which evolved from Scandinavian roots in the 80s, we aim to give children the freedom to explore their surrounding with our support. We are based outdoors all year and believe the real world is the very best teacher. Nature really is the best classroom with never ending resources to use and learn from. We understand our responsibility in taking care of the environment and teach our children to take care of the world around them.
Time to Play
Time to Play brings multi-sensory, nature connected, child-led play to your doorstep. We believe all children and families need high quality play experiences - indoors or outside. We aim to bring the forest school ethos to a space near you - a garden, a park, a school playground, a village hall, even your front room! Our aim is to make it as accessible as possible for all families. Please contact us if you want us to come to your neighbourhood!
Adults need time to play too so we also host relaxing and stimulating courses for the grown-ups.
West Suffolk Home Education Hub
A website and magazine for families in West Suffolk who are home-educating or considering to home-educate their children. Links to events, activities and classes for children around the Bury St Edmunds area. The site and facebook page is managed by Steph, a home-educating mum based in Bury St Edmunds. West Suffolk Home Ed Hub is part of West Suffolk Hive CIC.
We also host the Home Ed Fayre at The Apex twice a year, which is an opportunity for home ed families to network, discover education providers, and to run their own stalls.
Wild Play Ltd
Denise and Heidi strongly believe that people of ALL ages need time to play and experience being in the great outdoors! It should be an expectation and entitlement, rather than a luxury. Redressing the balance between the fast paced, digital world that we are often consumed by, to spending more time outdoors and embracing all the health and wellness benefits that it brings (and there are loads!), is what Wild Play Ltd is all about.