The Forest Playschool

We aim to provide a play environment in which children will laugh and cry; where they can explore and experiment; where they can create and destroy, where they can achieve, where they can feel excited and elated, where they can sometimes be bored and frustrated, and may sometimes hurt themselves; where they can get help, support, and encouragement from others when they require it; where they can grow to be independent and self-reliant; where they can learn – in the widest possible sense – about themselves, about others, and about the world.

-Stuart Lester, Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork, University of Gloucestershire (1951-2017)