Forest School Awards
The outreach programme for Learning Without Walls

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Bella Bambinos

Council area: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Forest School contact: Julie Edens
Main Forest School contact email address:
School website address:
Year of Forest School accreditation: 2020

 title= Background: Bella Bambinos Day nursery and Pre-school is a large detached dwelling situated with direct access to the A1 at Dromore. Originally our family home, we have lovingly renovated to turn it into our nursery with a warm, homely and welcoming environment. Bella Bambinos After-school Club is located in a separate, purposely renovated detached house which boasts two large playrooms, a games room/home cinema room as well as a fantastic outdoor adventure playground.

We are very honoured to have been awarded a host of national awards for the high standards of care and facilities provided for the children. We were also invited to contribute to 'The Parliamentary Review', who asked us to share, promote and advise on best practice within our sector across the U.K.

 title= Forest School setting: Our Forest School is located in Hillsborough Forest Park, a short journey from Bella Bambinos by car. We firmly believe that that the outdoors is an extension of the classroom and integrate our Forest School sessions into our weekly activities as part of our Pre-school Curriculum. The Forest park has many different habitats to explore including the lake, forest walks, mature woodland and a new state-of-the-art playpark, which creates a safe outdoor space for physical activity.

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