Welcome to Little Chums Pre-School & Forest Schools. We have three settings one in the heart of Lingfield, one in Dormansland village and one in the Ashplats woods in East Grinstead.
At Little Chums Pre Schools and Forest Schools the education offered is a unique mix of Forest schools and the curiosity approach style of learning. We aim to provide a wide variety of opportunities and experiences to excite and engage children in our beautiful and unique settings. Through the wonder of curiosity our pre school offers authentic and holistic resources and a multitude of experiences to entice and engage children, promoting learning through exploration and play.
Our Forest School experiences offer children the chance to thoroughly explore the world around them and nature using all of their senses and learn how to care for our environment and our community. Taking their sense of wonder outside lets nature inspire their learning and play in a calm inviting environment.
We encourage our children to become problem solvers who show perseverance and approach challenges with an open and positive mind. We work to build positive relationships within our Little Chums family filled with trust, respect and support towards all. We follow their interests to scaffold their learning and share in their wonder and awe. We aim to inspire and fuel their creativity and encourage their natural inquisitiveness.
We model language and behaviour to encourage them to blossom, grow, reach their full potential and to be be a valued member of their community.
Little Chums is the first step on the education ladder. We will do our very best to make sure children leave us confident and happy, with enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge. “We want them running to school”