Daily schedule

Our daily schedule offers time for children to participate in both group activities and independent child choice activities. 

Sample Forest School Day at Preschool

8:50 a.m.

Arrival and hand washing with parent

9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Preschool Opens – Invitations to Play*/Free Play

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Circle of Forest School

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

First Group goes to Tiny Forest Adventure

Others: Forest School Activity Stations and Free Play

Rolling Lunches (eat when hungry usually with a few friends)

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Second Group goes to Tiny Forest Adventure

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Clean up together

11:45 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Circle activity, e.g. Story, songs, game

12:00 p.m.

The Owl spots when the parent arrives and sends each child home.


*An invitation to play is a pedagogical tool where an area is specially set up to inspire play with a particular set of learning goals in mind. It is usually based on the children’s skills and interests observed during the previous days. For example, if a child has been to the doctor, an invitation to play may be set up by providing a Doctor’s outfit, ‘sick’ teddy bear, face masks, gloves, clip chart and pens, stethoscope, thermometer, plasters and bandages.

Sample Forest School Day in Afterschool

13:10 p.m.

Junior Afterschool children are picked up from their teacher

13:20 a.m. – 14:00 p.m.

Hand washing; Get dressed in mud gear and boots

Free play or activity choices in the Seedling Garden

14:00 p.m. – 14:10 p.m.

Junior Afterschool tidy up and get changed for pickup

Others: Trip to the toilet

14:10 p.m. – 14:45 p.m.

Children from first class and older are picked up from their teacher

Older children: Handwashing; go upstairs for written homework (except Fridays)

Others: Hand washing; Get dressed in mud gear and boots

14:45 p.m. – 15:00 p.m.

Forest School begins – usually with a warm up game.

Introduction to activity stations and related safety demonstrations,

Forest School boundaries, mindfulness poem, song or story

15:00 p.m. – 16:15 p.m.

Games, activity stations, free play

Rolling lunches (eat when hungry – remember to wash hands and tidy up afterwards)

16:15 p.m. – 16:30 p.m.

Forest School tidy up and closing circle

16:30 p.m. – 17:00 p.m

Some children begin to go home, others continue their activities

17:00 p.m.

Move to sensory garden for ball games, drawing and free play