Robins

The Robins (2 + to 3+ ) are housed in the middle mobile unit called mobile 3. 

It has a free flow access to the outdoors all year.  

After the freedom of the Nest, we begin to introduce activities that encourage children to get to know their peers. We have short gathering times, stories, yoga and introduce some structure to the day.

We move from the hourly flexibility of the Nest and children attend either whole morning, afternoon or all day sessions.

We begin to take the children  off-site for the first time, using the field and areas close by such as the Copse and the Old Dandelion Camp. 

Our aim is to go off-site at least 3 times a week, more often towards the end of the academic year as children get more confident. Working around nap times and nappy changing can prove tricky!

The Robins have nappy changing facilities and tiny toilets (2 year old size), their own small sink/kitchen and a sleep area. 

The outdoors has:

  • an elevated tree house
  • chickens
  • a mindful garden
  • a water fountain and stone area
  • a climbing and lookout post
  • a shaped sunken area that forms a stream

The gardens are currently being re-launched as we close this building during forest holiday club.  

The building itself has underfloor heating and so relaxation and yoga is a lovely thing to do to warm up in the colder months. 

Meet the Robins’ Team

Lucy will lead the Robins team this coming Autumn term. Lucy is a Lead Educator, a qualified teacher and forest school level 3 teacher. Lucy’s son Milo is in the owls bubble. Lucy previously worked to support the The Owls.

Lucy Best, Lead and Senior Educator

Lucy will lead the Robins team this coming Autumn term. Lucy is a Lead Educator, a qualified teacher and forest school level 3 teacher. Lucy’s son Milo is in the owls bubble. Lucy previously worked to support the The Owls.
Sandy Dent will be an educator in the Robins from the Autumn. Sandy has recently returned to us after spending time in a management role in another setting. Sandy has spent time in the nest and now is moving to support the Robins and is looking forward to getting off-site.

Sandy Dent, Educator

Sandy Dent will be an educator in the Robins from the Autumn. Sandy has recently returned to us after spending time in a management role in another setting. Sandy has spent time in the nest and now is moving to support the Robins and is looking forward to getting off-site.
Jenny is supporting Lucy in the Robins. She is a Qualified teacher and a forest school level 3 teacher. Jenny previously supported the Owl team. Made for outdoor teaching and very skilled, Jenny also works in the Primary Return to Forest School. Jenny’s daughter Payton will be in the Owls bubble. We are looking forward to Jenny stepping up to the challenge of the Robins.

Jenny Caroline, Educator

Jenny is supporting Lucy in the Robins. She is a Qualified teacher and a forest school level 3 teacher. Jenny previously supported the Owl team. Made for outdoor teaching and very skilled, Jenny also works in the Primary Return to Forest School. Jenny’s daughter Payton will be in the Owls bubble. We are looking forward to Jenny stepping up to the challenge of the Robins.
Philippa is a Senior Educator in the setting currently. Philppa is sadly due to leave us at some point this term to move to Wales. Until that time you may see her supporting different bubbles with her lead skills and expertise. We wish her the very best of luck and we are treasuring our time with her until the end.

Philippa Evans, Senior Educator

Philippa is a Senior Educator in the setting currently. Philppa is sadly due to leave us at some point this term to move to Wales. Until that time you may see her supporting different bubbles with her lead skills and expertise. We wish her the very best of luck and we are treasuring our time with her until the end.
Sami Murray is supporting the transitioning children from the Nest this coming Autumn. With the knowledge she has of them and her creative skills she will be most welcome in the Robins environment. Sami is looking forward to the challenge.

Sami Murray, Educator

Sami Murray is supporting the transitioning children from the Nest this coming Autumn. With the knowledge she has of them and her creative skills she will be most welcome in the Robins environment. Sami is looking forward to the challenge.