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Events Diary

14/03/22  - Parents Evening

John's Group, 7-9pm, Ceilidh Place Parlour Bar.

 

15/03/22  - Parents Evening

Stephanie's Group, 7-9pm, Ceilidh Place Parlour Bar.

 

11/04/22 - Easter Holiday Club 

Spring time holiday fun, creative and exciting forest activities for ages 3-14

Monday to Thursday 9am till 4pm. More info. below.

30/04/22 (tbc) - Open Day

Postponed! We are trying to find an alternative date for this event...

Forest activities, campfire cooking, hot drinks and cake, open to all.

12-4pm

 

18/07/22 - 23/07/22 - Summer Holiday Club

25/07/22 - 29/07/22 

2 weeks (week days only) Outdoor Summer activities for 3-14yr olds.

10/10/22 - 15/10/22

October Holiday Club.

Coming Up...

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Parent and Toddler Sessions

*This event has now passed but due to popularity we may add another date

Watch this Space...

Come and visit Kinder croft with your toddler, meet the team and feed into the planning for 2-3 year old care. 

Open to parents and guardians with their children aged 3 and under.

Come and enjoy a cup of tea while your children explore the nursery and meet the team. You will have a chance to chat about plans for our 2-3 year old care and give feedback. 

Please book a space for each child attending, so that we can keep control of numbers. Adults do not need to be booked in but must remain on site with their child/ren. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2022 10:00 - 12:00   SOLD OUT 

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 10:00 - 12:00  

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Past Events

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Easter Holiday Club - Forest School style daycare

 

Choose from 1 to 4 whole days of outdoor holiday club for your child this Easter. Activities will vary each day with opportunities for the below. 

 

Camp fires: Making them from scratch, covering safe fire lighting and how to use a flint and steel, different tinder materials, how to identify good v bad wood for burning.

 

Camp fire cookery: how to set and light a Kelly Kettle. How to use a campfire to cook on with frying pan, Billy can, foil wrapped items in the coals, cooking on sticks, baking in a Dutch Oven. Also covering aspects of food safety and hygiene. 

 

Tool making: Learn how to make your own wooden mallet using a saw and an axe. 

 

Knife use: How to safely use a knife to whittle green sticks. 

 

Rope work and den building: Learn some basic knotting skills and how to test the safety of your ropes when building suspended structures such as hanging hammocks. 

 

Willow Weaving: Learn some basic willow weaving techniques used to create baskets and other vessels. Learn how to plant willow to create living fences, dens and archways. 

 

Arts and crafts: using natural materials to create and express.

 

Days

Monday 11/04

Tuesday 12/04

Wednesday 13/04

Thursday 14/04

 

Times: 9am until 4pm

 

Cost £45 per day

 

Ages: 3-14

 

Lunches included

Lunches will be provided in the form of campfire cooked meals or packed lunches depending on the activities of the day. 

Times: 9am until 4pm

 

Cost £45 per day

 

Ages: 3-14

 

Lunches included

Lunches will be provided in the form of campfire cooked meals or packed lunches depending on the activities of the day. 

 

Please dress your child appropriately for a whole days in the outdoors, with plenty of warm clothing and sturdy shoes or boots. Please include their own water bottle clearly labelled with their name.

 

To book please email Merlin- mplanterose@me.com with the following information. 

 

Childs name:

Dates to be booked:

 

She will then email you an enrolment form which must be completed and returned before the holidays as this includes emergency contact details, medical information and acknowledgement of risks. 

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Kinder Croft Mhor  10/12/19 and 14/12/19

By popular demand we are running some informal taster sessions especially for adults over the winter. The first of these hands on classes will involve making willow charcoal on the fire. We will also look at different ways of using charcoal. The sessions are free but donations are welcomed.

Spaces booking up fast so if you're interested in joining in please contact mplaterose@me.com

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Winter in the Woods   14/12/19

Come and join the Kinder Croft team for an end of year get together in the woods. 

All welcome, come for a blether and some festive cheer by the fire.

It's a great chance to come and see the site and what the kids have been up to over the past few months. You can also find out about enrolling your child for coming and future terms. interested in volunteering? Come and ask us what a day at Kinder Croft involves.

This event is open to the whole community, whether you have children or not. We are looking into all sorts of exciting ways of using the space to engage people of all ages and are open to any suggestions you might have. 

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OPEN DAY!

14/9/19  

Exciting times here at Kinder Croft HQ as we opened our Nursery space up to the community for our first Open Day. Despite the terrible weather forecast we were delighted to welcome 94 people over the day. The weather in the village was pretty wild with gusting winds and heavy downpours but amongst the trees and under the new Northwoods Construction timber shelter we felt we’d found a safe haven away from the elements.

 

Nursery Manager Stephanie Martin and Nursery Practitioner John Woods planned a fun filled day of activities as a taster of what the children will get up to when enrolled. The day started at 10am with a welcome of hot drinks and cake and the opportunity to explore the site. The children were especially excited to see the brand new eco toilets and learn how they work.

 

With the campfire lit it was time to make some lunch. Delicious sweet potato soup cooked over the fire alongside freshly baked bread with thanks to Izabela from The Green Carpenter bakery. After the campfire lunch it was time to burn some energy with a marshmallow hunt through the trees and back to the fire to toast them whilst listening to John read a story. It was wonderful to see how quickly the children embraced the space and made it their own, collecting sticks and leaves to make patterns and pictures on the ground, building dens and cooking with pine cones in the mud kitchen.

 

The afternoon finished with yet more cake, this time a birthday cake for our Practitioner John and just a little Prosecco for the big kids to enjoy. It was a fantastic day and brilliant to see the space we had imagined a year ago filled with laughter, smiling faces and muddy knees. A massive thank you to everyone involved for your hard work, enthusiasm and for turning out on 

a wild day.