Forest Kindergarten & Swedish Early Years Pedagogy (Skogsmulle)
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About the Course

This 4.5 day leader course introduces the Scandinavian early years pedagogy Skogsmulle and combines it with an accredited Forest Kindergarten Level 3, for an experiential learning methodology for children aged 0-7 years.

Skogsmulle facilitates play focused development by providing learning activities in the outdoors that stimulate children’s imagination to enhance physical, mental and social development. A growing body of academic research has highlighted the need for children to have opportunities to participate in play as a means of building a strong foundation for formal learning later on in life – Skogsmulle is a proven means of achieving this.

Ignite Unlocking Potential are the only organisation in Wales accredited to deliver both the Forest Kindergarten and Skogsmulle leader courses, Skogsmulle is an outdoor learning pedagogy developed in Sweden (pronounced skogs-mull-a) which has been adopted extensively throughout Scandinavia, Germany, and Japan.

What you’ll learn

Over 4.5 days, we’ll teach you the principles and approach of Forest Kindergarten alongside the theory of how children play, learn and interact with nature. In particular the three themes form the basis of Forest School Kindergarten:
People, place and pedagogy

How to prepare yourself as a practitioner to take young children to visit a green space

How to set up a suitable site

How to set boundaries with children


How to prepare for risks (risk-benefit model)

Research on the benefits of learning and playing in the outdoors

Games and songs to support children with the routines of regular visits to a greenspace

Who will benefit from this:

Early Year Professionals, Foundation Phase Teachers and those wanting to develop high quality developmental appropriate outdoor play.

Learn more about Skogsmulle:

Wales PPA article on Skogsmulle coming to Wales

Further information from Friluftsfrämjandet (Swedish Association for Promotion of Outdoor Life): Skogsmulle leaflet

Skogsmulle – Meeting the Foundation Phase Curriculum Outcomes:

Our trainers have been trained by leading Swedish Pedagoues as part of the expansion of Skogsmulle UK which is an exciting and growing movement. Skogsmulle aligns to the Foundation Phase curriculum outcomes as illustrated below:

Language, Literacy and Communication Skills

Personal and Social Development & well-being (self and others).

Welsh Language Development

Mathematical skills development

Knowledge and Understanding of the World.

Physical Development

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Group Fee: £2800 (max 6), £6200 (max 12)

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