Forest school learning and play has been proven help develop and enhance children's physical skills, language, self esteem, confidence and health. It allows children space and time to develop in their own way.
Bows and Arrows Group has offered Forest school sessions at all of its 6 Ipswich Nurseries for the last few years. As a Group we are so passionate about the benefits of this that we believe it made sense to open a Nursery which can offer Forest schooling every day of the week. Forest Learners is set right next door to our Little Learners Nursery on the edge of Landseer Park.


Staff are friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and will genuinely care for your child. All staff are DBS checked, and trained in paediatric first aid.
Overall management and admin of Forest Learners is carried out by our parent Nursery OUTSTANDING rated Little learners Nursery. Manager Michelle is highly qualified and experienced and also a qualified SENDCo.
Day to day Forest Learners will be led by Daniela. A qualified Forest school Practitioner Daniela brings with her a wealth of knowledge and passion for outdoor learning and play. Daniela is joined by Charlotte who is very friendly and approachable. Charlotte has a strong pre-school background and supporting school readiness in children.

The Environment

The majority of our day will be spent outside.

This could be in our new Garden area which is safe and secure and contains plenty of natural resources. It is also the home to our fire pit. We also have access to the wonderful Little Learners garden area which contains an allotment area and coming soon in 2019 a pond area. Or it could be out in Landseer Park which is right on our doorstep and contains a wonderful mixture of woodlands and open natural space.

If the weather is really bad or as a base at the beginning and end of each day we do have a brand new purpose built indoor building with it's own entrance and exit. This is set out like an ‘normal’ Nursery rich with age appropriate play and learning resources.


Session Times

Forest Learners will be open Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm during term time.
The session times which we offer our families are:
All Day: 9am - 3pm
Morning: 9am - 12pm
If you are looking for care all year round then we can provide non term time care at our parent Nursery Little Learners.


Come and use your 15 or 30 Hours Funded childcare places with us. We do not charge a registration/joining fee and there are no hidden costs. Snacks are included but if your child is in all day we ask them to bring in a packed lunch from home.

‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing’
Alfred Wainwright