Important information

Risky Play/ Insurance

Bee in the Woods holds full Public Liability Insurance. 

Please be aware that the nature of forest school means that risks are present.  Children are encourage to think about risk and develop their own understanding of safety. Activities take place over rough natural ground and natural hazards are present. Although we take every precaution to ensure safe play, accidents may occur. The staff are all First Aid Trained, DBS checked and we risk assess our site and put boundaries in place to ensure a safe experience for the children. Be prepared that your child will probably come home muddy but they will have had a great day!

Clothing

It is REALLY important it is to dress your children according to the weather, so they can have a positive experience at forest school. We reserve the right to refuse entry and no refund will be granted if your child is not dressed correctly for an outdoor session. 

In the winter months the children need to be in layers of warm clothes, waterproof trousers and coats and snow boots or outdoor walking boots. Wellington boots can get very cold in the winter months, so please invest in warm socks or snow boots. (www.mountainwarehouse.co.uk often have good deals). Remember to name their hats, scarves and gloves. Please note that water proofs are essential during the winter months, even if has not been raining, . 

In the summer months the children need to be wearing protective footwear (no open toe sandals or crocs) and a summer hat.  Long trousers are ideal is we are out in the woods to prevent stings.  Please also apply insect repellent and sun cream lotion to your child before the session starts.  We will ask the children to apply suncream themselves before after school clubs.  If they have a specific suncream they need to use, please make sure it is packed for them on the Bee Wild day.

 Behaviour

We reserve the right to remove your child from our session if negative or unkind behaviour persists. A refund will not be granted and we reserve the right to withdraw your child from future sessions with Bee in the Woods. We have a duty to protect all of our children and staff.

Weather

We try to operate all year round & in most weather conditions.  However horizontal rain is never fun and we are obliged to cancel if winds of 42mph or above are forecast. If we cancel the session we will do so by 1800 the day before via email, our website and Facebook page. We will offer you an alternative session in the rare event of having to cancel due weather. 

Refunds & Cancellations

We will offer a refund if Bee in the Woods have to cancel a session due to staff sickness. We are not able to offer a refund if your child cannot attend, however subject to availability we will try to offer an alternative session.  

Food

We provide a snack of fruit, rice cakes or biscuits and a drink during at our Bee Wild and Baby Bee Wild clubs. Occasionally we may offer marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Nuts

We have a NO nut policy so please do not allow your children to bring ANY foods containing nuts. 

Sickness

Please do not bring your child to Bee Wild/Baby Bee Wild if he/she has been sick or has had diarrhoea within the previous 48 hours. We wish your child a speedy recovery and we will happily offer another session at a later date. If your child has either of the symptoms whilst at forest school, we will call you so you can collect your child. 

Medication

Our staff are not authorised to give any medication to your child / children however we are able to assist with epipens and inhalers.  Please advise the team leader about the use of inhalers or epipens and make sure the booking forms have all the details we require.   

Collection from Bee Wild After School Club

We require your child to be collected on time. Please contact us if you are running late for collection so we can reassure your child / children. A charge of £15 will be charged for every 30 minutes you are late.