Like Forest School, Beach School gives children the opportunity to develop holistically, build self confidence and self awareness and to explore our local community.
From running free along the beach, making fires to cook on, mark-making in the sand with sticks, bird-watching, tracking animals footprints, pebble-painting, jumping over the waves, building shelters, exploring crabs' habitats, litter-picking, to watching the local wind turbines work and meeting the people who work on the beach and at sea; the beach provides a wealth of learning opportunities.
The beach also provides a wonderful contrast to our usual woody environment and another opportunity to explore the magic of the natural world with awe and wonder!
Drop-Off & Pick-Up will either be at the Big Beach Cafe in Hove Lagoon or at Hove Bowling Club on Kingsway. The location will be communicated to parents via our kindergarten software. Drop-Off is at 9.30am, Pick-Up is at 3.30pm.
We spend the whole day on the beach; playing, exploring, creating and discovering our local beaches.
There is space for up to 9 children to join the beach school group. Priority goes to our existing Kindergarten children, who can swap an existing day to come, or add it as an additional day.
Families on our Kindergarten waiting list will be offered any spaces not taken up by Kindergarten children.
Qualified teachers and beach school leaders lead the group at a 1:3 ratio. Parent helpers and volunteers are also welcomed!
You can use Early Years Entitlement Funding for up to 5 hours of the Beach School day (see our registration & fees page for more information)
Just as we find in the Forest, the key to a happy day outdoors is wearing the right clothes!
We recommend layers depending on the season, welly boots or snow boots and waterproof suits. It's important to pack lots of spares - especially trousers and socks!
Please also bring a packed lunch and a named plastic bag for any wet clothes.