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The Den

For flexi-ed and home-educators

Aged 5-8

To compliment our  home-educating & flexi-educating approach we have our Dandelion Den:

The sessions are managed by qualified teachers who create exciting days in the wilderness of our Aylsham 4.5  acre wood and within the grounds of Wymondham site. Children are free to choose from a range of planned activities, or to engage in child-led/self-directed activities. 

 

In the Dandelion Den we focus on:

Emotional literacy

Developing risk awareness

Physical development

Executive functioning skills 

Promoting emotional well being 

 Aylsham Den meets in our Dandelion 4.5 acre wood for 3 weeks each month; the 4th week at Aylsham Den is Uprooted.

For the Aylsham Uprooted sessions we meet in a location, not too far from site, and the session takes place there. We have been to places such as East Runton beach and Sheringham park.

Sessions:

The sessions run during term time, you can register to attend one, two or all three sessions. Fees are paid monthly.

As the sessions are not within a fence it is important that children have a degree of self regulation. 

Uprooted:

Families are sent the details of the meeting place the week before. 

Staff go to the site and fully risk assess beforehand as well as on arrival.

Staffing:

Staff are DBS checked and thoroughly Dandelion trained. They are experienced working with a vast age range of children.  

Activities include:

Philosophy sessions

Creative and critical thinking / problem solving

Crafts

Den building

Fire making

Tool use 

Cooking

Food:

We provide brunch and we ask families to send a packed lunch and drinking water.

Sharing the session:

The sessions are recorded on Tapestry (online learning journal) so families can see the photos at the end of the session.

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