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The Den

For flexi-ed and home-educators

Aged 5-8

To compliment our  home-educating & flexi-educating approach we offer our Dandelion Den at both Aylsham and Wymondham:

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 ​

NB: 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, or both 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 meet you at the location and fully risk assess beforehand as well, as on arrival.

Staffing:

Staff are DBS checked and thoroughly Dandelion trained. They are experienced in 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 our online learning journal; families can see the photos at the end of the session.

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