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Hinton Holiday Club
At last we have received the guidance that we have been waiting for. The good news is we will be able to offer something throughout the six weeks Summer Holidays at Hinton only. However, this will look somewhat different to how we normally run. There is a large emphasis on us having consistent groups of children throughout the holidays. To achieve this, we will be unable to offer our usual single session options. Instead you will book on to a Forest School Programme, a block of 5 or 6 sessions. These will look like the following.
Block 1 - Every Tuesday from 28th July – 25th August – 5 session block - £120 – Time- 9.30-3.30
Block 2 – Every Wednesday from 29th July -26th August – 5 session block - £120 – Time- 9.30-3.30
Block 3 – Every Thursday from 23rd July – 27th August – 6 session block - £144 – Time - 9.30-3.30
Normally we are very generous with our discounts we post on Facebook, unfortunately due to the restrictions, late notice, and the inability for us to take as many children as usual, we are not able to offer these for this summer.
To book online please visit /booking
If you hold a credit with us, I suggest that you go online and book out the sessions you want and pay for them. We can then refund any credit due to you. I would suggest you do this, as once the spaces have sold out online, we cannot add any more. We are unsure what the take up will be at this short notice. If you do not want to use your credit in the summer, you can hold on to it for future holidays.
Paying by Child Care Vouchers
We are able to accept payment through the childcare voucher schemes. When booking please add ccvoucher to the coupon section of the cart. We will then invoice you with the amount owed, which will then need to be paid through your voucher scheme within 7 days.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Holiday Club
Unfortunately, this Holiday Club will not be going ahead over the summer. This is not a decision we wanted to take but as we hire space from this venue, this decision has not been ours to make. We are aware of the impact that this will have on some families looking for childcare, hopefully we will be able to find more normality for the October Half Term.
Welcome to The Outdoor Learning Company
As a child, everyone remembers the outdoors being a place of adventure, where the imagination was free to go wherever it wanted, where with a few sticks we could build a palace, where mud was something to be played with, where bugs were hunted and when it rained you just got wet.
Sadly, more and more, our children’s imagination is prescribed through games consoles and TVs, wet weather becomes an excuse and mud is something we can’t touch.
The Outdoor Learning Company hopes to inspire children to drop those controllers and jump back into the outdoors with a splash, after all it was good enough for us growing up.
Nursery, Pre-Schools and Holiday Clubs
The Outdoor Learning Company operate three Forest Pre-Schools and a Nursery, providing the south of Hampshire and Dorset with an alternative excellent option for early years child care. The Forest Pre-School North Baddesley is our latest addition to our growing family, which also consists of The Forest Pre-School Copythorne, and The Forest Preschool and Nursery Hinton (Christchurch), which the latter now takes children from 12 months old, with wrap around care options available. Following the Forest School approach to learning, our children spend their time in magical woodland environments all year round, improving their physical skills, confidence, self-esteem, self-regulation, social skills and many other attributes needed for there next steps in life.
We except the early years entitlement, which allows your child to attend our preschools completely free of charge.
Please click on the button below for more information on our Pre-Schools.
During the Holidays we run a number of Forest School inspired Holiday club sessions. Our Outdoor Adventurers days run from- Hinton (Christchurch), North Baddesley and Hillier Gardens (Romsey). These sessions are for children of primary school age.
If you book onto one or more of our days, your child will have the chance to undertake some of the activities renowned with Forest School such as pond dipping, Den Building, bug hunting, environmental art and much more. Please click on the link below for more information.
“The Outdoor Learning Company will encourage and support individuals of any age to reach their potential through inspiring outdoor experiences.”
All of our activities and services are based on the Forest School ethos, allowing opportunity for children, young people and adults to develop and learn through engagement with the outdoors and nature.
Here at the Outdoor Learning Company we offer a number of services where we can share our passion and inspire those who spend time with us. We currently run outdoor Pre-Schools and Holiday Clubs from a number of locations across Hampshire.
We also offer a range of training for professionals, so they too can inspire children into the great outdoors, and from our Hinton site we run two successful Forest School programmes for Home Educated Children.