Research & Literature

The co founders of The Nature School started the research of world wide forest schools, bush schools and forest kindergartens through books and also contacting other preschools and programs who shared similar concepts. Here is a list of research that has helped us develop the program, understand the benefits and make some important contacts in the industry.


We believe that sharing this list with parents, educators, media and other people who visit our website will benefit the world's children, adults and nature. The more we share, the more people will be aware of what we do and why we run the programs the way we do.


Enjoy the research...and what better way to do it than in nature!


Forest School and Outdoor Learning in Early Years - Sara Knight

International Perspectives on Forest School, Natural Spaces to Play and Learn - Sara Knight

Nature Kindergardens and Forest Schools - Claire Warden

Learning with Nature: Embedding Outdoor Practice - Claire Warden

The Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv

Children in Wild Nature - Niki Buchan

Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way - Erin Kenny