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The fruits of their labour

All of our children love gardening club and the fruits of their labour have been arriving all summer. This week the children have been harvesting beetroot, chard and runner beans and they are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their tomatoes and sweet corn. We really enjoy working with the children, helping them learn about nature, […]

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There’s a jungle on the wall....

...a child exclaimed on the way back from Forest School about our living wall, kindly donated by Better Green Productions. It is up and it looks amazing. We love all things outdoors at Barnkids and what better way to create awe and wonder for the children than a living wall. The children are going to […]

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Barnkids by Air

We had the opportunity to get some overhead drone footage of Barnkids and the Forest school last week. All the children had the opportunity to take a look at the drone and ask questions to understand how it worked... they chased it up and down the field all the way out to Forest school. There […]

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Sitting down, standing up or lying down....

Strengthening fine motor skills and developing hand-eye co-ordination is important in Early Years and the pre-cursor to holding a pencil and writing. We encourage our children in lots of different ways to develop these skills and muscles. Play dough provides a great finger work out and what better to flavour it with than some fresh […]

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Revamped Chicken Run

Our revamped 2-3's room is ready for the children. We have really enjoyed the design process of this one.... children of this age love copying what they see at home so we have given them their own kitchen, dining room, lounge and bedroom to make their own. And based on their interests we have added […]

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Barnkids Forest School Open Day

We wanted to say thank you to everyone who joined us at our Forest School Open day on the 15th June. The Barn children have been busy this year creating their own music den, mud kitchen and building their Fort to go with their Roundhouse they made last year and they have loved their mummies […]

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Making Music

Music makes us very happy at Barnkids. From our regular weekly Kindermusik sessions with Ali to our purpose built music area at Forest School, we take all opportunities to introduce and expose the children to music and singing through structured adult led activities and through play. Whilst engaged in these activities our children are learning […]

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The Roundhouse is finished!

We have been busy building a round house to protect us from the wind and rain during the cold winter months. Mike even lets us drink our hot chocolate and eat our snack inside. The circle shape of the roundhouse is a primary shape and acts as a connecting hub at the Forest School site […]

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Barnkids is a children's nursery and forest school set in seventy acres of rural surroundings within the Surrey Hills and is located close to Chiddingfold, near the towns of Haslemere and Godalming.
Penang Farm
Combe Lane,
Surrey, GU8 4XL 
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