Treehoppers Forest Kindergarten

Forest School

Learn & Play Oudoors

We are incredibly passionate about being outside and the benefits this has – we aim to give Treehoppers’ children the opportunity to learn & play in an ‘outdoor classroom’ and the chance to make fantastic memories.

Being outdoors all year round the children will be able to see and feel the changes in the seasons, run and explore, play with sticks, build dens, jump in puddles, use their imagination and have fun! In an age where it sometimes feels that technology drives us, we want to encourage some wild play and learning.

We are open for 46 weeks a year, 8am till 4pm Monday – Friday

Current Vacancies

Please get in touch to check availability at each site. Don’t forget in September 2024, working families will be eligible for funding so demand is high!

We will now be opening on Fridays too - get in touch to book a time to look round or join one of our free ‘stay & plays’

Upcoming Dates *Starting February 2024*
East Grinstead:
STAY & PLAYS: Once a month on Wednesday 1.30-2.30pm, & on a Friday morning 10-11. A free session for families with children due to join the Kindergarten.

Haywards Heath:
STAY & PLAYS: Once a month on Wednesday 1.30-2.30pm & on a Friday morning 10-11. A free session for families with children due to join the Kindergarten.

If you are unable to make these dates please contact us to arrange an individual show round. For more information contact us at

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Stay & Play Sessions

Monthly free ‘stay & play’ sessions once a month on a Wednesday afternoon & Friday morning at each site for families with children due to join our Kindergartens.
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Exciting Activities

Den building, bug hunting, art & crafts, songs, stories, foraging, campfire cooking, woodwork, group games and nature trails are some of the things we do regularly.
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Holiday Club

Our holiday club runs during the Easter holidays at our East Grinstead site and for 2-3 weeks of the Summer Holidays at both settings.
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Forest School East Grinstead
& Haywards Heath

Explore our locations

East Grinstead
Treehoppers at East Grinstead opened in 2018 and is set within woodland at East Grinstead Sports Club, Saint Hill. With 33 acres to explore the children have both woodland and fields as their outdoor classroom and can watch the steam trains of the Bluebell Railway go past too.
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Haywards Heath
Treehoppers at Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath opened on the 4th May 2021! It is an enormous, wonderful space, very centrally located and accessible to families living in Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, Lindfield, Burgess Hill and surrounding villages. We take the children on regular visits to the gardens too.
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Forest School

Why choose us?

The majority of our staff are trained (or currently in training to be) Forest School Leaders. As a result woodwork & working with tools is important to us, we like to have campfires for cooking & keeping warm in the colder months & we embrace all the seasons! We have weekly visits from Tiny Tekkers who keep the children active & entertained with football skills. Over the last 2 years we have also formed a partnership with Dimensions, part of Outreach 3way charity in Crawley who support adults with learning disabilities & autism. We have a small group join us each week to help us with gardening & site maintenance on a Friday, and to come and play games with us on another day.

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