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It is becoming increasingly recognised that there are many benefits to allowing children to play freely outdoors in a natural environment including increased physical activity, increased knowledge about nature and in the longer term a stronger likelihood that children will grow up with a positive attitude about caring for their environment.  The Forest Kindergarten links with UN Convention of the Rights of the Child right to Play, the Pre Birth to Three Matters Guidance and the Curriculum for Excellence.

Cassiltoun Stables Nursery is the only nursery in Glasgow to provide a Forest Kindergarten for children aged 3 and under. Working with the Forestry Commission, who provided training for staff, the children in nursery participate in a walk in the woodland area behind the nursery on a weekly basis, after their walk they set up camp and enjoy activities such as puddle jumping, balancing on logs, den building and even have time for snack and a drink.