Friends Forest Nursery in Shere Nominated for Top Industry Award for their Remarkable Forest School

26 November 2019

Friends Forest Nursery in Shere Nominated for Top Industry Award for their Remarkable Forest School

Sheena Wood, the Forest School Leader at Friends Forest Nursery in Shere has been selected as a finalist in the Forest School category for the Forest or Beach School/ Kindergarten Award in the 17th National NMT Nursery Awards 2019.

The National NMT Nursery Awards 2019 is an annual event organised by Nursery Management Today, the leading business publication in the nursery sector and sponsored by key companies providing services in the sector. The Awards are designed to reward excellence in childcare and celebrate the very best people in the Nursery Sector. The Awards cover 18 categories with between four or five finalists in each. All finalists will meet with the three independent judges for each category on 18th October at the Awards’ Judging Day at the Hilton London Metropole. For further details of the awards and categories, you can visit

Laura Woods, the Nursery Manager is thrilled with the nomination and said that expressed how “Sheena is an invaluable member of the Shere team. It doesn’t surprise me that she reached the final, Sheena is extremely hard working and always put her heart and soul into ensuing the children have the very best early years education. Her forest school is a real pleasure to be a part of and I find myself in awe and wonder at each session within the woodland. I am extremely proud of her and her achievement within the competition.“

Friends Forest Nursery in Shere offers a unique and fantastic Forest School where Children are encouraged to discover, explore, observe and question what they find in their outdoor environment by: making dens; exploring tracks; using simple hand tools to make wooden objects; cooking on fires; creating art; playing and climbing; finding and identifying wildlife; planting fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants; creating and following maps; enjoying stories and songs.

If you would like to visit the Nursery, please contact them on or visit their website for more information.