Home Education Groups – All You Need To Know

Location:

Wilderness Wood, Main Road, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, TN22 4HJ

Insurance:

Schools Without Walls (So Sussex) holds full Public Liability Insurance. Please be aware that the nature of the woods means that risks are present. We encourage children to think about risk and develop their own understanding of safety. We risk assess the site prior to any activities taking place. Natural hazards are present when learning in the woods and although we take every precaution to ensure safe activities, accidents may occur.

Schools Without Walls leaders are First Aid Trained and DBS checked.

What to wear & bring:

It’s really important it is to dress your children according to the weather as all of our activities take place outside. Please ensure that they wear closed toe footwear at all times (even if it’s warm) as well as long legged trousers to prevent scratches and stings. Please ensure they bring along a water bottle.

Weather:

We endeavour to run sessions in most weather conditions and have a shelter/tarps that we can use if it’s rainy. If the winds are forecasted to be above 30 miles per hour we need to cancel the sessions for safety reasons. We will contact you by email or phone to let you know of the cancellation on the morning of the session.We will offer alternative dates where possible for cancelled sessions, if an alternative date is not possible we will offer you a full refund.

Refunds & Cancellations:

Full refunds can be offered if you need to cancel a 4 week block booking up to one week before the start date. However refunds are not available for cancelled one off sessions.

We will offer you a refund if we have to cancel a session. We are not able to offer a refund if your child cannot attend, however subject to availability we will try to offer an alternative session.

Food:

Please let us know if your child has any special dietary requirements/allergies and we will do our best to accommodate them. We will occasionally do cooking on the campfire and will inform you in advance of what will be on offer.

Nuts:

We have a no nut policy so please do not allow your children to bring any foods containing nuts.

Sickness:

Please do not bring your child to the sessions if he/she has been sick or has had diarrhoea within the previous 48 hours.