Forest School Neohumanist

Children from 3 to 6 years old

Pequena Ilha Verde

We are an association of neohumanist education that was born out of a desire to adress the need for a for a more holistic approach to education, in which children can express themselves and live together in an interconnected way with their surroundings and with others. Our childhood support services are based on the methodologies of neohumanist education and forest school. These philosophies complement each other and aim to the holistic development of the potentialities of each child.






Neohumanist Education (NHE) is based on extending the inherent love of human beings to all people, animals, plant life and the inanimate world. This outlook is ideally suited to the needs and changing vision of today’s society with its shift from a mechanistic worldview to one based on holistic and collective harmony.

Holistic development

NHE aims to develop the child's full inherent potential, including the: physical, emotional, intellectual, creative, intuitive and spiritual capacities.

Expansion of the heart

Each of us has a circle of love within which we place our loved ones. NHE endeavours to help expand that circle to include everyone and everything.

Fair and sustainable world

At the centre of NHE is the practice of fundamental ethical principles. Learning to help others creates an altruistic community where no one is left behind. An awakened conscience leads to a desire for social and environmental justice.

Forest School

The methodology Forest School, presupposes that activities with children take place outdoors, in nature. This methodology aims to develop emotional intelligence (Soft Skills) and ethics in the integral development of the child, through regular contact with nature, particularly in the forest.

The model Forest School is developed by specialised professionals, trained in Forest Schoolleader, as a way of guaranteeing the safety and pedagogical quality that the model advocates.

Real education leads to a pervasive sense of love and compassion for all creation.

P. R. Sarkar



We provide childhood support services in order to meet the educational and social needs of the rural areas of Portugal in which we are located, with a special focus on children aged between 3 and 6 years old.

In particular, we have the following objectives:

  • Promote the holistic and harmonious development of the child
  • Develop Portuguese and English language learning
  • Allow the establishment of meaningful relationships between children and children and between children and adults
  • Offer diversified stimuli for their global growth
  • Complement the educational work of families

Options of Child Support Services 2024/25:

Daily, from Monday to Friday, between 9:00am and 3:30pm

Full time 5 days a week - 245€ (monthly)
Partial time 3 consecutive days a week - 205€ (monthly)
Partial time 2 consecutives days a week - 175€ (monthly)

Daily, from Monday to Friday, between 3:30pm and 5:30 pm

Afterschool full time 5 days per week - 100€ (monthly)
Afterschool partial time 3 consecutive days per week - 80€ (monthly)
Afterschool partial time 2 consecutive days per week - 40€ (monthly)


Full time 5 days per week + Afterschool - 300€ (monthly)
Partial time 3 consecutive days per week + Afterschool - 250€ (monthly)
Partial time 2 consecutive days per week + Afterscool - 200€ (monthly)

The displayed prices include insurance for personal accidents in children groups
The displayed prices include fruit for morning and noon snacks
The displayed prices don't include lunch
10% discount on a second enrolment


Dalila Lucas

Leader in Forest school methodology and Neohumanist educator. She is the person who created the project. She designed the project to offer a more holistic concept of education in the region. She collaborates with different entities of the area to spread her knowledge and make the Neohumanist educational philosophy known in Portugal.

João Domingos
Educador Neohumanista

Neohumanist educator specialized in storytelling for children and a yoga teacher for adults and children. He focuses his skills on the transcendental and ethical development of the little ones through stories, moments of silence and activities.

Justine Pissarra
Environmental Educator

Passionate about children's education and the environment, Juju wanted to combine her two passions into one. A specialist in environmental education, she focuses on developing and programming educational activities, and assisting in the management of the forest.

Contact us

+351 919 980 223

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R. de Santo Amaro 32, 6230 Ourondo
Castelo Branco, Portugal

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