My Services

Forest School Programme Delivery

I can set up and run your Forest School provision on site or in local woodlands. I will take care of all the health and safety policies including risk assessments and landowner agreements, as well as the planning and recording of learning and development, sustainable management of your site and equipment provision and maintenance.

I can help you with parent/staff communications, attracting and keeping adult volunteers, provide INSET or adult volunteer training, and advise you on how to run Forest School on a small budget.

Outdoor Learning, After School and Holiday Clubs

I run outdoor learning days (bushcraft and Nature connection themed days) and can help you set up after-school nature play, bushcraft clubs and holiday activity days. I run a “Wild Club” at Stonesfield Primary school and work with Mandy Warwick at The Hedgehog Club during school holidays.

Forest School and Forest Kindergarten Trainer and Mentor

I am an FSA Endorsed Trainer and I currently train Forest School Leaders and Forest Kindergarten Leaders on Level 3 courses at Where the Fruit Is, Oxfordshire's only FSA Endorsed Training centre.

As a training consultant on the Nature NOW programme - a County Council funded project - we train and mentor early years practitioners in their settings and registered childminders to offer frequent, regular child-led play opportunities in nature. Many of our trainees have gone on to gain the Level 3 Forest Kindergarten qualification.

Forest School Consultancy

I can support you to set up or grow your Forest School provision, through a one-off or series of consultancy visits: looking at site location and set-up, land ownership permissions and insurance, sustainable site management, risk-benefit assessment processes, training, staffing, and equipment provision, storage and maintenance. Contact me to find out more.

INSET, Presentations and Taster Days

Are you a local organisation who wants to know more about the transformative experience of Forest School and how you can support it in your local community? Do you want to know more about whether Forest School is right for your community group or educational setting?

I run INSET in schools and presentations to local organisations, community groups, adult education groups, charities, seniors groups, gardening clubs, etc. on the benefits and challenges of Forest School. Contact me to find out more.