Growing up I spent much of my time on my grandparent's farm, helping harvest potatoes and sugar beet. I loved nothing more than getting my hands dirty and driving in the tractors alongside both of my parents. Some of my fondest and dearest memories have been created in the outdoors, as both a child and an adult.
I am never happier than when I am out, in the fresh air, holding the hands of our children George and Mabel. The natural world is a space we all feel free and comfortable in. Free to explore, express ourselves, take risks, create memories, friendships and learn life-long lessons.
Starting Wonder Woods Forest School is an extension of who I am. Learning the Forest school ethos has altered parts of my soul and had such a positive impact on our family life. I am passionate about children's well-being and the positive impact child-led, play based practise has. I believe nurturing children's unique strengths and interests, creates an amazing connection, and encourages children to embrace their creative spirit and expression.
I have had the privilege of being involved in many childcare settings over the last 20 years, including, co-owning of a crèche, working in nurseries, paediatric hospital units in London and the West Midlands, children's centres, private nannying and most recently primary schools. My love of working alongside children has never faded. For me it is simple, Wonder Woods is a doorway to create lasting memories with the children I meet, and creating a re-connection with self, within in nature.
I am so excited for the next step in this journey, alongside my incredible team.
Forest school leader level 3
Therapeutic Forest Approved Practitioner
Maternity nurse Level 5
Hospital Play Specialist Level 4
Social Policy degree BA Hons
Youth Mental Health First Aider
Paediatric First Aid
Attachment in Early Years