Meet the Team 

Jenny Brough, experienced forest school leader and founder of Out There. 

Director, Manager and Forest School Leader of Out There Out of School and Out There Early Years. 

My name is Jenny Brough and I have over 15 years experience of working with children in a variety of settings; as a play leader for Bristol Playbus, as a family tour leader for Explore worldwide, teaching English in South Korea and most recently working as a qualified primary school teacher. I have been involved in developing outdoor play and learning opportunities in schools and am trained in Forest School level 3 and paediatric first aid. 

I am passionate about what we do at Out There, offering more opportunities for children to play and learn outside in their natural environment. I am also incredibly excited about our new preschool, which places outdoor experiences at the centre of its curriculum.  


Degree Educated in Politics and Environmental Studies 

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in Primary and Early years Education (teaching in schools for over 10 years)

MA in Leadership and Education (two modules) 

Level 3 Forest School Leader with Forest of Avon 

Advanced Child Protection with Bristol Children's Safeguarding Board (BSCB)

12 Hour Paediatric First Aid 

“Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls”
— Erin Kelly, chosen by Jenny

Director, Manager and Forest School Leader of Out There Out of School

I'm Janet Taylor and I have been working with children and young people for over 15 years.  I am qualified as an art teacher and have run art workshops for Bristol City Council. I have also worked in the past as a professional children’s entertainer and am now training to be a Level 3 Forest School leader.  I have completed an outdoor First Aid certificate and paediatric emergency first aid certificate.

I have always loved the outdoors and nature and spent my childhood roaming woodlands, fields and countryside. I am very excited to be part of this new venture and to be able to share my enthusiasm and joy of outdoor play with city-based children. Our aim is to create a fun and adventurous environment for them to explore and learn in.



Degree Educated in Textiles and Art 

Level 3 Forest School Leader with Forest of Avon 

Advanced Child Protection with BAND 

Outdoor First Aid 

Let nature be your teacher

— William Wordsworth, chosen by Janet

Early Years Educator and Co founder of Out There Kindergarten (preschool)


My name is Syama Wynn. I have 10 years’ experience working with children in a variety of settings: teaching conversational English in India, working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, developing and delivering development education programmes in schools and colleges, and working as a Support Worker in a Children’s Centre. I am trained in Forest School Level Three and paediatric first aid.

I have a lifelong passion for the natural world and a background in studying Ecology, Sustainability and Food Growing at Degree - soon to be MA level. Through my work in a Bristol Children's Centre, I have had the opportunity to run allotment projects and lead outdoor sessions, and I cannot wait to share more time outdoors. 


“I will understand problem solving, self-exploration, decision making, number relationships, structures, complex vocabulary, healthy living, living cause effect, creativity, Imaginative thinking and my natural world when I am big. Because when I was little I played outside!”
—, chosen by Syama

Early Years Educator and Co founder of Out There Kindergarten (preschool)


My name is Ella Ives. I have 8 years’ experience working with children in various settings including nurseries, SEN/mainstream schools and after school/holiday clubs. I hold a Diploma in Childcare and Education and have recently passed my Leadership in Forest School qualification. Whilst studying, I started working at Redcliffe Children’s Centre.

I feel very strongly about children having the chance to experience learning outdoors. Forest School promotes learning through risk taking and imaginative play and allows for freedom of expression in a natural environment. The woodland setting has so much to offer children with regards to their holistic experience. Our outdoor preschool will allow children opportunities to engage in a magical learning adventure with our carefully chosen activities and flexible child led approaches. 

“Play is the highest form of research”
— Albert Einstein, chosen by Ella