We pride ourselves on recruiting the very best people to work at our kindergartens and holiday clubs. Between us we are primary school and EYFS teachers, Forest School Leaders, Early Years Practitioners and Playworkers.
owner and manager of out there forest school and kindergarten
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 in London and Bristol 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.
DEPUTY MANAGER of out there FOREST SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN
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.
CO FOUNDER OF OUT THERE KINDERGARTEN AND MANAGER OF BRISLINGTON SETTING
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.
HAZEL WILCOX - EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR
I am very happy to be able to continue exploring my passion for outdoor education within my role at Out There. I believe that spending time outdoors is the most effective way for children to develop confidence and independence. It encourages them to become risk aware rather than risk averse whilst allowing them to develop in all areas of the Early Years Foundation stage. I am excited to continue my outdoor journey whilst helping to provide excellent care and education with the rest of the team at Out There.