owner and manager of out there forest school and kindergarten
Jenny has over 18 years experience of working with children and young people in a variety of settings from nurseries to secondary schools. During this time she has developed a wealth of skills and qualifications. She is a qualified teacher and Forest School Leader.
“I have been involved in developing outdoor play and learning opportunities in schools in London and Bristol. 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 believe that children are naturally curious and self-motivated to learn. So what better place to develop this curiosity than outside the traditional classroom, in the natural environment. What better place to be self-motivated than in a place where you can run freely, climb a tree, dig a hole, scale a mudslide, turn over a log. My ethos for the Out There Kindergarten is for it to be the place where children are free to play, explore, imagine and wonder at their leisure.”
DEPUTY MANAGER OF OUT THERE FOREST SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN, co founder
Ella is an experienced Early years practiser (Level 3 in Childcare and education) and outstanding Forest School Leader.
“ 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’.
Early Years Educator
Georgia came to us as a student from the university of west of England in October 2017 where she gain a first class degree in Early Childhood studies.
“I have recently achieved a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Early Childhood where my independent research focused on outdoor education and the role of the natural environment in young children’s learning and development. I am very excited to explore this interest and passion further within my role at Out There Kindergarten. I am trained in safeguarding children and Level Three Paediatric First Aid. I believe that the ever changing natural environment provides invaluable and exciting opportunities for children to flourish throughout all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.”
Early Years Educator
Miri starting volunteering with us in April 2018 and has since gone on to become an early years educator, training in level 3 diploma in early years education.
“I am passionate for children to explore and learn in the natural outdoors. The woodland surrounding both sites are rich in learning resource for the children and it’s wonderful to see how the seasons change the landscape as we play amongst it. I think it’s vital for children to be introduced to an element of risk, have an opportunity to make decisions, take a wrong turn and learn from it. My creativity means I love to explore a variety of stimulating activities with the children – drawing from their expressed interests. I am lucky to be undertaking an apprenticeship with Out There Kindergarten to deepen my knowledge of childcare and further a career in what I love most.”