A long, long time ago (in 2017), I was a High School Maths & Science Teacher on maternity leave with my two young children.
Longing to find my 'village' I decided to create a mother's group with a twist - it would be outside, at the beach or the other beautiful spaces where I never saw children play. So I created a playgroup and to my surprise I LOVED it. Every week more and more parents turned up. They were just like me, craving nature time and wanting more free play time for their children and babies.
And then one day, along came Nicki.
I was so humbled to find Nicki was just like me. A High School Teacher with two young children who was also disillusioned with the mainstream education system and looking for an alternative for her children's education and her family's lifestyle.
Nicki & I began a deep dive into every child development book, play theory, and the new wisdom that motherhood brought us.
And then one day we stumbled across the Scandinavian philosophy "Forest Schooling".
And that was it.
The next few years were spent creating a Nature Play Business that would keep building and building until we had to quit our High School teaching jobs and go all in on our new passion for Nature Play.
And that's how Wildlings Forest School came to be!