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June 6, 2019

On the top of a hill in the heart of the South Downs National Park, with views that stretch as far as the Isle of Wight, you will find Ditcham Park School.

Ditcham is renowned for its incredible 16 acre site and outstanding approach to education, care and wellbeing. As...

November 20, 2018

One of the hardest things in life is to truly be 'you'. Having the confidence to do whatever you please, wear whatever you like, and say exactly what you feel, is really hard. Many people will find they can never truly be who they want to be, or only feel comfortable b...

May 15, 2018

Forest School is where my heart lies and during the Easter holidays I had the pleasure of spending the day at Earthlings in Guildford, Surrey. Charlotte, the founder and director of Earthlings trained with the wonderful Patrick Harrison (Greenbow Training) at the same...

March 23, 2018

I love my job because I get to meet so many interesting and passionate people; recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Cheryl, a Preschool teacher in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Cheryl and I connected over Instagram and decided to share our experiences of early years...

November 28, 2017

It goes without saying that everyone learns best when they are interested, engaged and enjoying. My focus as an adult dwindles when I am sat listening to a PowerPoint presentation at a conference in a grey room; even if I try my hardest, my mind can't help but wander (...

October 22, 2017

The power of the internet is quite simply outstanding... only a few weeks after officially launching my Instagram page I received a lovely message asking if I wanted to collaborate. I could not have missed out on the opportunity to work with Rosie Parsons, an award win...

September 26, 2017

First & foremost, what is Forest School?

Contrary to popular belief it is not simply just a ‘school’ in a forest. Forest School is an ethos and it allows us as adults and children the opportunity to connect or reconnect with the natural world around us. It gives us spac...

August 24, 2017

What are you passionate about?

What are your children passionate about?

What are the children you teach passionate about?

What are your work colleagues/friends passionate about?

Chances are you will have a different answer for all of the above and rightly so. It is importa...

August 18, 2017

Many times that I have heard that phrase, and I am sure you have too? ‘Just keep on trying' or ‘you can do it if you put your mind to it'. In fact, I have been hearing these phrases, or variations thereof, since I was a little girl. Perhaps it was when I was trying to...

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