“The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky."
- Margaret McMillan, Education Through the Imagination
Director & Head of Adventures
Early Years Teacher, MA Early Years Education, Forest School L3, Education & Training L3, SENCO. Outdoor Paediatric First Aid. DfE COVID recovery Expert
During over 20 years in Environmental Education, Lucy has seen first-hand how engagement with the natural world nurtures wellbeing, curiosity and development.
Victoria is a QTS Primary Teacher, L3 Forest School leader and Safeguarding Lead. Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
She has worked with children of all ages- from birth to adolescence, but particularly loves inspiring young children and is passionate about learning through play in the early years.
Kindergarten senco & Educator
BA & QTS Primary Education (with a specialism in art), Forest School L3, Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
Tracy has been a primary school teacher for the last 18 years, teaching from Reception through to year six.
Manager - Stanmer
Ali is a QTS Primary Teacher, L3 Forest School leader, L3 Beach School leader and Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
Ali has worked with Bee in the Woods for over five years, first as a playgroup assistant with Simone, to a Kindergarten Educator and more recently setting up and leading our Beach School
Early Years Teacher, MA Early Years Education, Forest School L3. Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
Rob has been delivering Forest School to children of all ages, with a focus on early years and Key Stage 1, since 2016.
Forest School L3, QTS Primary Education (Early Years). Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
After qualifying as an early years teacher and biologist, Wriggly travelled widely to provide environmental education from Florida, USA to the UK.
Kindergarten educator & beach school leader
BSc & QTS Primary Education (with a specialism in music), Forest School L3, Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
Maddy taught for many years in the UK and Romania, mainly in KS1, and then trained as a Forest school leader when she had her first child.
Learning Mentor L3, working towards Level 3 in Early Years Childcare. Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
Al is an experienced and talented youth worker, storyteller and additional support assistant. As a storyteller, Al has written and told stories for Brighton Fringe Festival and co-created the theatre company Banyan Tree - Brighton’s only all-female, all BAME theatre company.
Home Education Group Leader
Early Years Montessori teacher. Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
Kathryn began her career as an Early Years Montessori teacher, she has studied Horticulture with the RHS and has an undergraduate degree in Sculpture.
BSc Psychology, PGCE Psychology with Special Educational Needs (QTS), Forest School Level 2 (currently in training for Level 3). Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
Lauren is happiest when she is outdoors in nature, either walking in the woods or swimming in the sea with her cocker spaniel, Dylan. She practices meditation and yoga and is keen to continue exploring the positive impact of nature on mental health and wellbeing.
Baby Bees Playgroup Facilitator
Forest School Leader L3 and Ofsted-registered Childminder. Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
Simone has worked with Lucy at Bee in the Woods since it began, when they started running the playgroups together in 2016.
Baby Bees Playgroup Facilitator
Tara is a Forest School Level 2 qualified assistant, soon to be Level 3. Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
Tara has a passion for connecting with our natural world and sensory awareness.
Daisy is a drama and arts facilitator and playworker and working towards Early Years Teacher status and Early Years MA