The Team

MaxineMaxine Reid – Director – Qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner.

Maxine was one of the founder member of the Forest School in 1997.  Maxine has also completed courses in Earth Education, Bats, Foraging and woodland discovery.” I am very fortunate to go to work everyday and enjoy what I do.  Each day is different and each day is rewarding.”





Sue Hassall – Director – Qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner

Sue is a keen gardener and horse rider.  Sue has been with our forest school for over 13

Sue Burnham – Qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner

Sue is also a keen gardener and loves looking after her grandson.  Sue is a retired SEN teacher


Nicole Newman – Volunteer Qualified Practitioner – childminder and qualified Nursery Nurse

Emma Cuthbert – Training for her Forest School Practitioners qualification – Teaching Assistant with nursery children.



Our team includes several volunteers who assist with sessions and woodland maintenance.   Two of our volunteers  have Level 3 Forest School Practitioners Qualification and have many years of child care and teaching experience.

We are very fortunate to have the help of two gentlemen who are very good at woodwork and woodturning skills.  This helps us to add to our woodland adventures and crafts.  Many of our volunteers have been with the forest school for over 12 years.


We are always looking to take on new volunteers to help with the running of the forest and the school.  Please contact me if you would like to volunteer     Maxine 07864112639