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MEET THE TEAM

Paula Harvey

I have been in childcare for just over 10 years, most of which was at a local children’s centre. During this time, I completed a Forest School leaders’ course, which enabled me to  become the forest school lead for the centre. The team and I delivered fun and educational forest school sessions to a small group of children and introduced parents’ sessions. Following much parent interest, these sessions proved to be extremely successful. The idea for setting up Urban Forest came from these parents and their children; their feedback was extremely positive and gave me the foundation to make this possible. I have a strong passion for working with children, the great outdoors and educating the next generation to gain better knowledge and understanding of their local woodland and natural environment.

Accreditation's: - 

Level 3 Qualified Forest School Leader

Cache level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Young People’s Workforce

Certified Pediatric First Aider

Member of the Forest School Association

Peter Hurst

From 2013-2017, I was a teaching assistant at Brookfield Primary School in Camden. During this time, I completed a forest school leadership course that enabled me to begin teaching forest school at Brookfield. I am passionate about the environment, working with children and see the outdoors as somewhere children can play/learn without the restrictions of a classroom.

Accreditation's: - 

Level 3 Qualified Forest School Leader

Cache level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Young People’s Workforce

Certified Pediatric First Aider

Peter Hurst

Susana Almeida-Fairclough

I have worked in childcare for over 10 years as a childminder and within nurseries. It’s such an amazing feeling seeing the progress children make especially outdoors and knowing you have contributed to that. Whilst working at a local nursery I was lucky enough to attend forest school sessions. It was so heart warming to see children exploring and learning about the world they live in whilst having fun.

Accreditation's: - 

Cache level 3 Diploma  in Child Care and Education

Currently studying for my BA/BSc (Honours) Open Degree