Our DREAM Team

Chief Tree Hugger

Vikki

NOCN Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders

PGCE Early Years and Lower Primary

BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies

Vikki is a qualified Forest School Leader and an Early Years specialist teacher. She has spent the past 8 years working as a teacher in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 classes both here and in Australia.

Vikki is a total child development geek. She is very interested in how children play and passionate about truly child-led, open ended play. As well as the Forest School approach, Vikki is inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach and has spent much of her career teaching in a very forward thinking school with a curriculum based on this approach.

Vikki loves travel, live music, yoga, cups of tea and animals.

Apprentice Tree Hugger

Chris

NOCN Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders (in training)

Chris will mainly be working in the background, alongside his actual job as Head of Enrichment for a charity that supports children and adults with complex and profound disabilities.

Chris has always worked in sport and has taught kids sport (mainly swimming) throughout his career. Chris’s CV includes 2013 Disability Swimming Coach of the Year and a cameo on the Pride of Britain Awards. As well as having a passion for sport and SEND, his work experiences have given him a passion for spreadsheets and risk assessments. Despite this, he is a lot of fun.

Chris loves football, stand up paddle boarding, live music, cooking and fires.

Junior Tree Hugger

Junior Tree Hugger

Mari

Transporter of Leaves

Mud Kitchen Chef

Puddle Jumper

Log Climber

Mari loves Bunbun, brioche, books, her scooter and making ‘cuppateeee’.