Holly started Foxglove Forest school in London but always wanted to return to her home town of Bath. Making the move with her family in 2020 meant she could start making her Forest school impact on the world heritage city!
Holly is an Early Years Teacher and Forest School Leader Holly Dabbs. Always fascinated by the outdoors she was hooked by Forest School after being one of the first teachers in the UK to qualify as a Skogsmulle leader. Skogsmulle is an Swedish learning approach for 5-7yr olds which encourages learning and emotional development in children through storytelling and outdoor play.
This experience led her her to train as a Level 3 Forest School Leader in London. She worked as a practitioner with outdoor Nurseries and social enterprises before having her first child . While on maternity leave Foxglove Forest School was born!
Jayne Watkins is a passionate artist and qualified teacher. Jayne was inspired by the Forest School ethos as she homeschooled her two young children throughout 2020. As a family Jayne and her brood had great fun exploring new woods, streams and making fires, as a parent and an educator she saw first hand how nature can have a positive impact on children.
Jayne brings her years of experience in teaching to sessions. She believes in the importance of being outside in all weathers and learning in nature, through play. She has a passion for gardening and growing veg and likes to sing! Her absolute love is art and craft and will weave this into anything she does.