Our Team



Holly Dabbs is an Early Years teacher and Forest School leader.

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 a Swedish learning approach for 5-7 yr 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!

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.

In 2023 Holly trained as a therapeutic forest school leader. She now uses these skills and disability awareness training so she can share the therapeutic benefits of nature with the groups we work with.

Holly is the founder of Foxglove Forest School and leads sessions in Bath. You can find out more about her education work in museum, art and heritage settings here.

Anne Marie

Anne Marie Kotowicz is a passionate primary school and Early Years music teacher who loves singing, cloud watching and mud pie making. During lockdown she was so inspired watching her toddler flourish in the great outdoors, she decided to train for a Level 3 Forest School leader certificate.

Anne Marie loves exploring the garden at Grow Mayow, watching it change with the seasons and learning about the many different plants growing there.

Anne Marie leads sessions in London.


Nikki would always rather be outdoors whatever the weather. She loves the Forest School approach and wishes that it had been in the UK when she was a child. She is particularly interested in getting urban children to experience the joy of Forest School and exploring in a natural environment. Nikki loves birds and will stop in her tracks if she hears the song of one she doesn’t know. She also loves singing and hopes you do, too.

Nikki leads sessions in London.

You can meet our lovely leaders when you come along to a Forest School session.