Our team

We have a fantastic, enthusiastic and caring team at Redwoods.

All our staff hold a full DBS AND ARE TRAINED IN SAFEGUARDING and Outdoor first aid.

We follow strict guidelines when recruiting to ensure all of our staff are fully qualified and suitable for their role.

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Christine

Founder and Director of Redwoods.

BA Hons Fine Art

Level 3 Forest Schools Leader

level 3 Childcare Learning and Development

SENCO

Makaton Trained.

Outdoor and Pediatric First Aid

Safeguarding training

 

After having her own children Christine began her Early year's career as a childminder. Plus she has been running her own Natural art workshop business the mud gallery for many years. She has a wide range of experience in both schools and preschoolS.

After getting her Forest schools Qualification in 2013 she began a Forest Toddler group. After two years she decided it was time to take a leap and open Suffolk's first fully outdoor preschool.

Christine's other passions are Art, especially painting, Gardening and family life, yoga and exploring outdoors in nature.

Jo

Stay and play lead

Qualifications.

Jo is a trained primary school teacher.

Paediatric first aid

Level 3 Forest School.

Safeguarding 

 

 

 Jo has been involved in forest school for many years now,  originally training when she was a teacher at Pebmarsh Primary School in 2006. Since then she has worked for Essex wildlife trust and The Greenlight trust, Suffolk as Forest School leader and trainer. She also runs a preschool in Colchester.

Sarah

Preschool assistant

Qualifications.

Early years Teacher

Outdoor Paediatric First aid

Safeguarding 

Sarah has a passion for Early years, having worked as a assessor in Early years. She Loves the forest school ethos.

Fiona

Deputy Manager and SENCO Lead

Qualifications.

Degree in early years

Safeguarding

Paediatric Outdoor First Aid

Fiona qualified from her degree and came fresh from education. She has worked in Redwoods for many years now. Fiona loves the outdoor education and has a wealth of Early years knowledge.

 

Fiona

Preschool Assistant

Level 3 Forest school leader

Safeguarding training

Outdoor paediatric first aid

Fiona has been passionate about outdoor learning for a long time. Having worked for Suffolk wildlife trust she decided to complete her forest school leader training. Fiona has children of her own and is planning to train in childcare this year.

 Heather

Forest Preschool Assistant

Qualifications

Outdoor Paediatric first aid

Level 3 Forest school leader

Safeguarding

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Lisa

Forest Preschool Assistant

Qualifications

Outdoor Paediatric first aid

Level 3 Forest school leader

Safeguarding

 Lisa enjoys being outside and exploring nature. She has worked with children and young people in a variety of settings and more recently have been volunteering in outdoor settings. Her interests outside of work include wild swimming, cycling and exploring nature.