At Nature's Little Wonders, we believe that time spent in a natural environment has a profound effect on our well-being, it stimulates each of the senses, but in a natural and balanced way. Those who feel over-stimulated easily, can enjoy the calming effect this has on our minds and our well-being.
Who we are
Lisa, Forest School Leader (trainee)
Hello! My name is Lisa and I am a former teacher, mother to a wonderful young boy and a Forest School Leader trainee. I am also the creator of Nature's Little Wonders. I am an advocate of treating children respectfully and providing as much autonomy as possible to help children grow and learn. During my forest school journey I became so excited about the opportunities that lay ahead. And I am very grateful and excited to see Nature's Little Wonders grow into a lovely community.
Another passion of mine is respectful parenting and learning how to communicate more effectively and gently with the little people in our lives. With just my 4 years of experience, I have found that communicating in a gentle way has been far more effective than the 'traditional' authoritarian way which some of us will have experienced as children.
Natasha, Playgroup Host
Hi, I'm Natasha, mum of an energetic and curious toddler. I have a background in psychology and my interest in how children develop and learn has been heightened by seeing how my son discovers the world at his own pace with nature as a guide. I enjoy reading educational and developmental psychology and applying this knowledge to the gentle parenting of my son.
I currently help Lisa with the 0-5 playgroup which is a fantastic opportunity for children to connect with nature and each other. Parents also get to see the benefits that being in nature can bring to children and themselves.
"Let them once get in touch with nature, and a habit is formed which will be a source of delight through life." - Charlotte Mason
Charley, Playgroup Host
I am a mum of a bubbly, curious and adventurous 4 year old - a 4 year old who likes nothing more than being outdoors, surrounded by nature. I, myself, have found a real value to being outside as much as possible, in terms of increasing my physical activity, benefiting my mental health and complementing my interests in british wildlife, botany and environmental issues. I feel that children have so much to gain from having the freedom to play in nature from an early age, which will begin to equip them with the mental resilience, positive mindset and appreciation for life that is vital for coping with the world as we know it - all while having fun!