We are a team of dedicated professionals with many years of experience in working with children in the outdoors who strongly believe that the child-led, woodland experiences we offer can have a positive impact on children’s health, wellbeing, learning and development.


Hello, my name is Alison. I am a level 3 Forest School practitioner with thirty years of experience in outdoor education, teaching boys and girls age 3 - 18.

When, in 1991 I gained a First Class BEd in Human Movement Studies specialising in Outdoor Education, Psychology, Dance and Art and wished to set up a PE-related school. In creating Join the Dots Forest School I am fulfilling that dream 30 years later.


Hello, My name is Elaine. I am a primary school supply teacher with a love of the the outdoors, especially camping cooking on open fires and plant identification. I throughly enjoy volunteering for Join the Dots Forest School because the free play experiences offered are those that I gave to my own children when they were little.

Hello, I am Alison 2, too, two. I am a teacher of primary school children with a specialism in Humanities. I love volunteering at Join the Dots Forest School because it gets me out of the classroom and pout of the house. Alison and I have worked together for many years in outdoor education.


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