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The Team!

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Forest School Leader
Director and Founder
The World Outside


The idea of a Kindergarten started several years ago, but I had never given it much thought until a throw away comment during the 1st lockdown in 2020.

Now after alot of investigation, when I found myself with more time on my hands than I had predicted in 2020, this idea has become a reality.

In June 2021 we opened the Wyre Forests first outdoor Kindergarten within the  fantastic, secure area of woodland within the grounds of Baxter college.

We have a fantastic team of Forest School Leaders and support staff, however we will be looking for qualified early years staff, so if you love the outdoors and have the qualifications, we would love to hear from you.

The World Outside, is an outdoor activity, bushcraft and forest school provider based in Kidderminster, offering our services throughout the Wyre Forest Area, but we can usually be found at Bodenham Arboretum, where we run holiday clubs, curriculum linked visits for schools, parties and much more!

We cater for children, adults, organisations, schools, charities and groups, offering a whole host of outdoor activities from bushcraft and survival skills to bug hunting and pond dipping!


We have three Forest School sites within the grounds of the Arboretum, two offering fantastic shelters, complete with wood burning stoves, which can accommodate 30 - 40 children each. So whatever the weather we can cater for all your needs!


All of our Forest school leaders are:

·       OCN Level 3 trained by Bishops Wood Environmental Centre in Worcestershire

·       Experienced in working with children.

·       Insured and hold an Enhanced DBS

·       Qualified in Paediatric First Aid

If you would like to find out more about the World Outside, please head to our website...


Our management Team

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Deputy Manager



Level 2


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Level 7
and Forest School Leader 


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Level 3
And Forest School Leader 


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Level 3 Teaching assistant,
and Forest School Leader 



Naomi is studying Environmental science at Bangor University in Wales and helps out when she is home during the school holidays


Naomi loves planes and her favourite animal is the Whale Shark

Staff at the World Outside Kindergarten


Joe is studying Geology at the University of Exeter school of mines in Falmouth and helps out when he returns home for the holidays 

Joe is fantastic cornet player and loves the  outdoors.

He is currently a young leader with a local scout group and completing his Duke of Edinburgh

Joe is a keen bee keeper and his favourite animal is an Orca!

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Our Assistant Helpers

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Forest School Leader and Level 3 Childcare Practitioner 

Kate brings a wealth of experience to our team, having managed nurseries across the West Midlands with a passionate and dedicated approach.   


Kate's commitment to fostering a love for nature among children and her extensive background in early years education make her an invaluable asset to our staff.

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Forest School Leader

Before training as a forest school leader, Helen worked as a nurse for over 13 years.

Helen loves being outdoors and loves working with children, she is married has three girls of her own

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Marketing and Public Relations

Denise has been working for the World Outside behind the scenes for over three years and does a fantastic of doing all the marketing for the business

With over 25 years experience in the marketing sector, Denise loves working with the team as she is passionate about the outdoors and the benefits it brings young people

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Forest School Leader

Sarah trained as a forest school leader in 2016 and works part time for The World Outside.

Sarah has over 5 years experience as a teaching assistant and loves the outdoor.

Sarah loves open water swimming, cycling taking part in triathlons and enjoys riding her horse

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Forest School Leader

Married to Esther, Jeff has 3 children and 5 grandchildren who all love the outdoors.


Jeff has been involved in youth work most of his life.  Qualifying as a Forest School Leader in 2012, he ran sessions in his role on the the Pastoral Team of a Secondary School in Warwickshire.

Jeff loves the natural world of God’s awesome creation, the beauty, variety and intricacy and is passionate about wanting  young people to explore and love it too.

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Co - Owner

Married to Sandra, Marcus is a full time consultant engineer.

Marcus loves the  outdoors and had many years experience as a scout leader.

He loves fell walking, working on his allotment and has recently taken up bee keeping, when he is not spending time doing up his tractor.

At the weekends Marcus can be found doing all the site maintenance and ensuring the site is safe.

Marcus is also a bee keeper and manages our bee hives for us.

Would you  be interested

in joining

our team?

We are a friendly, fun loving family run business, that are looking for staff that enjoy working with children, love being outdoors whatever the weather and would like to be part of this exciting new venture.

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please contact us via email to register your interest and we will let you know when we are ready to start recruiting and send you the details on how to apply.

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