Forest Schools Kindergartens

Karen Blakemore

Karen Blakemore

Karen Blakemore

Childcare Practitioner

About Me
Being a single mum and raising two children now aged 20 & 19 I have always worked in a school setting supporting children in a classroom. I have always supported my children in their learning, our love for the outdoors e.g. football, walking, swimming. But over the last two years, I have been helping raise a 5 & 3-year-old and decided to change my pathway from a school setting.
The opportunity came up in March 2018 at a forest Schools. Everything was so much different than being in a school but observing the children’s learning & spending my time outdoors, I love every aspect & different challenge’s the children overcome every day.

What I love about Forest Schools is that it teaches the children life skills, helping them risk assess situations when outdoors. It’s lovely to see them exploring nature and having an understanding on living things and the environment. I am a very supportive person and a great team player. My aim is to make  the children’s learning fun, enjoyable & educational while there time with us.

Qualifications
HABC Level first aid at work
CACHE Level 2 Support work in schools
NCFE stage 2 classroom assistant
Counselling Awareness Level 1
Paediatric First Aid
Safeguarding
Working towards Level 3 Forest Schools Practitioner