My name is Sam and I’ve worked in childcare for the past 12 years. I was interested in childcare because I wanted to enter a career where I could make a difference; seeing children grow in confidence, self-esteem and knowledge. I enjoy interacting with children, especially during imaginative play.
I have two dogs (Ava and Cleo), and I really enjoy being outdoors with them; it’s here that I found a passion for Forest Schools. I find my hobbies (jigsaws, creative activities and problem solving) are the perfect foundation for teaching the children how to risk assess, be part of a team and to use resources from the woods in wonderful, creative ways. My hope that I could make a difference reached fruition as Birches mastered their ‘golden rules.’
I am looking forward to a new chapter as we are expecting our first child in Summer, I can’t wait to take my child out into the woods and to share my Forest School knowledge to give them the best foundation in life.
Early Years Practitioner Level 3