About Us

MEET OUR TEAM
Sarah Blackwell

Sarah Blackwell

Founder, CEO and Chairman

For the past 30 years Sarah Blackwell has devoted herself to improving the lives of children through outdoor learning.

She is the mother of four and started her career working in a residential home for young children and then as a childminder.

Sarah started Archimedes to work on long term Forest Schools projects in the UK. These have developed over the years and include curriculum based courses as well as non curricular personal well being led programs in woodland and beach settings.

The amazing feedback from teachers, trainers, learners and children and young people alike motivate her to continually improve and innovate.

The Founder of Forest Schools Kindergarten and MIddlewood Nature Nursery she is proud of the wonderful staff team and and to see the spectacular developments in the childen who attend every day.

Sarah is committed to a collaborative approach and working with parents is key to the to the future of all our children’s wellbeing and life ahead.

Claire McClelland

Claire McClelland

Nursery Manager, Safeguarding Officer

Matt Burden

Matt Burden

Wolf Cubs room leader, Safeguarding deputy officer, Early years Teacher

David

David

Fox Cubs room leader / nursery nurse

All our Early Years Professionals are qualified and experienced individuals who have a very strong understanding of how nature can influence and enhance learning during the early years.