Who Are We?

Shona Perrett
Shona first discovered Forest School when an email landed in her inbox for a Forest School Leaders Course. She was instantly inspired and signed up to the course at Moggerhanger Park run by Bridgewater College in Somerset in November 2012 and hasnt looked back since. Shona and ChildNow armed with her Level 3 BTEC Advanced Forest School Leaders Award she is raring to go.

Shona currently works as a teaching assistant in one of the local lower schools and works across the year groups from Early Years including nursery to Key Stage 2. As part of her role she delivers Forest School Session on a weekly basis. She has been at the school since 2007. Previous to this she worked as a full time childminder for 6 years. Shona is CRB/DBS checked and holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate, NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Education and is up to date with her Safeguarding Children Training.

We are fully insured to run forest school sessions and have the appropriate public liability in place.

All staff have been CRB/DBS cleared
CRB/DBS clearance is good practice however volunteers who have not had a check should still be able to volunteer and should be supervised appropriately.

Licence to Operate
We have been issued a licence by Bedford Borough Council to run Forest School sessions at Berry Wood.