Jill has a wealth of experience in youth and play work, community development and education stretching back into the mists of time.
She has worked in inner-city London, deprived neighbourhood in Hastings and more recently across East Sussex both as a front-line worker and in senior leadership roles. Jill is a qualified Teacher, Forest School Leader and Wild Beach practitioner and has studied Ethnobotany and Animal Track and Sign.
Jill set up the first Forest School in East Sussex to be accredited by the Forest School Association and has designed and delivered training for other providers. She has had a life-long commitment to nature connection and strives to spread this enthusiasm in all aspects of her life. She is passionate about giving children, young people and families opportunities to get out and engage with nature, to appreciate its beauty and to develop a meaningful relationship that makes caring for nature part of everyday life.
In addition to her other activities and interests, Jill can often be found foraging in the undergrowth or having a mindful moment at her allotment. She has worked with Circle of Life as a Forest School Assessor for the past 4 years.