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Amanda (Milly) Norris

Owner of Curious Roots

I launched Curious Roots in August 2018 after 20 years as a primary school teacher.  I have always believed in a more holistic education.  Forest Schools and teaching arts and crafts skills combines all the elements of life that I love. Whether it is exploring the outdoors or learning key skills through arts and crafts, Curious Roots holiday club allows children to learn through imagination, collaboration and reflection, all whilst having fun!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my credentials?

I have trained as a  Level 3 Forest School Leader.

I have been a primary school teacher for 20 years.

I am fully DBS'd.

I am qualified as a paediatric and first aid outdoor first aider.

I am registered with Ofsted.

I am fully insured with Birnbeck Insurance.

I have accounts with multiple childcare voucher schemes, please just ask.

What age do you start from? 

I take children from age 4.

How is the day spent?

Half of the day is spent Forest Schools in the reserve and the other half is learning arts and crafts skills, making lanterns, sewing to make a toy and much more.  Sometimes, when it is a beautiful day we stay outside and continue foresting.

Where are you located? 

Ufton Fields Nature Reserve, Ufton CV33 9PU and/or Ufton Fields Village Hall, CV33 9PA

Do I need to bring lunch?

Yes please.  I provide snacks and drinks, so please let me know on the booking form if there are any allergies.

Do I need to pack a spare change of clothes?

Yes please.  The reserve can be muddy and an occasional wild wee has been needed! 

Please pack everything in a rucksack as this is easier for your child to carry.

Who else is there?

If I have a large number of children, I have some volunteers that come and help.  They are also DBS'd and mostly teachers or teaching assistants.