WildWood was created because we believe it is important for children to get to play outside, to explore and to discover things for themselves. We believe children can learn outside of the classroom and can play away from a screen.

Our aim is discovery; that play and learning is discovery.

At WildWood children learn by poking a stick at it , by turning over a stone, by climbing a tree, by rolling down a hill and by enjoying themselves.

The WildWood team

Tim Coggins

Tim worked in conservation and landscape management for many years. working with schools and community groups providing earth education and practical conservation projects.

He is a qualified level 3 playworker specialising in outdoor and wild play particularly with children with disabilities

Tim is a Forest school level 3 Practitioner, with full enhanced DBS check.

Nick Hulley

Nick has a passion for forest skills training and education. He graduated with an honours degree in Geography, specialising in ecology and geomorphology; from where he developed his deep rooted love for the natural world around him and how to work with it. He has over the years developed a wide portfolio of outdoor skills and experiences including being: a National Peak Park Ranger, a S.C.C. volunteer ranger for the Northern Ranger Service, a Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Assessor; working with young people from the ‘leaving care sector’ and those with learning difficulties and disabilities on bush craft led programmes for over ten years; as well as delivering forest skills training and bush craft sessions  for Youth Achievement Awards and ASDAN qualifications; being a Geology facilitator for the Earth Science Education Unit at Keele University and delivering numerous Youth Projects across Staffordshire for varying organisations. Nick has amongst his qualifications the Mountain Leader (M.L.) Award, the Institute of Outdoor Learning Bushcraft Practitioner competency certificate, the NCFE L2 Bush craft & Wilderness Survival Skills award, the L3 Forest School Leader award, the L3 Social Forester, the L3 Mindfulness in a Woodland Setting Practitioner award and is a Grand National Archery Society instructor. He also has qualifications from the Institute of Safety & Health (IOSH) in Managing Safely, L2 Catering Food Hygiene, L3 OCN Managing Voluntary & Community Organisations and L4 (PTLLS) Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Nick has been a qualified Volunteer Walk Leader for over eight years. He has a fully enhanced portable DBS check.

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