About Us

About Wild Child

Wild Child Forest School has been set up by Judith Dutnall.  She is passionate about taking children outside to see them explore and reach their full potential in the natural environment. Judith is a qualified teacher with over 20 years’ of experience, as well as being a trained Forest School leader.  She specialises in Early Years, although she has taught all ages up to 11.  Her other particular interest is music, having studied three instruments. She has delivered music sessions in many nurseries around Essex and enjoys incorporating music and singing in all she does.


What is Forest School?

Forest School is an opportunity for children to experience hands-on learning in a natural environment, either in a woodland or in an open space with trees and hedges.  It is open to children of all ages and abilities.

Currently we run sessions in schools across Havering and Essex.

Over the summer we ran holiday sessions which we will be repeating in October half term and some weekends.

Additionally we delighted to say that our parent and toddler classes will be returning at a brand new site.

And finally we will be offering bespoke birthday parties for small groups of children.

Details on all of the above will be posted very shortly . . .


What happens at a Wild Child session?

Whilst there are always some specific activities offered, there is a lot of opportunity for children to explore, let their imaginations run wild, get up close with nature – and maybe get covered in mud in the process!

Children are encouraged to follow their own natural curiosities and interests.  This builds up their confidence and self-esteem, whilst adults are always close at hand to offer guidance and support.

Here are some of the things we might get up to:

den building

digging/mud kitchen

water play

natural painting



woodland craft

sensory trails

and much much more!