We have a small team of passionate, dedicated (and mud loving!) practitioners. With a wealth of experience as teachers and forest school leaders we know how to provide the best possible experiences to support and develop each child we care for.


Each member of staff at Outside Tribe is experienced and highly qualified – trained to support and inspire children’s learning whilst keeping them safe, secure and happy.  Most importantly, we all share the same core values of respect, care, curiosity and creativity and an enormous enthusiasm for enabling play, discovery and learning outdoors. 

Being a member of Outside Tribe means each one of us, children and adults, are a valuable member of our small and special group, but we also remember that we are part of a much bigger global tribe! This means we take care of ourselves, we take care of each other and we take care of the environment. 

Designated Safeguarding Lead


The founder of Outside Tribe, Lizzy has over 20 years experience working with children as a primary school teacher and early years manager. She is a Mum of 2 boys, fully qualified Forest School Leader, passionate about play and creativity and was born to be outside with kids! 

“There is nothing more wonderful than watching a child learn and grow. It’s a total privilege to be part of that journey – to be able to build relationships with each child and help them to develop a real love of learning and a connection with nature – I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather do!”


  • BA hons (First Class) QTS Primary Teaching
  • Level 3 Forest School Practitioner
  • Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools (Distinction) 
  • Paediatric First Aid Trained and Outdoor First Aid trained
  • CACHE Level 3 Home Based Childcare
  • Safeguarding Level 3
  • Food Hygiene Level 2 

Deputy manager


Steph is a Forest School Leader / Trainer and Wildbeach Leader and has set up Forest School in several schools around Cornwall, running sessions for 2 year olds to 72 year olds! She previously worked as an Early Years Teacher and managed a pre school for 10 years. She is excited to be part of this long term project and bring the benefits of a Forest School approach to more young people.


  • BSc and PhD in Zoology
  • Post Graduate Certificate (PGCE) in Primary Education 
  • Level 3 Forest School Leader
  • Level 3 Wild Beach Leader 
  • Safeguarding Level 3 
  • Outdoor First Aid trained
  • Food Hygiene Level 2

Early Years Practitioner


Su is an experienced primary school teacher and early years practitioner. She is incredibly skilled at gently encouraging each individual child in her care  to blossom and grow. 

  • BA QTS 
  • Safeguarding Level 2 and 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Hygiene Level 2 


Cathy provides professional supervision to staff at Outside Tribe, supporting and providing advice on social and emotional wellbeing. She has 18 years of experience working with children and young people in schools. She is a qualified, experienced child and adolescent counsellor with a passion for supporting children’s emotional and social growth. She has a special interest in attachment and behavioural support and is a dedicated Mum of 2 boys. 

“What I love most about my work is building relationships with adults and children and watching their confidence bloom.”


  • BA English Literature
  • BACP Accredited Counselling Diploma
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling 
  • Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools (Distinction) 
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • CACHE Level 2 Childcare
  • Safeguarding Level 3 
  • Food Hygiene Level 2

Home Ed Lead Practitioner


Level 3 Forest School Leader 

BA in Primary Education

Safeguarding Level 2 and 3 

Paediatric First Aid Trained 

Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools 


We often field (get it?) a LOT of questions from people who want to know the ins and out of how everything is run here at Outside Tribe. Here we've listed the most common.


Learn a little more about the Outside Tribe Team.  We're a friendly group offering the freedom of our Forest School through a variety of different learning options.


We offer a variety of options and you can book online. Check out what's available and get your little ones enjoying our offerings here at Outside Tribe.