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. 

Our team continually develop our skills and knowledge through ongoing training and keeping up to date with current research. We strive to be the very best educators we can be for the children we work with. 

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
Emotional / Behavioural 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 



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 Educator


Su is an experienced primary school teacher and early years practitioner. She has always been at home in nature and has seen the benefits it brings to children. She is incredibly skilled at gently encouraging each individual child in her care to blossom and grow.

‘My biggest asset when working with children is that I love to be with them and I genuinely enjoy so many of the experiences that they love – crunching in Autumn leaves, running in the wind, watching worms wriggle and tadpoles grow and change. I can read a book 100 times and still enjoy it on the 101st reading – it’s just who I am!’

  • BSc Environmental Science
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Education (PGCE)   
  • Safeguarding Level 2 and 3
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Hygiene Level 2 
  • TIS Trained


Early Years Educator

Nature and the outdoors have always been a huge passion for Lu and she is keen to share this with the children.  Building relationships with each child and learning their unique interests comes naturally to her. She loves being able to connect with them and provide opportunities to explore their curiosities. 


  • Level 3 Forest School Leader
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Level 2
  • Food Hygiene Level 2

Home Ed Lead Practitioner


Grace is passionate about the wellbeing of young people. After many years working within the education sector in various roles, her interest in the value of children accessing the great outdoors to compliment holistic development grew & grew. After completing her Level 3 Coastal Leadership Grace knew this was the right path for her and thoroughly enjoys mixing Forest school with beach school. 

She is the mum of 2 girls and spends her free time outside with her family, riding her horses, walking her dog and being at the beach and can be found in the sea in all seasons! 

Fd Health & community Studies 

Level 3 Coastal leadership

Level 3 Beach Schools  

Award In Education & training 

Safeguarding Level 3 

Paediatric outdoor first aid 

Mental Health first aider 

Basic Life support training 

Surf Life Saving GB Level 1 & 2 Coaching 

Surf coach safety and Rescue competency and proficiency award

Home Ed Lead Assistant



Zannah is a creative and caring practitioner and brings energy and joy in bucket loads. She has always had huge love of the outdoors – whatever the weather – and radiates this to the children. 

Safeguarding Level 2 

Food Hygiene Level 2 

TIS Trained


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.


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