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 Practitioner


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 Practitioner

Through raising his 4 children (including being main carer for his twins) David realised he was rather good at it! This led him to re-training as an Early Years practitioner. After working in a more ‘traditional’ pre school, he joined the OT Team in 2021 and has not looked back! He brings many skills to Outside Tribe, including creativity and an adventurous spirit which the children love.   


  • Level 2 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development 
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Level 2
  • Food Hygiene Level 2
  • TIS Trained 

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 

Home Ed Lead Assistant


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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