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.
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!”
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.
Cathy 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 the emotional and social growth the children in her care. 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 children and watching their confidence bloom.”
Nik Elvy is an outdoor educator, artist and (tiny) adventurer. She has a background in secondary and post 16 education and more recently primary based outdoor education. She is freelance and also run the Curious School of the Wild. She believes that the outdoors is for everyone and has an interest in outdoor inclusivity and equity of access. She specialises in outdoor cooking and uses this as a way to encourage marginalised groups to be outdoors, bring communities together and encourage food literacy.