Professional Development Team
Emily has worked at Play and Learn since it began. She is a qualified Early Childhood and Primary teacher. Emily is a qualified Forest School Leader and has visited numerous forest schools and nature kindergartens in Denmark, England, Scotland and New Zealand
Deepa has worked at Play and Learn since 2000. She has been involved in our Nature KIndergarten Programmes since early on. Deepa has been involved in research on children's dispositions in the outdoors
Jan is very passionate about children getting outdoors and experiencing nature. When she started Play and Learn it was important that children got real life experiences on a daily basis. As she learned more about forest schools and nature kindergartens she wanted Play and Learn to embrace this philosophy and has been reseaching it for the past 10 years. Jan is curently completing her Masters of Education with a focus on LIteracy in the outdoors.