Kate studied fashion and then ran a successful textile agency for 10 years supplying fabrics to top end fashion companies.
She then decided to pursue her other love the outdoors and gardening.
She bought an old farmhouse, nestled beside a forest in Northern Spain and co ran a self sufficient smallholding for 5 years. After the birth of her son she began to miss England.
Returning in 2010, bringing back that knowledge, Kate set up Tom and Amelia her gardening business.
Alongside the garden maintenance Kate began running small gardening workshops for children, her interest in Forest Schools started and she trained to be a teacher.
She has worked for several years with a South East London primary school delivering Forest school sessions to Reception to year 6 pupils.
She also runs holiday clubs privately and through community based schemes.
She has a genuine love of seeing how quickly children adapt to the outside, increasing their knowledge of the outdoor environment, acquiring new skills and gaining confidence in being in a natural setting.
In 2017 she moved to Bruton, Somerset with her son.
Kate is a Level 3 Forest school Practitioner, trained first aider and DBS checked.
In 2012 Kate received the gold award for best business vision 2012 by Brand Amplifier
"It was super-fun. I really liked it when we were making those miniature houses because we kept on adding stuff. Also, when we made our mobiles and with the fire making it was really fun because we were roasting marshmallows. And also it was really fun learning how to make fire with the flint and steel. When we did the clay models, basically, the whole of it was really fun."
Giles, aged 8
The Wild Ones Rule!
Harry, Father of Ellis 7
I know my children certainly enjoyed it! They came away pink cheeked and happy and full of stories about what they'd done. We'd certainly be interested in doing it again in summer hols and ideally for full days so that they can really get stuck in and get dirty!
Georgia, Mother of Beatrice 7, Jake 9
I just asked Ella and she said "every single thing was fantastic... My favourite bit was making the dream catcher". She really loved it as did Maddie whose language only extends to "yeeeeah" but that means good.
Jude, Mother of Ella 5, Maddie 2
Thank u for today it was amazing xxx
Sam, Mother of Micah 21 Months, Joshua 3
I loved all of it
Poppy Age 5
My favourite thing was playing
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