About Us

In September 2010 I had a hip replacement after living with degenerative osteoarthritis for a couple of years which forced me to think about where I wanted my life to go. I used my local woodland to help me walk again and it was then that I felt a connection with the natural world and I knew that my future would be to work outdoors. I started to think about Forest School again and went on the training, hoping that I would be inspired to change direction in my life. Afterwards, a passion had been rekindled inside me and I knew that my time within management had come to an end and that I need to now improve my knowledge and skills within the outdoor environment. In February 2011, I resigned from my managerial job and spent the rest of the year doing volunteer work for many companies to gain the necessary experience that I would need to launch my own company. That dream became reality in January 2012 and Nature to Nurture Social Enterprise was created.

I am extremely passionate about what I do and it is this quote from Rachel Carson that sums up how I feel “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in”. I don’t think this changes as we get older, people come into our lives at different times and enable us to see the world in a more exciting way. I would like to be that one person who enables someone to see the world in a more magical way and it is for this reason that I decided to make the company a ‘not for profit’ organisation as I believe that our sole purpose in life is to use our knowledge and skills in order to help others.

In 2018 my mobility started to fail me again as arthritis was wearing away my left hip. It was during this period that I went back to University to do a Master's degree, to keep my mind occupied. I had my 2nd hip replacement in July 2018.