Our Approach

Here at Wildlings Forest School, we want more for our children and the next generation of thinkers, innovators and problem-solvers. We want to get our children back outdoors in nature, taking risks and being given the trust and freedom they deserve. We are children's rights advocates, nature play, free play, risky play and adventure play advocates and protectors of childhood.

What we do

We are Wildlings! We believe in old fashioned childhood adventures. Climbing trees, whittling sticks, building rafts and getting VERY messy on mud slides! Numerous studies have shown that there are a myriad of developmental benefits to children playing freely in nature. We want to create more opportunities for children to respect, play and learn from the environment. There are no desks or walls in our classrooms. It's just us and the trees!

Our Story

Wildlings Forest School began as an idea between Vicci Oliver and Nicki Farrell, fellow mothers, high school teachers and friends. The pair met at Vicci’s nature playgroup, Little Wildlings, on the Sunshine Coast and found they had a mutual passion for alternative education and all things nature. It was whilst running their first project together, a home school co-op, that they discovered the Forest School educational philosophy and soon changed their business model from a co-op to the Wildlings Forest School you know and love today.

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