Our History – From home school co-op to Forest School: The first six months of business

Wildlings Forest School began as an idea between myself, Nicki Farrell & Vicci Oliver, fellow mothers, high school teachers and friends. We met at Vicci’s nature playgroup (Little Wildlings on the Sunshine Coast) and quickly found ourselves discussing if and where to send our eldest children to school the following year. Following quite a lot of research, we both decided to delay starting our children in Prep for a year for a variety of reasons (that’s another blog!). Both of us wanted to provide our children with a place they could go regularly to meet friends and play in nature. We had a mutual passion in alternative education and all things nature and both needed to go back to some kind of work after our maternity leave, so our original business idea, a home school co-op, Where the Wildlings Grow, began. We signed on to do the Intro to Forest Schooling with Nature Play QLD in October 2016 and this threw us into a passionate tizz!

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