Our Team

We are passionate Early Years Practitioners with a genuine desire to connect children with nature and to give them the unhurried childhood they deserve. Our combined experience spans more than 25 years and includes Foundation Phase teaching, Montessori teaching, Forest School teaching, nursery practitioner roles and a forest practitioner role for an award winning outdoor nursery.  All practitioners hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate.
Sal Preston 
Kindergarten Leader

My name is Sal and I am the Founder of KIN Nature Kindergarten. My desire to open a Nature Kindergarten in South Wales was born more than 8 years ago when I visited the Nature Kindergartens of Norway. I am passionate about giving children the unhurried childhood they deserve and believe that this is best done by allowing them the space and time to connect to the people and world around them.

I have over 14 years experience of working with children. I am a qualified Primary School Teacher, Level 3 Forest School Leader, Skogsmulle Leader and hold a Level 3 diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I also hold Level 2 Food Hygiene (outdoor emphasis), Level 3 Paediatric First Aid, Forest School First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications.

Sarah Gunn
Kindergarten Practitioner

Sarah is a passionate practitioner with over 10 years experience of working in a range of day care settings including a 

bilingual Montessori nursery in Amsterdam.

She holds a Level 3 diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development and is currently undertaking her Level 5 qualification.

Sarah holds current Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and prevent certificates, she also has a current enhanced DBS certificate.

When she is not at work in the forest, Sarah is a busy mum of twins!

Amie Townley
Kindergarten Practitioner

Amie joins us from the award winning

Little Forest Folk who operate fully outdoor

forest nurseries in London.

She comes from a Montessori teaching background and holds the Montessori International Diploma in teaching - Level 4. 

Amie holds current Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 Food Hygiene, Safeguarding and Prevent certificates.

Amie's childhood in New Zealand has given her a love of the great outdoors - she is a keen traveller and loves running, skiing and camping.

Now based in Wales, she is also actively involved in the running of the family farm.

© 2019 KIN Nature Kindergarten is a trading name of Kids in Nature Ltd 

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