Woodland Play Centre
 
Woodland Play Centre
About Us

Louise Kennedy, founder of the Woodland Play Centre, is a highly qualified and experienced environmental playworker, leader, teacher and facilitator. Louise specialises in working in the outdoor environment with a varied age range and ability of children and adults with a focus on child-centred, hands-on learning.

Woodland Play Centre

The Woodland Play Centre Limited was formally set up in February 2005, six years after its first Woodland Playscheme in the summer of 1999.

For many years it was run from two beautiful ‘borrowed’ pieces of woodland, firstly on the Blackdown Hills, then on the Quantock Hills. As the Woodland Play Centre grew, so did the need for a permanent base. In 2010 the Woodland Play Centre found a permanent home and put down roots.

Shortly after, Woodland Explorers Community Interest Company was set up in 2011. This is a sister company to the Woodland Play Centre. It is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and is more suited to our ethics and one that we will be developing.

The woodland projects that will be delivered through Woodland Explorers CIC will concentrate on ‘putting back what we take out’, so that the company, the woodland and the woodland skills associated with us will become even more sustainable. Leaving not only footprints, but leaving a legacy.

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STAFF

The Woodland Play Centre use a number of freelance playworkers, outdoor instructors and teachers with specialist skills to deliver and support the variety of projects. All staff are inducted to the woodland projects and work ethics.

Between us we have a wealth of outdoor experience and knowledge backed up by relevant qualifications in all the disciplines we offer. With this knowledge, experience and qualifications we can offer the best in a safe and fun environment.

Staff hold current Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) certificates and a quaified Outdoor First Aider is always onsite.

We welcome volunteers and work experience students to join us throughout the year.

Woodland Play Centre

Woodland Play Centre
 
Woodland Play Centre