Carrie trained as a Forest School Leader in 2014 inspired by the methodology and, having seen this first hand working with children and young people, the benefits of being outside. Being close to and in nature can bring a deep sense of joy and wellbeing. Outside we can learn to be in our bodies and connect with ourselves in our own time and Forest School upholds the fundamental belief that we are all individual, unique and a valuable part of a community and that applies to all ages.
Britta Lippiatt has worked as a Level 3 Forest School practitioner since early 2014. She has a passion for nature, working with people and creating community.
Britta’s love of the countryside has a led her to a FdSc in Conservation and Countryside Management. Between her graduation in 2009 and 2014 she worked in the lovely Stroud countryside in a number of positions with Natural England and the National Trust, including as Warden in the Gloucestershire National Nature Reserves Team and as Engagement Ranger at Woodchester Park.
In 2014, after completing her Forest School certification, Britta initiated the formation of Little Owls which was one of the county’s first outdoor parent and toddler groups. Since 2016 she has been running her own business, Nature Connections, and set up Into Nature in late 2019 with Carrie.
Britta specialises in outdoor learning for families and adults, having organised numerous events and regular groups for families as well as wellbeing, training and networking events for adults including those working in the countryside management and Forest School sectors.
Britta has a current DBS check, Outdoor and Paediatric First Aid qualifications and training in safeguarding, risk assessment and bushcraft.