My name is Mandy Warwick and I am the founder of the Hedgehog Club. I am a Level 3 Forest School leader with over 30 years’ experience as a primary school teacher.
From the time spent as a young child recording animals and birds in my Nature Notebook, to deciding to step out of the classroom and into the woods, I have had an interest and passion for nature and the outdoors. I am personally motivated by seeing the positive impact of outdoor learning on children.
I have public liability insurance, am DBS checked and have a current outdoor first aid certificate.
What do children say?
At Hedgehog Club I like…
Yasmin (3): I like playing with the mud kitchen, finding dinosaurs, exploring the bridge and playing with my Forest School friends.I love the cookies - yum!’
Leila (7): I love climbing the trees and playing with my friends. I love the campfire and eating the cookies!
What do parents say?
We have attended The Hedgehog Club at Cogges Farm for a few years and really enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere created by Mandy.
The structure of the sessions is perfect for young children: a welcome for the group, free time to explore with a range of suggested activities which are different each week, and the infamous camp fire and snacks. And who could forget the delicious Forest School cookies for both the children and adults!
The children are encouraged to use new equipment safely and to explore nature in a responsible manner.
Many happy memories and mud photos have been taken at Hedgehog Club- Thankyou Mandy.
"No-one will protect what they do not care about; and no-one will care about what they have never experienced"