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Niki Willows


Hello - I'm Niki, I love to be outside and preferably playing! My key skills are making something out of nothing and playing with mud.

My background is Forest Schools, early years, children with complex needs and play development. 

I currently run a variety of family stay and play sessions in and around Porthtowan, Cornwall, as well as Firestarters After School Club. Two years ago I also created the Inspirational Outdoors Conference with Martin Besford from Highway Farm Activity Centre. This is Cornwall's Outdoor Play & Learning conference and now an annual event. This is aimed at teachers, afterschool and holiday club staff, Early Years and Forest School professionals and anyone who is interested.  This is a two day conference on June 10th & 11th 2019 - head over to Inspirational Outdoors on facebook to find out more, or just ask me.

Martin and I also run CPD locally

I run play sessions in The Small Wood at Porthtowan Eco-park and Highway Farm Activity Centre. I'm also availible for CPD sessions in primary and early years, outdoor get togethers for adults who want to be wild and bespoke outdoor creativity. Got an idea? Let me know.

I hope to meet you soon - if you have any questions there are Instagram and Facebook links below, get in touch

Keep it natural :)


 ''That was spectacular, every child today was engaged at the highest level, and no one had to be pursuaded to join in. I have taken away some brilliant ideas to incorporate into my teaching.'' - Kate Evans, Primary Teacher. Beach Teach

''This is our favourite place to be, thank you'' - All Weather Tots parent - Cornwall

''That was the best training ever, can you just stay please?!''  Staff CPD session focussing on play and risk - Drove Primary School, Swindon 

 ''Fab day, lots of ideas to take back to school'' Taking the Curriculum Outside - Bath & North East Somerset Council

'I've been on a lot of training over the last 20 years, but this time I feel I've learnt something''  Thinking Outside the Box -  Education Achievement Service for South East Wales


 ''The best training day ever!'' Making the Most of Your Outdoor Space - Wiltshire Council





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