About me

Welcome to Woodlanders Forest School. My name is Kerry Gill and I would love to share my passion for nature and the outdoors with you and your family.


I always knew I wanted to work outdoors. As a child I wanted to be a gardener, in my teens an archaeologist. With a love for the natural world I studied Biology at university and when I graduated I took up a Countryside Warden trainee post for The National Trust in Cornwall. I got my first job as a country park ranger on the Isle of Arran before working for a conservation contractor in Somerset. After a few years of seasonal work I got a permanent job as a nature reserve warden for Suffolk Wildlife Trust where I stayed managing some of the best wetland and woodland reserves in Europe.


In 2012 I became pregnant with my first child and decided to give up work. I felt torn, I couldn't give my all to being a mum and dedicated to my work. So after 4 years of being a mummy and becoming settled in Derbyshire with 2 beautiful boys I decided it was time to start a new chapter.  In the summer of 2017 I started my Forest School Leader training and Woodlanders Forest School was born.