about us

about us

Wildlings is leading the way in connecting children and families with the natural world through our tropical Forest School.

We are establishing Forest School as part of a normal part of childhood in Singapore. This is because we believe that every child should have agency over their play and learning and has the right, and the need, to spend time playing and exploring in the great outdoors.


We run our own Forest School sessions in our exclusive nature space in Dempsey and Singapore’s public natural spaces to provide parents with alternative choices to traditional play-groups, play-gyms and pre-schools. We run Forest School programmes for Schools as an in-curricular activity and after-school club. We operate a strong community because we recognize that Forest School is only one part of a child's experiences which shape the adult they are to become.   

" The wild world is becoming so remote to children that they miss out – and an interest in the natural world doesn’t grow as it should. Nobody is going to protect the natural world unless they understand it." Sir David Attenborough

"I enjoyed the slowness of pace of just being outside, genuinely discovering nature and being free to explore and being able to take a step back"

"Reconnection with nature, letting go, resourcefulness, natural risk taking, and inventiveness are all things I appreciate from what you’ve done"

Our Team


Our superstar team at Wildings is made up of people who have a passion for the environment, sustainability, childhood development, arts & crafts and all things outdoorsy. Their rich and diverse experiences create the perfect mix to build our community for learning, nurture the heart within each child and establish everything 'Forest Schools' as the norm within Singapore.

Claire Seabrook
MSci Environmental Science, Forest School Leader Level 3
Founder & Lead Educator 

Environmental scientist, nature enthusiast, Forest School Leader and Mum of two. Passionate about nature, child development and child-led learning through play and inspired by the great outdoors, Claire is the Founder of Wildlings. 

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Kelly Butcher
BA (Hons): Criminology and Applied Psychology , Forest School Leader Level 3
Forest School Leader

New to Singapore Kelly is an experienced Forest School practitioner from the UK. Kelly loves the outdoors, hiking and flapjacks (they're a kind of energy bar....). With experience in nature therapy, Kelly most loves the special moment of surprise and the wonder of discovery in a child when encountering something new for the very first time. 

Sabrina Saleh
BA English, Special Needs, Dip. Education, Forest School Leader in Training
Forest School Assistant

Sabrina enjoys an adventure and she's been teaching lower primary children for almost 10 years. She's always known she wants to work with children and is amazed at children's capacity to show creativity and humor. Sabrina is training to be a Level 3 Forest School Leader.. 

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Caroline Bishop
Early Childhood Diploma Level 3, Forest School Leader in training
Forest School Assistant

Caroline Bishop joins us from Tanglin Trust School where she has worked for the last 3 years as a Teaching and Learning Assistant in Early Years.  She holds a Diploma in Early Years Education and is currently in the process of completing the Forest School Leader programme.  Aside from this Caroline is mum of two children and a keen runner.

Julia Ward
BSc Education, Forest School Leader Level 3
Consultant (UK)

Early childhood professional, Forest School Leader and Mum. Julia is a consultant on all things education and child development for Wildlings. Julia lives in the UK, runs her own Forest School programmes and is raising her young son to be a true wildling!

Rachel McLean
Forest School Leader Level 3
Forest School Volunteer

New to our shores, Rachel is a qualified Forest School Leader and Mum of two. Rachel established her own social enterprise in the UK and has a passion for the outdoors, already setting up her own walking group in Singapore! A true advocate for Forest Schools, Rachel will be helping Wildlings to grow, and establish our community for learning. We're thrilled to have her on board!

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