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.

 
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Claire Seabrook
MSci Environmental Science, Forest School Leader Level 3
Founder & Forest Schools Specialist

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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Aminah Abdul Latif
Bachelor of Science (Early Childhood Education)
Senior Educator

Aminah is a mum of two boys and joins Wildlings as a senior teacher for early years with extensive experience in running programmes for young children in a Reggio Emilia environment, where nature is a considerable part of the experience and children lead the way. Aminah leads our weekday drop-off programme as well as our accompanied sessions for young children. 

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

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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Clare Simms
BA (Hons) Tourism Management, IPGCE (in progress)
Forest School Assistant

Claire joins Wildlings after a recent career change from the corporate world into teaching. Clare is now studying for her International Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Mum to two young boys, Clare has lived in Singapore for many years and feels that child-led exploration in the great outdoors should be an integral part of every childhood. 

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Zhulhilmi 'Zhul' Bin Abdul Rashid
BA Communication Design
Landscape Gardener and Educator

A proud uncle and a music lover, Zhul graduated with a BA in Communication Design. Realising a passion for the outdoors, sustainability, and our planet, Zhul has been gaining new knowledge and skills as a landscape gardener managing a popular community garden near to Dempsey. He joins us on a part-time basis to help our Forest School site flourish. 

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Sylvia Ng
BSc Education, Forest School Leader Level 3
Associate Educator

Sylvia is an aspiring business owner with a passion for childhood development in the outdoors! An experienced outdoor educator, Sylvia joins us to help run our regular Forest School sessions after a wonderful stint as a camp leader over the summer. 

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Lindsay Vine
BSe Education (in progress)
Associate Educator

Lindsay is a mixed bag of talents, a policeman in a previous decade, creative producer (yes TV stuff), and a part-time stay at home Dad! Lindsay has decided to embark on a career as a teacher sand joins Wildlings with bundles of energy and enthusiasm to mainly help us deliver our Saturday programmes and events. 

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