Forest school work: Join our team!

Interested in forest school work? We are a well-established not for profit CIC that provides Forest School, birthday parties, after school clubs and 1:1 support for children in South Gloucestershire, Bristol and most recently, Newport in South Wales.

Our sessions take place in local schools or Lincombe Barn Woods, a beautiful ancient woodland in Downend. 65% of the children that attend have an additional need. One third have a disability.

We are always looking for enthusiastic, like-minded people to join our team. As a member of our team you will receive a comprehensive induction, access to further training and ongoing supervision from an experienced member of the management team as well as ongoing support and team skill shares.

If you feel you could be a good fit for our team, please have a look below at what is currently available.

Forest school work for Mud Pie Explorers includes creating an inclusive environment across our service. We want people to feel included, valued, and welcome. As a team we strive to become aware of our unconscious biases and minimise their impact on others. We make physical adaptations and provide additional information before someone attends to minimise any anxieties.

We have a strong commitment to the organisation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our care. All team members must undergo vetting procedures, complete a DBS check and have 2 adequate references.

We will not accept a CV under any circumstances.


We are always looking for new volunteers to join the Mud Pies team to support our work with children.

When volunteering with us you will receive a full, comprehensive induction to our ethos as well as safeguarding training, access to skill sharing sessions and supervision.

Volunteering is an unpaid role, though there are members of our current paid team that began as volunteers.

Vacancies (paid roles)