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Welcome to Muddy Puddle Outdoor Learning

Forest School and Outdoor Learning Training in Hampshire and Berkshire.

Muddy Puddle Outdoor Learning offers nationally recognised qualifications in Forest School and Outdoor Learning. We also offer CPD to schools and nurseries. We belong to the Cambium Sustainable network of trainers and our courses are accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Learning.


At Muddy Puddle Club CIC we are committed to improving environmental and social justice and believe that Forest School offers a vehicle for change. We believe that representation matters and aim to use our training courses to increase diversity within Forest School leaders. If you belong to a marginalised or minority group and money is a barrier to training, we may be able to offer a subsidised place to you.

If you think you are eligible to apply for a discount for one of our training courses please email us on

Forest School Leader Level 3

This course is designed for those who would like to set up and run a Forest School programmes. There are five Units of Study at Level 3.


Our Level 3 courses are set within ancient woodlands and immerse the learner in the ethos of Forest School whilst developing practical skills for teaching fire and tool use, developing an understanding of woodland ecology and how to protect biodiversity.

Click more information for upcoming course dates.

Forest School Assistant Level 2

This course covers four Units of Study at Level 2 and looks in more depth at practical skills, using the woodland as a sustainable resource and the theoretical side of planning for learning and play at Forest School.


This course is designed for those wanting to assist a Level 3 Forest School Leader.

Networking and CPD

When you train with us you become part of two wonderful networks, the Muddy Puddle Forest School Leaders and the Cambium Network of Forest School Leaders. These are both wonderful support networks to help you through your coursework and support you as you develop as a leader.

We also offer regular CPD and networking events for both our leaders and the wider Forest School community. These can be booked through our main bookings page.

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