Hi my name is Victoria Hofgartner, I am the Director of Silverwoods Forest School Limited. I am also a mother to a very happy, confident, content and loving boy called Sterling.
I am creative, strong willed and passionate, as I inspire children and adults that attend my forest school to be more in tune with nature. To create a world where people are more attached to one another and nature, and less attached to the material things in life. To escape the modern stresses of the wider world, and to be more mindful and present in the moment!
Everyone needs a little nature and the great outdoors in their life, it feeds the soul!
I am a qualified Forest School Practitioner Level 3, I trained with Archimedes (now known as forest school’s education) We have full public liability insurance up to 5 Million Pounds, I hold both Paediatric First Aid and Outdoor Forest School First Aid Certificates, up to date DBS Check on the update service, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (RQF) 2021, and a Level 2 Award in Food Safety.
I have several years’ experience working as a Nanny with children from all ages. I have worked in local schools; set up and run forest school programmes for Pyrford Primary C of E School and Little Acorns Day Nursery in Cobham. I have helped in the running of forest school sessions for four Forest schools across Surrey and London; I have experience working around children with special educational needs and disabilities.
I am also very passionate about Wild Food and how we can sustainably forage for it in the wild. I am currently studying “Teach Foraging” with Di Hammill at the Wild Harvest School. So, watch this space in the coming future!