make wild tots happen

All our Wild Tot Leaders bring a unique range of skills and experiences whether parent, child minder or community playworker.

Leaders provide chances for wonder, excitement and the unexpected, but most of all, they create fantastic nature-based opportunities that are not overly created or overlooked by adults.

Families feel supported by Leaders in their local community for Wild play sessions that help develop core life skills while having freedom to learn and most importantly, fun!

creating your own wild tots group

You don’t need any formal experience to be a great leader but what you do need is:

to be playful and be able to share this approach

love of the outdoors and your community

ability to connect with children and adults

a supportive team spirit

why become a Leader?

contribute meaningfully


Get involved and do what you love! Wild Tots children get a great start by spending wild play times outdoors!
Support other parents to be confident with their child in the outdoors and connect with their child’s independent exploration and playful learning



You choose the time, location and number of groups to run.

If you are a parent, bringing along your child is positively encouraged because it inspires some fantastic peer led play amongst the children

helpful, useful and supportive training

Become part of a dynamic and supportive team.
Receive experiential training on understanding children’s play in the outdoors, and the ways in which adults can support it

can I set my Wild Tots group up with other parents?

Yes! Wild Tots groups are stronger and feel more manageable if you know you have the background support of other parents in your community.

becoming a Leader

start your journey by completing our 3 minute form

This helps us understand how to support your enquiry best

participate in great workshops near you and online, with a group of likeminded peers

use our online Leader set up and think about a location for your Wild Tots group. We can help you with this part, if you need it

we have an easy Facebook template to help set up your own Wild Tots group page, and we can help you with lots of the promotion and set up too

Promote your sessions on social media and in your community, link with families, get familiar and personalise the Wild Manual and lead your first block of sessions. We’re here to help you do this, all the way!

Make your Wild Tots group flexibly fit into your life and community. Run one community group, or grow your groups across a wider geographic area.. simply talk to us about your ideas.

how flexible is it?

You are free choose the time, location and number of groups to run.

If you are a parent, bringing along your child is positively encouraged because it inspires peer led play amongst the children.

what can I expect from my Wild Leader training?

The Wild Leader training is two half day experiential, practical and hands on workshops
which cover:

the wild tots philosophy

practicalities of running a group

understanding children’s playful behaviour outdoors, and why it’s important

collaborative content devised between Wild Tots and Ludicology, award winning leaders in playfulness research and practice


understanding the role of the adult in supporting children’s play



connecting Wild Tots to your local community

digital course information is available to enhance learning experiences

we have additional training for Leaders interested in having a fire at their Wild Tots group too.

Contact us for more information about this at

Is there Wild Tots certification at the end of the training?

Yes! On completion of the training you will receive a Wild Tots course certificate and personalised wooden Wild Leader badge

great, how do I start?

Apply Now to fill out our short wild online application.
A member of our team will review the form within three working days and
contact you with the next steps..
We understand that being a Leader isn’t for everyone, but you may know of somebody in
your community who may be interested in becoming a Wild Leader.