Sarah spent 15 years as a senior social worker, working closely with local communities, services and stakeholders, before having her first child in 2009. Once on maternity leave, Sarah found that Wild Tots was growing and demanding more and more of her time, so in 2016 she quit her job and dedicated all of her time to the Wild movement. Since then she hasn’t looked back, and has been pivotal in establishing Wild Tots as a social enterprise, which led to it being set up as a community interest company in 2017.
Sarah’s role at Wild Tots is now a strategic one, with her time being spent securing funding bids for initiatives with local authorities across Wales, as well as the growth and development of their outdoors message through training, workshops and consultancy.
Zoe has over 15 years experience supporting and enabling communities to set up and run community development projects across South Wales. Previously Zoe worked overseas on environmental community involvement projects where she acted as primary community liaison.
After experiencing the enjoyment of running Wild Tots with her two boys, Zoe became passionate about building confidence in parents, carers and play-workers to spread the Wild Tots message. She is integral to the development of the Wild Tots training material and loves seeing a new group go from strength to strength.
Zoe believes that everyone should be given the opportunity to feel confident about spending time in the outdoors and exploring local wild and green spaces. She is proud of co-creating the Wild Tots model with Sarah; and is excited to continue growing the movement to reach more communities across Wales and the UK.
Clare, non-executive director
Clare is new to the board, and brings a wealth of experience to Wild Tots, from working for the Foreign Office in Afghanistan to running her own group!
Clare is working with Wild Tots to shape operational systems, to allow the organisation to continue to grow at the same pace!