Our Team

Jack and Gill Childcare and Forest School consists of a small team of competent, committed and experienced staff from childcare to plant and animal care, offering a plethora of knowledge to teach to your children in our nature based learning curriculums.


Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.


Tonia Jackson-Robson


Founder of Jack and Gill in 2003.

I am here every day.


I hold a CACHE Level 3 Child Care in Learning and Development.


I am also the animal enthusiast and in charge of all of their care. 



Name: Brian Jackson-Robson


Manager and Health and Safety Officer.


Qualified Forest School Leader Level 3 through Archimedes. He also holds a current forest school first aid certificate.


Brian previously worked in the ambulance service for 9 years. 


Brian is the guru of the garden and grows all the produce.


Brian holds a Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator). 


Brian has a keen interest in reptiles and tropical fish.



Name: Chloe Rosamond


Chloe is studying a BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS at Uni and works here part time around her studies.





Name: Sophie Taylor


Has worked with us since March 2018. She is our Supervisor.


Sophie holds a CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education - Grade A.


Sophie loves cooking and going for country walks.



Name: Maddie


Forest School Spaniel since 2015


Maddie's speciality is digging, alarm sounding, stealing balls away from Bella and being bossy.





Name: Chilli


Forest School Labrador from 21/2/07-13/9/20


We adopted Chilli when she was 4 months old. She was the Grandma of our team and much loved by the children. 


Chilli’s speciality was being there for cuddles.




Name: Zoe


Forest School Pug since 2018


Zoe is the comedian of the pack. Zoe is on constant alert and loves barking at anything that moves she also loves sitting on things (especially Maddie). Her favourite snack is a homemade sausage roll.





Name: Bella


Forest School Sheepadoodle since 2018


We adopted Bella at 8 months old, she was 6 in February 2024. 


Bella is also our Head of Security. Bella sounds fierce but she really is a big softie and loves her sofa/cuddle time. Bella also loves chasing - people, animals or anything that moves. She does not like getting wet.





Name: Snowflake


Forest School Chicken since 2019


Snowflake is the tamest one out of our chickens. She will sit on your arm like a parrot. She endures being carried around under the childrens arms. She is the sweetest thing.






We are looking for dedicated and motivated staff to join our existing team. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more.

Contact us here:

As we spend most of our times outdoors, please contact me on my mobile.

Tonia: 07876 069570


Please also use our contact form to get in touch via email.



Jack and Gill Childcare and Forest School

2 Gaskyns lodge

Church StreetChurch StreetChurch Street


RH12 3HJ

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