Our Team

Jack and Gill Childcare and Forest School consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced staff from childcare to animal care, offering a plethora of knowledge to teach to your children.


Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.


Tonia Jackson-Robson


Founder and Owner since 2003


Holds a CACHE Level 3 Child Care Learning and Development


Tonia is the goat herder and our dog pack leader. She also specialises in keeping lizards.


Telephone number

01403 588282




Brian Jackson-Robson


Manager and Health and Safety Officer.


Qualified Forest School Leader Level 3 through Archimedes.


Brian previously worked in the ambulance service for 9 years. 


Brian’s favourite pets are our chickens and snakes.


Brian plays the bugle and loves gardening.





Name: Sophie Taylor


Trainee Supervisor and Forest School Assistant since March 2018


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


Sophie loves cooking and is also experienced in delivering calves.



Name: Sutiwan Rochanapraphai


Forest School Assistant since November 2016


Holds a NFCE CACHE Level 3 certificate in supporting teaching and learning in schools


Sutiwan speaks 3 languages and is learning a fourth.





Name: Sylvia Ripley


Forest School Assistant since March 2020


Studying for a CACHE Level 3 certificate in Childcare, Learning and Development.


Teaching Assistant in a Polish Saturday School


Volunteer Scout Leader


Sylvia trained as a Senior Environmental Consultant and since starting her family, she has turned her hand to a career in childcare.





Name: Maddie


Forest School Spaniel since 2015


Maddie's speciality is looking cute and alarm sounding.





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.





Name: Bella


Forest School Sheepadoodle since 2018


We adopted Bella at 8 months old, she was 2 in February 2020. Bella's speciality is jumping high fences.


Bella is also our Head of Security.






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:

Mobile: 07876 069570


As we spend most of our times outdoors, please try the mobile first.


Please also use our contact form to get in touch.


Landline:  01403 588282




Jack and Gill Childcare and Forest School

2 Gaskyns lodge

Church StreetChurch StreetChurch Street


RH12 3HJ

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