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.






Sam De Saulles


Forest School Assistant since September 2019


Having been brought up in France, Sam came back to the UK to study for his Degree in Media Practice, Sam then took a teaching position in Vietnam for 2 years.


Sam plays the drums and guitar. He loves singing and playing music to the children.





Name: Sylvia Ripley


Forest School Early Years Educator since March 2020


Sylvia is a qualified Environmental Scientist. She is a Scout Leader and also teaches at a Polish Saturday School. Sylvia loves to share her knowledge of wildlife, habitats and ways to interact with and protect nature.

Name: Maddie


Forest School Spaniel since 2015


Maddie's speciality is looking cute and alarm sounding.





Name: Chilli


Forest School Labrador since 2007


We adopted Chilli when she was 4 months old. She is the Grandma of our team and much loved by the children. She has just hit 13 years old.


Chilli’s speciality is 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 12 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:

Tel:  01403 588282

Mobile: 0787 6069570


As we spend most of our time in the woodland, it is advisable to try calling the mobile first.


Please also use our contact form to get in touch.




Jack and Gill Childcare and Forest School

2 Gaskyns lodge

Church StreetChurch StreetChurch Street


RH12 3HJ

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