My Muddy Boots

Wild learning and natural play


Emily Crofton


Emily Crofton

Muddy Boots is owned and managed by Emily Crofton.

With over twenty years of diverse experience, Emily has taught for arts centres, theatres, galleries, community arts organisations, forest schools, festivals, primary and secondary schools.

Emily is a Level 3 qualified Forest School leader

Emily has completed 5 years of part-time study and was recently awarded a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design (2018) 

Emily has a diploma in arts therapy and has a real interest in the therapeutic potential of outdoor arts.

She has an outdoor first aid certificate and DBS

Emily has a BA Hon in Fine Art, a PTLLS teaching qualification, a diploma in organic gardening and a permaculture design certificate (2012)

Emily teaches Permaculture, Organic Gardening, Forest School, Art, Craft and Photography to a wide range of people from toddlers to teenagers, family groups and women’s circles. 


Jodie Knight

Jodie is a level 3 qualified Forest School practitioner with 20 years experience working with children in a range of settings including her own day care nursery.

Jodie has an NVQ level 3 in Child Care and Education, an outdoor First Aid certificate and DBS.

She has a special interest in woodworking and natural building and a certificate in working with sharp tools and round house building.

As well as working with Emily on Family events, women’s circle and special events. Jodie runs her own forest school called ‘Wild Willows’ in Loughborough and runs welly walks for St Deny’s church in Evington.

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