Frequently Asked Questions
Nicola has more than seven years experience teaching biology up to the age of 18. She is a Trustee of the Selborne Society and also leads Perivale Wood Rangers. In addition, Nicola is an examiner for Cambridge International Examinations, where she is the Principal Examiner for the Alternative to Practical paper for IGCSE biology and Team Leader for the Extended Theory paper for IGCSE biology.
Gillian is an Advanced Forest School Practitioner. She worked for a leading environmental charity for 8 years and specialised in creating environmental learning resources and running large scale community and corporate environmental events. Gillian has experience developing and delivering education and youth environmental, conservation and gardening projects.
Both Nicola and Gillian have DBS checks and First Aid training. All the sessions are planned with a full risk assessment, available upon request.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about the cost of Mini Rangers and other group sessions.
We highly recommend that children wear a waterproof jacket. Waterproof trousers or a waterproof all-in-one suit are also recommended. There are two main reasons for this. The first is protection – from things that can ‘sting and prick’ and the second is for protection from the elements – mud and water! Strong waterproof footwear is essential – wellies are really good in wet/ muddy weather. Perivale Wood has brambles and nettles so everyone coming to the wood (including all adults) must be in long trousers and long sleeved tops with sturdy shoes/wellington boots. Young people can wear their own gloves. We also recommend that you ensure your young person has the appropriate sun protection to include sun lotion applied prior to their attendance and head wear for example a sun hat or a cap. It is very important that all children are wearing insect repellent during the late spring, summer and early autumn.
The entrance to the reserve is from Sunley Gardens in Perivale (UB6 7PE) – a short walk northwards from Perivale London Underground (Central Line) station.
The nearest bus stop is for the 297, and the E5 and 95 both stop on Teignmouth Gardens, a short walk away.
Yearly membership costs £10 for an adult, £15 for a couple at the same address, £3 per child.
Lifetime membership is £200 and joint lifetime membership is £350.