Here’s what some of our associates say about working for Growing Outside. If you think you would like to join us, get in touch to find out more.
I have worked as an Associate for Growing Outside since January 2018, having been a Primary School teacher for 16 years. I have finally managed the work/life balance! The teaching sessions mostly fit mostly around my children’s school holidays, so childcare is easily manageable, and the flexibility of being self-employed means I can choose how much and how often I work, which allows me to take up contracts in other areas that interest me too. I feel that delivering the sessions has encouraged me to develop my own knowledge and confidence, and the work is so rewarding and varied. Seeing the enthusiasm and excitement in the children when they harvest the fruit and vegetables they have grown is priceless.Leila
I have worked on contracts with Growing Outside for 4 years. Being able to use my gardening and teaching skills in schools and nurseries has given me massive job satisfaction. Watching the children progress and nurturing their love for learning outdoors has been incredibly rewarding. My confidence has grown as well as the children’s!Dawn
Growing Outside is the ideal organisation for me to share my passion of gardening and nature with children. During the three and a half years I have worked for Growing Outside, it has fitted in well with my other work as a classroom teacher, with the added joy of working outdoors. The children have a great deal of fun and really thrive through the outdoor learning experience. The lessons are already planned and all the resources are provided which makes everything straightforward but there is freedom to adapt them depending on the needs of the children and the growing space available. The therapeutic benefits of gardening are well known. Giving children the opportunity to develop an appreciation of nature and their place in it, whilst working together to nurture growth, feels very important and I am proud to be a part of Growing Outside.Cat