I am the mother of a 7-year-old and it has been a privilege to witness her journey in autonomous education. In my workshops, play and freedom (of movement, learning and expression) are primary. In a three-hour session, there is a clear rhythm which holds the children. This involves sitting and sharing in circle, a story which incorporates teaching about nature and introduces the theme of the session, a craft, nature connection games and focussed activity. Within the structure, they are free to explore and create their own projects. I will be there to guide and inspire – this is not the chalk and talk model of the classroom, we will spend every session outdoors. Together we create meaningful projects and memorable shared experiences.