Martin Pace

Martin has worked in childcare and education since 1994. He is Director of Reflections Nursery & Forest School which operates a 160-place nursery and a 24-place independent infant school in Worthing, West Sussex. The nursery has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at the last four inspections.

Martin has attended twelve study tours of the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia since 2003 and is part-way through an MA in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Roehampton.

Martin is author of, I Love Forest School: Transforming early years practice through woodland experiences, published by Bloomsbury in 2014. He is a regular conference speaker on topics including: Project-based learning; the Reggio Approach; Forest School & risk in children’s play, and children’s creativity.

Since 2011, Martin has led Professional Development Days which have been attended by over 5,000 early years and primary educators from 16 countries.