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Our Team. 

Nature Vibezzz is composed of very dedicate, professional, fully qualified people with a background in Community Work, Forest School, Environmental Care, alternative Education, Health and Wellness and many other expertise.

Fores School Leader Douglas Saucedo
Douglas Saucedo Anez

Executive Director

Has a BTEC qualification as a Forest School Leader Level 3, a CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce; he has a background in Business and Marketing, Early Years Development and in Traditional African Storytelling and Bush-craft.

Douglas has worked as a Forest School Leader for the past 12 years in Primary Schools, Nurseries and Children’s Centre in Lambeth providing Forest School programs, transforming Dad’s groups and Stay and Play sessions into outdoor Forest School opportunities and has organized and developed Forest School for Community Groups, Local Environmental Projects, Natural Education Steering Groups and actively participates in the Forest School Association. Douglas has recently been qualified as a Level 3 in Education and Training that enables him to train new practitioners.

Forest School Leader John Cannel
John Cannell

Operations Director

Qualified BTEC Level 3 Forest School Leader, has over 12 years experience of developing, managing and delivering successful environmental community projects. Including fundraising, PR, networking, managing volunteers & staff. During his career he has had various horticultural, environmental education and nature conservation roles at a wide range of charities and not for profit companies.

He has worked in partnership with a variety of different organisations developing and running activities for a wide range of beneficiaries, delivering nature focused and horticultural activities that both increases individual participants skills and confidence, with many activities also benefiting local communities and wildlife.

Fathers & Nature Eric Mbiada
Eric Mbiada


Born in Cameroun, Eric lived his childhood in Algeria and Paris where his family has settled. There he studied his university degrees in Philosophy and Literature. Also in Paris he worked for a few years as a teacher in private and public schools.

In 2005 he moved to London with the purpose to learn English but never returned to France.

In London he worked for nearly 10 years at a high street international shoe company as a Store Manager. During this time he've got married and had 3 children.

He has been involved with Nature Vibezzz from its formation, helping to shape the vision and volunteering as the Chairman.

He believes that today more than ever it has never been as important for people to reconsider their relationship with nature.

This is why Eric makes sure that his children takes part in the various activities organised by Nature Vibezzz. According to Eric Nature Vibezzz has a critical mission: helping through leisure activities to bring awareness to a generation of future adults for them to understand how vital it is to look after the environment in order to better look after our own societies for the greater good.

He is currently developing projects for a more sustainable farming model in Africa with the support of Nature Vibezzz.

Eric is also writing a novel in French language which will be completed by early 2020.

Forest School Leader Donna Mc Laughlin
Donna Mc Laughlin


After almost 8 years accompanying Nature Vibezzz we say goodbye to Donna, who supported our charity from the very foundation. 

Thank you Donna, and all the best in your new wilderness ventures!

Outdoor Education Christine Burford
Christine Burford


Hello my name is Christine. 

I am educated to post graduate teacher level and also have a degree in Psychology.

I am a retired primary school teacher having taught in state schools for more than 30 years.

I have a thirst for learning and am passionate about the education of children. Most importantly learning about the different ways in which they acquire knowledge.

I have been a trustee for Nature Vibezzz for about 5 years now and have fond memories of my childhood which was mostly spent outdoors, therefore, I would like children to share a similar experience. This, I believe, is also a great way for children to develop social skills and to learn about the physical outdoor environment.

These important skills learnt in Forest Schools are transferable and this can also impact upon children's academic learning in a positive way.

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Doreen Barton

New Secretary
Welcome Doreen!

Hello my name is Doreen.  I am delighted to be joining the board at Nature Vibezzz, an organisation I have known and been associated with since starting my Early Years and Natural Thinkers journey over 10 years ago.  Prior to joining the Early Years sector I worked across various fields and in several senior management roles.  My highest qualification is an Executive MBA from Bayes Business School (Formally Cass Business School, 2008) and I hold a BEng Hons in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1989). 


In 2010 I had twin girls and after maternity break I changed career.  I opened my home based early year setting in 2012.  Simultaneously  I began gaining Early Year Qualifications including Early Years Professional Status (Level 6) in 2013,  International Teaching Diploma (Level 4) in Montessori Early Childhood (0-6 years) in 2017, was the first Lambeth Childminder setting to achieve Natural Thinkers status in 2014 and opened a preschool setting in 2019.  In 2022 I closed my settings and now am on a new career path remaining within the education sector.

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