Kinda Education (KE) began in 2017 when Mell Harrison met with Mandy and Hugh of ‘The Missing Kind’ to discuss plans to develop a Democratic School. Since that day The Missing Kind have supported Kinda Education to build and develop a successful Forest School and Training Centre.

Kinda Education CIC (Reg No 11626237 registered in 2018) promotes equity and kindness by deepening reconnection to nature for communities that experience persistent and complex barriers to well-being and socialising.

Through careful environmental stewardship, Kinda Education works to balance the needs of people and wildlife. KE have been Quality Assured since 2020 by Suffolk County Council and since 2023 by Norfolk County Council. Kinda Education are Ofsted Registered ( since 2020), a National Forest School Association (FSA) Accredited Provider and a FSA Endorsed Training Provider.

‘It takes a village to raise a child- and a child to raise a village’

Kinda Education delivers multi-generational programmes, working with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to rekindle a sense of belonging, co-operation and community.

Kinda Education Currently (2024) work within two different woodlands in Suffolk.

Kinda Education has a vision to develop a democratic nature based school within a multi-generational setting.

Kinda Education’s Eight Directions -eight over-arching delivery areas –based on the eight cardinal directions. Each of the delivery areas represents a step on the path towards realising the bigger vision.