Hygge Trainers

Would you like hygge training in your area? Here is our list of official hygge trainers available for you to contact.

My name is Wendy Elliot and I live in a beautiful village in Berkshire.  My own journey began over 23 years ago when I had my own children whilst I was working in a busy Human Resources department.   This period of my life made it easy for me to appreciate the stresses of everyday life, work and coping with children.


My main topic in HR was Health and Safety, and doing this made me realise that I could adapt the skills I had to creating a safe and welcoming environment for my own children and could extend this to other mums and dads in the village where we live. 

I studied and gained my NVQ level 3 and became Ofsted Registered.  You can find my website at www.wendyschildcareservices.co.uk  

or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Wendyschildcareservices

or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wendyschildcareservices


From the outset as a childcare professional, I quickly realised that children responded best to subjects relating the wonders of the natural world.  Being lucky enough to live in a rural environment surrounded by woods and parks, I already knew how much I loved to explore nature and the countryside and the feeling of calmness and wellbeing I got from all it has to offer.  I guess it wasn’t surprising that the children were also at their happiest when I shared this experience with them. 


In my time as a Childminder, I have enjoyed caring for children of all ages from 5 months upwards, each with varying needs and development requirements. I introduce fun natural activities which co-ordinate with the Early Years Foundation Stage giving them the best chance to start school not only with confidence and independence but also with a sense of the world around them.


Outside of Childminding I love to travel.  My family and I have travelled to many countries checking out the different cultures and the beautiful scenery.  I also travel twice a year with friends where we try and include a little Hygge at the end of our day enjoying lovely food and warming hot drink at the end of our beautiful walks.

Dawn Randle 

Dawn Randle is a devoted mother, an avid creative, a nature and wildlife enthusiast and has worked within Childcare & Education for over a decade.

Based in Oban on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland, Dawn has a passion for child development with a particular interest in the birth to three age group.

Dawn specialises in Hygge, Scheme & Schemas, Loose Parts Play, Process Art and Nature Based Play.

You can contact Dawn through her BLOG: www.snugandwonderco.blogspot.com or EMAIL: [email protected]

Hello, my name is Janice and I have worked for as a level 3 practitioner in the early years sector since 2005. I currently work in a nursery school in Bedfordshire. 
I discovered the Danish concept of Hygge in 2018, I have gone on to learn more about it and how to incorporate it into everyday life. Since completing the Hygge in the early years accreditation, I have developed a passion for slow teaching, nature play and loose parts. I would love to support more practitioners and settings in the Hygge in the early years approach, creating positive well being for children, staff and parents alike. 
I have my own son, Matthew, we enjoy lots of days out together, being out in nature and using lots of loose parts we find outside, in small world play. 

Please feel free to email me at¬†janice_[email protected]¬†

Nichola Gartside-Bentley has been a primary school teacher for the past nine years and has taught in the EYFS for the last six years.

Nichola currently teaches in the Nursery at Berkswich CE Primary School, an outstanding school which is located in Stafford. She has a passion for child-led, open-ended play and outdoor learning, enjoying setting up beautiful purposeful provocations in her classroom for the children to explore. Nichola successfully gained Hygge Accreditation in October, 2023.

Nichola is an experienced leader and completed the NPQSL in December 2023. She leads PE across the school and is also involved in staff and children’s wellbeing, hosting wellbeing events for staff and leading Children’s Mental Health Week. She is passionate about creating a work environment that promotes emotional wellbeing, togetherness and supportive teamwork. 

Nichola enjoys spending time with her family, keeping active by going to the gym and practices gratitude daily by writing a gratitude journal. Nichola has a three-year-old daughter, Grace, with whom she loves spending quality time by walking their dog, playing open-ended games and going on outdoor adventures! Nichola is very fortunate to live close to Cannock Chase where they can go for beautiful walks and explore the natural environment - Grace loves looking out for the deer! This brings such joy to Nichola, along with a sense of calm.

Nichola would love to support more practitioners and settings in the Hygge in the early years approach, creating positive well-being for children, staff and parents alike. She can share her knowledge of the recent outstanding Ofsted inspection in January 2024 and provide ideas that can further support settings in creating outstanding early years provision.

To follow her Hygge inspired learning, please follow ‚ÄėBerkswich Nursery‚Äô on Instagram. If you would like to contact Nichola, please email her at¬†[email protected].

Natalie Goodyear

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Email: [email protected]