Our Story

Everyone Out is a not for profit social enterprise founded to get more kiwi kids outside in nature.

Everyone Out - a not for profit social enterprise.

Everyone Out Limited was set up by Rachel Prier, in 2016. Since then Rachel has run events at the Wellington Botanic Garden, Otari-Wilton’s Bush and Mt Victoria to encourage tamariki and their whanau to get out and enjoy the amazing green spaces Wellington has to offer. In October 2018 the first Everyone Out Holiday Programme was run in Crofton Downs.

The nature play holiday programme was very successful, with a lot of positive feedback from both parents and tamariki. Now Rachel has partnered with Daphne Pilaar, an experienced primary school teacher and nature play expert, to start Everyone Out Nature Schools in Wellington.

Meet the team

Founder and Programme Manager

Rachel is an adventurous mum to three little ones. Rachel founded Everyone Out to fulfill her passion of seeing more children outside in nature - to see them realise the fun that can be had in nature and to allow more kiwi kids the time and freedom to play.

Kaiako (Teacher) / Lead Educator

Daphne has been a school based educator for 20 years and a community recreation advisor with a speciality in play. She is passionate about promoting and providing self-directed outdoor play opportunities in Wellington’s rich natural environment.

Kaiako (Teacher) / Lead Educator

Anne has many years of experience teaching and caring for children of all ages and abilities. She loved playing and learning at Playcentre alongside her daughter, Helena (the messy play guru). Anne loves to see kids freely playing and following their own interests.

Kaiako (Teacher) / Educator

Carys was thrilled to escape all the red tape of teaching in the UK back in 2013, and get back to...well...teaching! Through her work as kaiako, and raising her own tamariki here in NZ, she's discovered a passion for pushing her comfort zone through realising and embracing the incredible value risky and nature based play has on learning.

Kaiako (Teacher) / Educator

Mina loves nothing more than being out and about in the mountains for days on end! She is a trained primary teacher and forest school leader as well as having experience in early childhood. Mina loves getting kids out into nature to explore, develop their self-confidence and discover the endless beauty of the natural world. 

Kaiako (Teacher) / Educator

Katie is a trained forest school and yoga teacher.  She is passionate about creating a fun and safe space for tamariki to move, play, express themselves, be vulnerable and connect with nature. 

Partners and Sponsors

Give your tamariki the opportunity to explore, play and learn in nature at our Nature School or holiday programme