Pandoraheadshot_smPandora Lorenzi

I moved to Philadelphia from London, England in 2005 and live near French Creek State Park with my husband and three children.

Over the 30 years experience I have in childcare I have built an instinctual understanding of children. I have seen the calming effects and vital qualities nature provides children. It ignites their interest, exploration and detailed awareness of living things. A love or bond of nature grows out of regular contact with play in the natural world. Once acquired this bond stays with the child, soothing and creating a strong foundation that they can rely on throughout their life.

I am a qualified Play Therapist (PTUK) and have further qualifications in child development (NNEB, ADCCE) – Before moving to the US, I co-founded and managed ‘Brook Green Nannies’ a successful nanny agency in London.

Pandora Lorenzi NNEB, ADCCE, PTUK.


Jena McSwiggan

I am a mom to an amazing three year old who loves our time together at Pandora’s Garden.  I have seen the benefits of exploring nature with him and our time in open play. I have lived on the Main Line my entire life and reveled in exploring our beautiful natural areas through my son’s eyes. Being in nature with him, whether in Pandora’s class or on our own, enables us to slow down and enjoy each other’s company. I am a licensed social worker with certifications in cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma-focused mindfulness.