The beginning

When my eldest was born in 2010 I found motherhood wasn't what I expected. I struggled to bond with him and spent money on trips and toys trying to compensate.


I was eventually diagnosed with postnatal depression and was forced to leave my job. Suddenly I had lots of time on my hands to think about what was important!

I decided I needed to slow down, spend less, and have more meaningful time with them.

After my second came along I took a course in home-based childcare, and learned about play theory - I was fascinated and couldn't wait to put it into practice.


My second was a little sponge for learning and it made sense to try my ideas on him whilst big brother was at school.​ I couldn't believe it, he was so engaged! And his learning was natural and enjoyable.

When we were blessed with our third baby boy I was so excited to share our creative and playful learning with him as well!

Now as a household of three boys, life is pretty hectic, but I try to leave the mountains of washing and endless cleaning to spend a little playful and creative time with my children each day.

I hope you'll find a little time to sit down, have a cuppa, and join us...



Fun facts!

  • I'm obsessed with finding loose parts at car boot sales (to my husband’s dismay)

  • I'm passionate about photography and spent many happy hours in the darkrooms at University

  • I'm phobic of the sea, after floating away on a rubber dinghy as a child

  • We're camping addicts and spend around 4 weeks of the year in our trailer tent

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