Advocates of Play: Millie's Garden

Hello, and welcome to the fourth in my Advocates of Play series. A series of blog interviews with play promoters around the world... Introducing Millie, of Millie's Garden... Please introduce yourself, and your family. My name is Millie. I run a large childminding setting in Bristol, UK. Being a childminder means my family home (where I live with my husband, Sam, and our three daughters, aged 10, 8 and 3 years old) is a registered early years setting. However, it just so happens that I operate almost entirely from my large, wild garden! I employ three assistants and have up to nine children attending ‘Millie’s Garden’ each day. I have a first class BA degree in Early Years Education, I am a

Advocates of Play: Brambles and Buttercups

Hello, and welcome to the third in my Advocates of Play series. A series of blog interviews with play promoters around the world... Introducing Jenna, of Brambles and Buttercups... Please introduce yourself, and your family. Hi there. I am Jenna and I was a primary school teacher before my daughter was born. My husband is Ian and daughter is Remeney who is 3.5. She is home educated, though she attends a home ed forest nursery two days a week, where I now also work. Can you share some of your own experiences of play as a child? Do you have an earliest play memory, or a story to share about play that was particularly meaningful? My main memories of play as a child are playing with my younge

Advocates of Play: Butterfly House

Hello, and welcome to the second in my Advocates of Play series. A series of blog interviews with play promoters around the world... Introducing Kirsty, of Butterfly House... Please introduce yourself, and your family. My name is Kirsty. Together with my husband Matt, we have 2 children, Rupert (6 yrs) and Felicity (3yrs). Alongside being a Mum to Rupert and Felicity I am also a nurse, and I qualified as a children’s nurse in 2009. Since then I have worked in children’s public health as a Specialist school nurse; assessing and supporting the health needs of children and young people. My passion though lies in supporting children’s emotional health through play, creativity and nature. When on

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