I’m a former Early Years teacher and the founder of One Hundred Toys and Get Set Five. As a father of four, I know how hard it is to find time to create meaningful activities for children.

I love being with my children but I know that it’s good for them to spend time alone, to work things out for themselves. Through my courses I hope I can show you that being alongside your child – in the same room, but without necessarily engaging all the time – is not an abdication of responsibility. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give. School is still a long way off but it’s never too soon to become an independent learner with a can-do attitude .

I also want to empower you to choose – and eventually create – your own activities. In fact, my ultimate goal is to give you the confidence to leave it to your child. Children learn through play, through exploration and discovery. They need self-initiated and self-directed tasks. Our job as parents is to make this possible.