Hi I'm Claire Russell, a fully qualified Early Years Specialist and I dreamt up playHOORAY! after having Mason in 2014. I was absolutely, totally and utterly besotted with my baby but soon discovered after the guests had left and my husband returned back to work, as lovely as our days were together, they were very LONG. It can be extremely tiring trying to entertain a baby between the feeds and the naps. I was aware of how fortunate I was to have my teaching experience to call upon to help me to think of things to do with Mason at home.
I decided to share my activities online to inspire other parents or practitioners working with young children and I soon began to receive questions from our followers asking for ideas and advice. It was great building a community and knowing that I was helping them too! As a result of this I wrote, designed and made playPROMPTS. We now have several products and services to offer and hope to build on this in the future.
Since starting our playHOORAY! journey I have learnt so much along the way. I cant believe I'm getting to do something that I am so passionate about. I love play, I love inspiring play and I love what I do! Thank you for joining me on my journey!