How to make a Creative, Confident and Self-Motivated Little PLAYhouse Person

Our Staff & The PLAYhouse beliefs

We’re a family-friendly inclusive school, with a close knit, rather whacky teaching team who love what we do and do what we love!  

All our teachers are mothers themselves and can sing, dance, play a musical instrument (or two!), cook & Oh! boy can we clean!

  • 3 cups of genuine Love & Care (must be real - kids can tell the difference)

  • 2 cups Fun, Giggles and Laughter

  • 1 cup Cuddles and Quiet

  • 2 cups Gentle Words (but mix with a Tsp of Firm when needed)

  • 1 bucket of Patience (good news – our colleagues always have a spare)

  • 2 Really Big Listening Ears

  1. Mix together in a huge bowl of Stories, Drama, Music & Movement.

  2. Squeeze on lashings of creative Art & Craft projects & interactive, hands-on learning activities. 

  3. Use hands, feet & bodies and all the senses to squish, squash, squeeze, roll, press, pinch, scoop & mould into as many different shapes, colours and sizes as possible (cos’ there’s no such thing as 'one curriculum fits all').  

  4. Repeat, repeat and repeat again (good thing we’ve got buckets of Patience & Love at hand!), recognize & reward all efforts and positive actions to reinforce good behavior.

  5. Place outdoors as much as possible, with room to run, jump, climb, chase and play -  Sprinkle liberally with Sand, Water, Goop, Mud, Glue & Paint and all of nature’s delights.

  6. Once “baked”, smother with Good Manners, Sharing and Caring and a sense of Responsibility & Empathy.

  7. Turn out into the big wide world …

A little bit about us ....

Su-Lin Ditcham

Teacher & Founder

Woman with White Shirt

Yuan Yuan Laoshi

Mandarin Teacher


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