Our Project Team
Change-maker, creative catalyst, passionate about natural development and how we can help children fulfil their potential. Play and playfulness really matters!
Mother of grown-up daughter and owner of hopelessly dappy red and white setter.
Always playing with my two boys. Favourite games? Making caves out of all sorts of things found around the house, creating spy equipment, firemen's outfits, pirate patches and whatever else is needed right this moment out of the contents of our recycling box and various collections of 'stuff'.
Excited about play, learning, and exploring the world with all our senses. Mum, teacher, NCDUK project co-ordinator.
Play is my work just like children's work is their play. Mum, Early Years Family Worker, Forest School Leader and Jabadao Developmental Movement Play Specialist. Passionate about the freedom, exploration and enjoyment play brings to all. Often seen running through trees, rolling around and picking leaves out of her hair.
Teacher, counsellor and grandparent passionate about real play, loves clowning with or without a red nose."We are farmers, grandma, and we are neighbours now. We need to build barns, buy animals, food and seeds."
Furniture is turned into trailers, blocks of wood into stables, fields are ready for crops. I am dispatched to buy vegetable seeds, fruit trees for the orchard and the best tractor. And I am told to hurry back as I will need to milk the cows . . .
The Save Childhood Movement was launched in April 2013 and consists of a growing and multi-disciplinary collaboration of individuals and organisations that share a deep concern about societal values and wellbeing in the UK and the current erosion of natural childhood. It has a particular interest in how modern culture impacts the values and mindsets of children, especially in the early years.
With a number of expert advisory groups under development, the movement aims to identify and highlight the areas of most concern, to protect children from inappropriate developmental and cultural pressures and to fight for their natural developmental rights. It also aims to provide a critical platform for dialogue and debate, to share and promote examples of inspirational practice and to help source innovative and child-centred solutions.
It established the idea for National Children's Day UK in May of 2013 with the aim of it then becoming a major annual celebration of childhood.
"There can be no keener revelation of a
society’s soul than the way in which
it treats its children."