Once upon a time there was a teacher Kate. She worked in London in many early years management and advisory roles. From Locality Lead for Play in Children’s Centres, Early Years Coordinator in Primary School to Deputy Head in a Nursery School.
In the areas where she worked, Kate noticed lots of children entered school low in language, confidence, creativity and social skills.
Kate searched for a problem to this solution. She created Tales Toolkit, a super powerful learning gizmo! Developed over time, in schools, winning many awards and linking with Goldmiths University to prove maximum impact. And with little planning for teachers so everyone did live happily ever after!
Winner Teach First Award 2015/16, Teach First Community Choice Award
Winner of UnLtd Do it and Grow it awards
Judge for National Creative Learning Awards
Schools UK wide are struggling with the same issues -children entering school with low levels of language and lacking social and emotional skills. Why is this? It’s all about the quality of the interactions happening for children in their early years. This is currently a hot topic and a focus area for the DfE.