I have been home educating my three autistic children for the past half a decade.
This experience has opened the doors to the world of home education, I joined multiple groups as a member and have risen through the ranks to admin large home education facebook groups, as well as to found one of my own.
I soon discovered that there was an influx of struggling parents out there who were reaching out for help, and often they are incredibly distressed. Whenever it was clear other parents and admin were not supporting them sufficiently, I would ask if I could help. My reputation has grown and parents now seek me out to help them.
My written pieces have resonated with their readers and I'm regularly thanked for raising awareness on early years education, home education, children's mental health, and autism.
I am currently writing a book on my experience of early years education, focusing on the teaching principles I follow.
I am not reinventing the wheel here. I am raising awareness of the concept and importance of early years education, as what I have experienced from the parents who I have assisted over the past couple of years is heartbreaking.
The amazing methodologies already exist, I simply wish to raise their profile, and assist parents on their bespoke learning journey with their child, regardless if the child attend school or are home educated.
The whole child is my focus when is assist in their learning journey. A well rounded education is so important. Their mental and physical health, and life skills education are as important as the academic side.
Founder of Paideia Maximus 2021-present
Consultant/mentor to parents who are struggling with early years education and home education.
Education / Training
BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics - Heythrop College, University of London
An unengaged child remains an uneducated one.
Life is learning and learning is life.
Follow your child's cues. Teaching is a teamwork activity.
These are cornerstone principles of my personal teaching experience
Learning is similar to a jigsaw, or a wall to be built. Piece by piece, brick by brick the bigger picture is built.
Educate within play. The two concepts are not polar opposite to one another, one does not have to stop in order for the other to start. They should be harmonious and intertwined, so they almost merge into one. This is a popular theme within the established home teaching methodologies of Montessori, Mason and child led.
These are cornerstone principles of my personal teaching experience.