“Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first, it means me too.”
Hello lovely, I’m Siân!
BTW, it’s pronounced ‘Sharn,’ because I’m guessing that unless you’re also Welsh, you might’ve said it wrong in your head!
But enough about my name. I bet you want to know how I can help you. Over the last five years, I have made it my mission to empower families and share my knowledge and expertise on how children truly learn and develop.
Because I believe that as your child’s first educator, you deserve to know the reality of child development so you can stop chasing the Instagram hacks and activities.
What makes me qualified to give you this advice?
Well, I’m a fully qualified educator, research specialist, mother to three wonderful children (aged between 3-12) and wife to Greg.
I’m here to share my teaching and parenting expertise with you. I give you practical, simple, research-based methods that will help you go from overwhelmed to thriving at home.
Everything that I share on This Playful Home is rooted in experience and research.
You can discover if our beliefs about childhood are aligned by downloading the This Playful Home Manifesto here.
I share from experience
In the early years of my own parenting journey, I felt so overwhelmed that I got sick. Dizzy spells and vision problems even lead to brain scans to see if anything was seriously wrong. Turns out I was simply exhausted – I hadn’t prioritised my health in a long time.
With my nearest family members living almost 10,000 miles away from me, I couldn’t rely on an outside support system to help me through this time. Instead I had to take decisive action and help myself.
I still wanted to be an engaged parent but without making myself ill. So I started to create a gentle rhythm to our days at home that would both honour my children and ME.
And I came to the realisation that play was the answer.
Yes, you read that right – PLAY IS THE ANSWER!
And I started piecing together the early prototype of the Playfully P.R.E.S.E.N.T method.
How I can help you
Come take my hand and we’ll make it together!
The Playfully P.R.E.S.E.N.T method has allowed me the time to:
- Work on building my business whilst having two young kids in tow
- Take time out for daily self-care – without the side order of guilt
- Enjoy playing with the kids
- Sit down in the evenings and catch up with my husband!
You see you can raise brilliant children and you can be an incredible parent WITHOUT martyring yourself in the process.
I want this for you too. I want you to actually enjoy your days without feeling like life is just happening to you.
And whilst I don’t believe in fairy tales or a magic wand that will suddenly make life easier, I do believe in simple strategies that will bring less overwhelm and more joy and connection.