‘I’ve always wanted to run my own business but it’s taken raising three children, running playgroups for eleven years and attending university as a mature student to bring me to a point where I am ready. It’s scary starting out at my age with all the responsibilities that go with it, so being given this great opportunity to have my hand held on the way has been invaluable. I am bringing together the things I know and love best – working with parents and their small children and providing the playthings that really inspire healthy, imaginative play. I’m developing playgroup experiences that will educate parents whilst also providing a peaceful, relaxing environment for them and their children. This is complimented by the range of playthings I’m developing. My focus is on the first three years but the products are not exclusively for this age group.
My revamped website should be open for business soon at www.firstplaytime.co.uk.’
You can also see what I’m up to on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FirstPlaytime/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/first_playtime/
blog written by University of Winchester
Rachel was supported by the Inspiring Enterprise, a Building Better Opportunities project.
Funding supports projects in England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion.
It is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund