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We're here to give every child the best start in life.

who we are

Our highly-motivated team is passionate about one thing: boosting the wellbeing and life chances of young children around the world. In everything we do, we're guided by the values of kindness, fairness, courage, inclusiveness, playfulness, mindfulness and community.


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Robin Hiley

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A composer & songwriter by trade, Robin has written an Edinburgh fringe sell-out musical, a number of choral works, as well as a large collection of music tailored for children to sing and perform. He is also creative director of Charades Theatre Company, an Edinburgh-based charity with a 10-year track record of delivering musical theatre creative learning opportunities for primary schools in the UK.


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Sophie Kirby

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Sophie is a broadcast news journalist with 8+ years of experience producing a range of programs for leading broadcasters. Also an experienced singer and artist, she has a longstanding passion for mindfulness, psychology, and holistic education.


Dominic Clarkson Decker

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A qualified primary school teacher and child counsellor, Dominic has been working with adults and young people in a range of social and educational settings since 2001.


Katherine Riedel

Katherine is a kindergarten teacher with extensive knowledge of child development theory and practice, and who is motivated by the desire to help children develop to become healthy, happy adults.


James Rankin

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James is a comedian, counsellor-in-training and passionate mental health advocate working to boost wellbeing and break the stigma around mental illness. 


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Shakrah Yves

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A singer, actress and proponent of mindfulness based self-compassion, Shakrah also has extensive experience looking after young children and is training to be a kindergarten teacher. 


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Rose Truesdale

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Rose is a wellness writer and a former opera singer who believes that self-care, self-awareness, and self-expression are the three tenets of universal connectedness and creative fulfilment.

Plus many more!

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