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10 Benefits for You and Your Child

May 19th, 2022|

Pop Up Play Village was created because I desired it for my own family, it was thought of because as a parent, I found it hard taking two young children out of the house without it being more stressful than staying in! I never planned to set up and run my own business but when I thought of the idea of creating a mobile role play village, it didn’t currently exist, no one was running anything like it. That’s why I did it, I had my own family needs in mind but I also wanted to help other families

The Importance of Child Led Play

May 3rd, 2022|

Child led play is when children choose how they play, what they play with and the play can go in any direction that the child chooses. Before I launched Pop Up Play Village when I was an Early Years teacher, time for child led play was such an important part of the daily school day. It enabled the children to practise and use the skills that they had been learning at their own pace, in their own way and for a purpose. Child led play is such a powerful way to learn and grow as it puts children right

How Pop Up Play Village has been designed with siblings in mind!

March 22nd, 2022|

The idea of Pop Up Play Village came to me when I was looking for somewhere to take my children to and I couldn’t find anything suitable. At the time, my son was two and my daughter was a couple of months old. I was looking for a class where they would both benefit, learn and have fun in a safe environment where I could keep my eyes on both of them. I couldn’t find anything that offered this at the time. There were many classes specifically for babies or toddlers but nothing that suited them both. I remember

How does Pop Up Play Village support learning for different age groups?

March 4th, 2022|

Our play areas have been designed to be suitable for babies through to around the age of 8 years old. This is a large age range especially considering how much learning and development takes place in the first 8 years of life so you may be wondering how does this work? What is amazing about role play is that children can access it and learn through it at different stages of their development. For example, a one year old might be developing an understanding of simple sentences, developing speech and playing alongside others whilst a two year old might

It’s Pop Up Play Village’s 5th Birthday! Let’s look back on the last 5 years!

January 21st, 2022|

Wow, I can’t believe that Pop Up Play Village has reached its fifth anniversary already; the last 5 years have whizzed by! Not only has the business grown massively in that time, but also my little family has too. When we launched Pop Up Play Village, I had a 7 month old and a 3 year old; now they are 5 and 8 and still very much my reason and inspiration for growing Pop Up Play Village. My husband was also a huge catalysis in driving me to start the business, I don’t think I ever would have had

Our journey working with schools and early years settings

July 2nd, 2021|

I’ve always had a passion for supporting children’s learning, this passion is what led me to train as a teacher. I absolutely loved my teaching career and I look back on it with fantastic memories. When I had my second child in 2016, it was evident that I would not be able to continue teaching whilst my children were little. There just wasn’t the flexibility in a teaching career that I needed to be around for my family and this was when our Pop Up Play Village journey started! In the summer of 2019, we decided that we wanted


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