I’m Lara & I’m the founder of Offspring Education. I’m guessing you have made your way to our About Us page because you want to know a bit about what we do and why we do it.
First and foremost, I’m a Mum to two amazing little beings and wife to my husband and business partner Scott. Before all that I was teacher.
As a teacher, I wanted every single one of my 20-something students to love learning, to enjoy school & be the best possible person they could be. But, I soon realised that was easier said than done. I was teaching year 7 and by the time they got to high school, hormones were kicking in, most of the kids I saw had lost their passion for learning and unfortunately had more bad experiences at school than good. With an overcrowded curriculum, ridiculous student-teacher ratios and not enough support when it was needed I quickly became deflated and after 4 years I was happy to say good-bye to the profession and start my journey as a Mum.
But then I missed it. Really missed it. Education is something I value so very highly. I come from a family of teachers so I guess you say it’s in my veins. But I didn't want to go back to the classroom. I wanted to do something that would make teaching easier, Relieve some of the pressure that teachers feel every day. The idea of getting parents involved in the education of their child during the early years was how Offspring Education started and we sure have evolved from there!
Seeing our little ones grow and learn so much through play during their first 5 years of life made me realise just how pivotal play was to learning in those early years. Play-based learning is our backbone at Offspring Education.
So, now I've covered the why, here is what we do each day to help parents and educators ignite young minds so that every child can reach their full potential.
We proudly supply quality, educational resources that are environmentally sustainable, fun & engaging for early education settings, schools, parents & therapists.
We provide professional workshops for educators & teachers. Our workshops are child-centred & draw on the best practices in the industry. Each workshop provides teachers and educators with a well stocked tool kit full of practical strategies to engage young minds as well as a chance to reflect on their own practices to support each child to reach their full potiential.
We also provide advice & workshops for parents so that they can have the confidence to be advocates for their child’s education as well as the skills they need to support their child along the way.
Bottom line; We love what we do. We are passionate about what we do. And we work hard at it. Because every child deserves to reach their full potential.
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We want every child to reach their full potential.
We will ignite young minds.
We will create lifelong learners.
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