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.
To help educators create incredible & sustainable learning environments for every child to reach their full potential through play.
A world where every child has access to an education that empowers them to be the best person they can be, in an environment that benefits the children of tomorrow.
To supply world class educational and environmentally friendly resources & furniture to educational settings.
To inspire educators through professional knowledge baseed on best practice research that will improve learning outcomes for children all over the world.
Empowering children through education
Empowering educators through passion and knowledge
Engaging learning environments
A child's right to play
Curiousity, Questioning, Exploring, Challenging, Creating
By facilitating play, educators will give children opportunities to reach their full potential.
Together we will create a generation of lifelong learners and game changers.
Learning through play the sustainable way.
Check out our lastest video tip for educators below!