Mel is currently a stay at home mum to two boys aged 2.5y and 7.5y. She was previously a fully qualified primary school teacher, having taught for well over ten years at all levels, subjects and sectors. Mel found her niche in the visual arts room, which is evident in her amazing art and craft set-ups on her Instagram account! Over the past two years, Mel has actively sought out information and has taught herself the principles of Montessori learning, and includes this way of learning in much of her home play.
Beth is 21 years old and is mum to 10 month old baby Arthur. She holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and has a passion for open-ended toys that promote healthy, age appropriate development in little ones. Beth loves creating play experiences, especially sensory experiences, as well as stepping back and allowing Arthur to discover toys and resources in any way he desires. Beth hopes to inspire and educate you on open-ended toys and baby development through these blog posts.
"Hi! I’m Cheyenne, I’m a homeschooling mama of 4 sweet boys (ages 18months to 8 years) and expecting a baby girl in 2022. I’m originally from the US, but moved to Sydney in 2013 and now live in rural Victoria near where my husband grew up. As a family, we spend most of our time homeschooling and learning through play. When we aren’t doing those things, we are reading, cooking, sewing, and adventuring. I’m also a lover and connoisseur of coffee, wine and delicious food. I love exploring the benefits of play, and encouraging children to get creative and use their imaginations and I hope I can share that with you all!"
"My name is Natasha and I’m a busy mum to three beautiful boys Saxon, Arlo and Corbyn. We live in Western Sydney and can’t wait for lockdown to end so we can go exploring! We have a passion for open ended wooden toys and all things educational. Saxon is six and started Kindergarten this year but due to the disruptions has been at-home-learning. We have loved it so much we are about to embark on full-time homeschooling! Arlo is four and is at preschool and will no doubt learn plenty on our new adventure and Corbyn is 11 months old and is just starting to walk and explore the world around us! We love Ausby Loves to Play as it has an awesome range of toys, games, sensory and other educational resources for children (and adults 😉) of all ages to enjoy"