hey there

Mother, former Counsellor to parents and educators. 

I have always felt called to advocate for children. To speak for the power of play, normalise a child’s developmental journey and, through authentic relationships, support parents and educators to find days alongside children that feel easeful, cooperative and FUN. 

This journey was amplified after the birth of my own children and when I left my career in play therapy rooms to bring the power of play and authentic approaches to engaging with children to families, educators and professionals around the world.

Childhood Rising was founded on the need to support parents and educators working alongside with trauma-informed approaches to supporting children, accepting emotions and raising the childhood experience.

hey there

Mother, Counsellor and Coach to parents and educators. 

I have always felt called to advocate for children. To speak for the power of play, normalise a child’s developmental journey and, through authentic relationships, support parents and educators to find days alongside children that feel easeful, cooperative and FUN. 

This journey was amplified after the birth of my own children and when I left my career in play therapy rooms to bring the power of play and authentic approaches to engaging with children to families, educators and professionals around the world.

Childhood Rising was founded on the need to provide a singular solution to working alongside caregivers with holistic, multi-displinary and trauma-informed approaches to supporting children, guiding emotions and raising the childhood experience.

hey there

Mother, Counsellor and Coach to parents and educators. 

I have always felt called to advocate for children. To speak for the power of play, normalise a child’s developmental journey and, through authentic relationships, support parents and educators to find days alongside children that feel easeful, cooperative and FUN. 

This journey was amplified after the birth of my own children and when I left my career in play therapy rooms to bring the power of play and authentic approaches to engaging with children to families, educators and professionals around the world.

Childhood Rising was founded on the need to provide a singular solution to working alongside caregivers with holistic, multi-displinary and trauma-informed approaches to supporting children, guiding emotions and raising the childhood experience.

It’s time for us to deeply self-reflect, ground ourselves with new knowledge and start support children (and ourselves!) like never before.

Are you ready to see children deeply respected as the whole beings they are?

Are you done with old paradigm approaches to guiding childhood behaviours that are simply not trauma informed or based on the facts of child development?

Do you feel connected to an inner knowing that there is another way – a way to spend days alongside children that feels easeful, empowering and full of joy?

It’s time for us to deeply self-reflect, ground ourselves with new knowledge and start support children (and ourselves!) like never before.

Are you ready to see children deeply respected as the whole beings they are?

Are you done with old paradigm approaches to guiding childhood behaviours that are simply not trauma informed or based on the facts of child development?

Do you feel connected to an inner knowing that there is another way – a way to spend days alongside children that feels easeful, empowering and full of joy?

Parents + Carers
Educators + Teachers
Anyone Supporting Children

Raising play really transformed how I looked at my child’s play overall. I went into the course wanting to support my child’s learning through play, but also to improve his independent play. I got this and so so much more from the course. With Hannah’s background in counselling and Play Therapy, this course facilitated my deep dive into my own family values and a holistic approach to parenting overall. I’m now fascinated by my child’s play and feel confident in facilitating this to support his overall wellbeing.
Hannah has completely altered my definition of play and how I can use it to connect with my children but also support their development.

Alex Emms

Raising Play Member

Raising Play has ever so gently reminded me of how my childhood (and adulthood) was shaped by play. Hannah shared so many thoughtful and practical ways to support my children to thrive in a much faster paced environment by embracing the importance of child led free play. Her explanations of child development and play theories help to make sense of the complexities of child behaviours, which in turn, makes it that little bit easier to manage the more challenging moments of parenthood. It was also a joy to connect with other parents, learning together and sharing ideas.

Cath Fitzhardinge

Raising Play Member