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I’m Siân Thomas, a qualified British primary school teacher, parent educator and founder of This Playful Home. I work with parents from all over the world through online courses, workshops and coaching. My work focuses on evidence-based parenting methods to help parents with young children to simplify their days at home.

Via this page, I share the benefits of intentional rhythms, purposeful home environments and play-based pedagogy so that parents can raise their children with more joy and less overwhelm.

Have You Ever Wondered If There Was An Easier Approach To Days At Home With Young Children?

The more you scroll social media, the easier it is to become burdened by information, rather than enlightened. It’s easy to feel guilty for not doing enough or frustrated by the sheer expectations of what motherhood in the early years should be.

As a self-described ‘scrunchy’ mother, I believe that there is a middle-ground between the idealised version of motherhood and the belief that everything is chaotic in the early years.

What I believe...

  • You don’t have to sacrifice all to be a ‘good mother’

  • You don’t have to create Pinterest worthy crafts

  • You don’t need to have a play space worthy of a magazine spread

Simple, Intentional Guidance For Mothers

No fluff, no hacks – just the genuine help you need to make life at home more joyful and less overwhelming.

This Playful Home Is A PLAY - Centred Approach To The Early Years - And Beyond

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🌻 I help simplify the early years of parenthood 🌻Daily Rhythms | Play Research | Home Environment 🌻 Guidance from a qualified teacher + mum of 3