Imps Creativity

Excellent Ideas for Children & Adults  ♥  Play  ♥  Create  ♥  Explore

Rachel Baker

Imps Leader, Rachel Baker, trained as a primary teacher, and has 11 years experience in teaching in England and New Zealand gaining both leading literacy status and a deputy-headship in Norfolk.

Rachel is also Mum to Lorna and Sam, an experience that has taught her a great deal about early childhood development!

Imps Philosophy

  All humans are active learners

  Creativity is an essential, fundamental part of every human and should be nurtured from the earliest opportunity

  Creativity needs room to grow, opportunities to explore and has the best effects when accompanied by a supportive atmosphere

  Creativity allows people to solve problems, be self-confident and accept differences

“The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.”
Jean Piaget

Imps Experience

2008, 2009, 2010 providing toddler, baby and Dad creative play sessions for Diss Children’s Centre& Harleston Children’s Centre.

March 2010 Workshop provider at Suffolk Early Years Creativity Conference: “Involving Parents in Creative Play”, a workshop providing fresh creative play ideas together with strategies to engage parents in open-ended play.

March 2010 ECaT Cluster meeting  “Collections, Transformations & Discoveries” designed to inspire a rich talking environment.

May 2010 Series of under 5s dance sessions for Hoxne Playgroup. (Funded by ECaT)

June 2010 Series of Toddler Imps sessions for parents & staff at Bacton Under 5s.

June 2010 Baby Imps and Toddler Imps for Badingham Playgroup. (Funded by ECaT)

June 2010 Session of Toddler Imps demonstrating use of Outside Area for Acton Playgroup. (Funded by ECaT)

June 2010 Double whole day workshop (one Baby, one Toddler) for parents at ECaT Parents Day, TrinityPark.

July 2010 Two sessions of training for Community Parents through Suffolk Early Years Team.  Rebooked for two more in Nov 2010.

September 2010 ‘Play with Parents’ session for Walsham le Willows Preschool.

October 2010 Workshop Provider at Childminder Conference, Kesgrave.

Jan 2011 Attleborough Early Years Forum. Booked for full afternoon session, 30 participants from EY settings, “Inspiring Use of Simple Creative Play Ideas”.

Jan 2011 Booked to provide 3 training workshops for 1st Steps to Play workers on Stay & Play sessions.

Spring 2011 booked to partner HoxnePre-School in small scale research project investigating impact of creative play on home environment.

Feb 2011 Series of Baby Imps sessions for parents & staff at Bacton Under 5s.

March 2011 Session of training for Community Parents through Suffolk Early Years Team.

March 2011 three sessions of support for Brockdish Preschool Staff, paid fr by Norfolk Early Years Advisory Team.

April 2011 Baby Imps Session for Pulham Playgroup.

July 2011 Session of training for Community Parents through Suffolk Early Years Team.

July 2011 Session for Young Parents, via Early Years Team, Suffolk.

January 2012 Session of training for Community Parents through Suffolk Early Years Team.

January 2012 Six Baby Imps sessions for Eye Childrens Centre.

January 2012 Science Explorer session for Stowmarket Childrens Centre.

February 2012 Baby Imps session for Diss Childrens Centre,

March 2012. Session of Easter activities for Bury St Edmunds Childminding Group.

March 2012 Six sessions of Baby Imps for Stowmarket Childrens Centre.

April 2012 Science Ideas for Loddon Nursery.

May 2012 Staff Training Session for Hamlet Centre (serving children with special needs)

June 2011 Summer session for parents, toddler group, nursery and Key Stage 1 at Acton Playgroup.

June 2012 Summer session for parents, toddler group, nursery and Key Stage 1 at Acton Playgroup.

June 2012 Whole day event  for RAF families, organised by Homestart.

June 2012 Parents & Play session for Stanton Preschool.

July 2012 Outdoor session for Ellingham Playgroup.

July 2012 Through the Rainbow Workshop for the Holt Festival, North Norfolk.

July 2012 Sensory Session for Little Melton preschool, Norwich.

July 2012 Outside Ideas for Stepping Stones Nursery, Norwich.

August 2012 Family Day for Sharing Learning, Lowestoft.

September 2012- July 2013  Four Big Days In for Eye Childrens Centre.

September 2012- July 2013  Six sessions of Creative Play for FeoffmentPre-School.

September 2012 Outdoor area session for Broome & Ditchingham Playgroup.

September 2012 Sensory session for City & East Childrens Centre.

September 2012 Whole day event for Thurlton Preschool.

October 2012 Sensory session for Bramble Bears Playgroup.

October 2012 Parent Week session for Roydon Early Years.

October 2012 Using Open-ended Play at Sunbeams East Preschool.

November 2012 Session of training for Community Parents through Suffolk Early Years Team.

November 2012 Two Big Days In for Stowmarket Childrens Centre.

November 2012 Opening Day session for Lavenham Preschool.

December 2012 Christmas parent & child play session for Homestart, Worlingworth.

January 2013 Staff Training Session for Hamlet Centre (serving children with special needs)

March 2013 Science Workshop for Key Stage 1 Abbotts Hall Primary School.

March 2013 Communication & Mark Making Day for Little Melton Preschool, Norwich.

April 2013 Outdoor ideas session for Cottontails Preschool.

April 2013 Mark making ideas session for Ellingham Playgroup.

May 2013 Outdoor area for twos session, Buttons & Bows nursery, Ipswich.

May 2013 Science Workshop for Key Stage 1 SomershamPrimary School.

June 2013 Colourful Session for St Peter and St Mary’s Preschool.

June 2013 Outside Ideas for Roydon Early Years.

June 2013 Workshop at Diss Cranival.

June 2013 Science Explorers for parents and children at Newton Flotman preschool.

July 2013 Holt Festival; Smellicious Workshop.

June-July 2013 Six sessions of Tiddler Imps for Eye Childrens Centre.

July 2013 Fly Me to the Moon with Acton Preschool.

July- August Summer Big Days In booked with Eye, Debenham and Stowmarket Childrens Centres.

August 2013 Suffolk FunFestival, booked to provide four workshop sessions over two days.

September 2013 Twelve sessions of Toddler Imps booked for Eye Childrens Centre.

December 2013 Two Baby Imps Christmas Sessions booked for Eye and Debenham Childrens Centres.