Right now we are in the grips of an Environmental emergency where the decisions we make will impact upon our children and beyond. Thankfully there is a growing awareness of parents wanting to raise their family with an appreciation of nature but unsure how to do this and unable to find a class that supports this ethos in both activities and products used.
Hello my name is Faye and I created Nature Makers® to help families with young children to connect with nature, without parents having to be experts themselves, by providing nature inspired Art & Craft classes, parties and events using Eco-friendly and Vegan products, so that families can raise their children to have an appreciation of our precious Planet.
One of our mum's Rhian said "My 2 year old is consistently engaged with all the varied activities each week at Nature Makers®. Absolutely love that the class is so Eco conscious and responsible, it's absolutely the sort of thing I want to instil in my little boy!”
Nature Makers® began as I was frustrated that local preschool art classes were heavily reliant on using plastic and chemical based products and alarmed to see the use of animal products in art materials.
This, combined with seeing how much enjoyment and development my young son gained through not just art but outdoor and natural activities gave me the idea of creating Nature Makers® so that other families can develop this connection to nature too.
What started in Spring 2019 as just 1 class in Tamworth to educate and entertain my son turned into multiple across the Midlands and requests for more which has enabled us to expand through Franchising, working with other like minded people to deliver classes in their area.
We also developed Mindful Makers to facilitate adults, new parents in particular, in making mindful connections with themselves through Nature and Art & Crafts as a result of seeing how much mental health has suffered during this pandemic and how much benefit being in nature can have on both baby and parents.