Hello and Welcome!
I'm so pleased that you're here! If you are looking for easy play inspiration, parenting advice and interactive resources, you have come to the right place!
Sophie Pickles Early Years, also known as Mummy Pickles was started after I had my first son, Finley. I was looking for a way to document our daily play ideas while on maternity leave and missing my job as a Head of Early Years. What began as a small idea has grown today into something that I am incredibly proud of and brings me so much joy.
Through sharing daily play ideas for babies, toddlers and preschoolers as well as parenting tips and advice, I have been able to meet so many of you - parents just like me, who are looking for easy, fun and engaging ways to entertain their little ones. My mission is simple - to give you the knowledge and confidence to use what you have around the house to quickly set up activities that will enable you to bond with your baby or child, aid their development and sometimes to just give you the five minutes you need to make a cup of tea!
I am absolutely passionate about Early Years play, early childhood development and all things parenting. This passion has lead me to hold many roles over the years from working as a Head of Early Years at an 'Outstanding' setting, to living and working as an au pair in Paris, Rome and the Dordogne. I have been a nanny, a baby/toddler class owner and everything in between!
I now work as a freelance writer and consultant, providing copy and Early Years advice to many mainstream educational companies, as well as heading up the Early Years content creation at Mrs Mactivity.
My proudest achievement of them all is of course, becoming a mum to my two gorgeous boys. I document our daily play and adventures over on Facebook and Instagram, as well as making twice-weekly videos for YouTube on all things parenting and play. Do head over to check them out!
I live in the West Yorkshire countryside with my husband, our two boys - Finley and Rupert and our three cats.