Julie and Mandy set up the business Mini Minds matter UK in 2021 during COVID 19, after identifying an increased need to support pre-school aged children, parents and carers during this challenging time.
Julie is a qualified teacher and Nursery Owner with over 25 years’ experience in the education sector. In 2020 during COVID, she noticed a marked change with more anxious parents, children and staff and thus decided to develop a growth mind-set curriculum within her business.
Mandy is a Qualified Paediatric nurse, with 30 years’ experience in health and social care and has worked during the past five years as a health and wellbeing specialist, with children and families from education settings and social care to bring mindfulness, relaxation and emotional wellbeing to a wide range of children.
In this interview, we discuss the links between children’s mental health and well being. Julie explains the signs that may indicate the condition of children’s mental health. Mandy goes on to describe a range of activities and ideas for young children, including strategies for helping families. They explain about the background behind their new book and the character Wellasaurus.