My name is Allie and I am the face behind the website.
I have been working with children since I began my studies in 1997. I graduated in 2002 with honours receiving a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies and have since been employed in the UK, Japan and the USA. My career in Early Childhood studies has allowed me to experience many roles. I have been a Preschool Teacher, Preschool Program Coordinator and Senior Nursery Nurse.
I am blessed with two beautiful, intelligent and creative daughters. I have had the pleasure of homeschooling them from 2005 to 2011. Being home with them also allowed me to nanny and run a small home preschool when we needed a second income. I enjoy every second working with children (and being with my own), seeing them unravel the mysteries and reveal the treasures around them!
I met my Husband whilst working in Japan, we married in the UK and moved to Texas, USA. Since 2011 we have come back to Wales, UK. My Husband is an active partner with our educational creations (although you will never see him). He is an Elementary Teacher with a Masters in Education, and often my go-to artist for projects!
I created Itsy Bitsy Learners in 2008 as an avenue to showcase some of my education ideas. It was during this time I started learning how to make educational resources for my eldest daughter. She could read at age 2 years and 9 months. It was very difficult to find materials that suited her particular needs. Two years later I then took a leap of faith and began creating for the public. Supported by my husband I then launched Educational Creations in 2010!
I haven’t looked back since . . .