eBOOK – Engaging Environments Creating spaces for children that empower, inspire and create life-long learners.

(9 customer reviews)


In our first ebook ‘Engaging Environments,’ we take a journey to unlock how we create our early childhood environment, how we take a child’s natural motivation to learn and turn it into a place of wonder, a second home, a place for every child to simply ‘BE’
Our ebook is for anyone who’s life is touched by children; educators, practitioners, educational leaders, teachers, supervisors, coordinators, directors and of course, parents/grandparents.
We share an array of photographs of our space and we describe how we bring it all together.
Please join us on this journey of joy and discovery.


9 reviews for eBOOK – Engaging Environments Creating spaces for children that empower, inspire and create life-long learners.



    • carlene

      Thank you!!!! ❤❤

  2. Shannon (verified owner)

    This ebook is amazing!!! So much knowledge and insight! So many fun things that I can implement not only in our Early childhood service but so many things I want to do with my own children at home! Thank you so much for writing this! I can’t wait for more 🙂

    • carlene

      Thank you so much Shannon!! I am thrilled! ❤❤

  3. Sara

    LOVED this! So eye opening for me to look at the world from my children’s point of view and in a more magical way.

    • carlene

      Thank you my lovely!!! I absolutely love that you read it! It means the world to me! ❤❤❤

  4. carlene

    I hope it’s fixed now Julienne!! ❤❤

  5. Layla Chase (verified owner)

    I am a stay at home mother and always looking to improve my space for my daughter. As a long time follower, I was estatic when an eBook was released with beautiful pictures and fantastic suggestions for play areas. This eBook is lovely and educational.

  6. Mel (verified owner)

    Absolutely wonderful!! Such a great read with some amazing inspirational photos! Just lovely!

  7. Carol (verified owner)

    Dear Carlene, thank you for an amazing resource. It has helped me take my Family Day Care to the next level. Thank you for bringing the ‘Hugge’ and magic into my day care. I have learnt so much and I love your honesty and practical advice. I love your advice on using everyday materials, re-using, and repurposing. I have learnt so much and feel really inspired every time I read your e-book. Probably the main things as an educator is providing an environment that honour children’s interests, and remembering they are more capable than we realise. Also I have learnt to really embrace families and their different dynamics and recreating some of their rituals for the children. When I am programming or setting up I try and see things through a child’s perspectives, which means I’m often on the floor studying my spaces, or just playing in them. I am slowly letting go of some of my ‘Pinterest’ ways lol. I pride myself in getting the best for my day care children, without spending a lot, I have these beautiful tables that look amazing but aren’t practical, since I have read your book, I have replaced them with plain tables that the children can use better. Thank you for all your hard work and willingness to share some of your experiences, wisdom knowledge xo

    • carlene

      Carol, your words have really made my day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful review. I love how our ebook had influenced your practice so positively! It is a joy to hear!! ❤❤❤

  8. Suna Senol

    Hi Carlene, i am a montessori teacher from London UK. I am so happy that i came across to the pictures of your wonderful setting on fb. Since then i have been following you and very much inspired by the photos of your setting (thank you for sharing) when preparing our play room and garden (which is still evolving) for my kids. I was so excited about your e book and again it was
    Just as i was expected; amazing! and also so helpful to understand the ideas behind the environment and actvities you prepare for kids. I say it is a must -read for anyone working with children! Right now i am a stay at home mom, trying to support my two little boys as they grow, enjoying every moment and non stop play with them. I also want to thank you for emphasizing the importance of PLAY. Unfortunately nowawdays nurseries and even life are so much about academics and i think we need to highlight and shout out about the great and true value of play all the time. We need to let our children to be children.
    Thank you.

  9. Jo Lim

    Great read! Very helpful and insightful. Written with passion… sharing everyday experiences, tips and how to that other educators like me and parents can apply in their environment. 😊
    Thank you Carlene. 😘

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