how the adventure started


“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things” – Plato

I am a qualified primary school teacher and mum of 2. I have many years experience working with young children and I am very excited to gain lots more through Small World Adventures. My aim is to promote the importance of small world play to other mummies, daddies, carers and children alike. Whilst working in the education sector for over 12 years, I discovered the importance of small world play and what impact it has on children’s development and education.

Having my own children at home and watching them engage in small world play for hours on end gave me the final push to start up this whole new adventure. Who’d have thought a train track could occupy a 2 year old for almost 2 hours? No me neither, but I saw it with my own eyes. The sky is the limit with small world play.  

Lots of people ask me… “are you a franchise or is this your OWN business?”
My answer “I am not a franchise, this is my own little business, I started out from scratch, with 2 little people in tow, one being under 1 at the time, ” 
People always congratulate me when I give them the answer, which makes me smile. I don’t expect to be congratulated but it’s nice to know even my adventurers are proud! 😀
It’s not easy starting a business from the very beginning and it’s been a bumpy ride, but an exciting bumpy ride at that. Every day brings new ideas and i’m so excited to see what the future of Small World Adventures has in store.   Chloe x



Imaginative skills are supported through small world play allowing children to express thoughts and experiences into their play. Small world also offers the opportunity for children to build on their language skills, expanding their vocabulary and understanding. This type of play not only supports a range of areas for development, but also benefits the child’s independent play skills.