Story Imagin-ory has been running for ten years in Leicestershire. An innovative and lovingly nurtured small business, who's heart is in encouraging children to be excited about books from birth onwards.
Freya Snow is the Founding Director of Story Imagin-ory.
"For 8 years I worked as a Speech,Language, Communication and Literacy worker for under 5's. My role was to support vulnerable families and encourage them to share books with their children from birth in order to increase future educational achievement"
During this 8 years Story Imagin-ory was designed and implemented as a way of engaging all children in the magic of stories, and providing different ways of exploring books in non conventional ways.
"Extending stories past the reading element allows children to think about what they have just seen and listened too, and then bring it to life through a multitude of activities. Our sessions allow all children, whatever age or ability, to access books and stories in their own special way'
Story Imagin-ory was taken into the private sector in 2016. Running the business single handed for the best part of a year (with a baby in tow!) Freya brought Story Imagin-ory to the masses.
Freya leads the classes in Wigston and Kibworth, as well as all the admin and management of the company. Mum to Alby, and a true children's books fanatical.
Sadie joined the team Spring 2018. She had been one of Story Imagin-ory's longest customers, and knows the classes inside and out. She's watched our journey and we are now delighted to have her as our class teacher for Stanton Under Bardon and Birstall.
Strong, no nonsense, but turns into Miss Honey when she teaches. Sadie has enough knowledge and experience to run the company standing on her head. A former teacher, trainer and special educational needs professional. She pulls me into line, and soon lets me know if i'm doing it wrong. Sadie will be overseeing planning, to make sure it's up to scratch, is relevant, and meets all communication, language and literacy needs for the under 5's. And she loves tea and shoes, especially a bourbon.
Sadie will be overseeing and developing our SEN sessions.
And last but not least we have TWO new members of staff starting Autumn 2018 - watch this space!
Together we make up Story Imagin-ory, a business with a conscience. Using at LEAST 50% of our profits to provide vulnerable children across Leicestershire with access to books and early literacy support. Read our Giving Back to the Community to find out more.