Peas and Pod is so much more than a box, it’s an educational journey, carefully crafted for 3-7 year olds, that we hope will inspire your parenting and help to create seasonal rhythms and build family traditions

At Peas and Pod, we take our inspiration and approach from highly regarded early approaches to teaching and learning including Montessori, Steiner, Reggio Emilia and Forest School. The knowledge we share is delivered in an enjoyable, straightforward and manageable way, for both you, the parent, and your child. As you begin to explore our boxes with your child, we will guide you through the theory behind each activity, and the benefits each can bring in supporting key learning areas.

We believe in following the child, nurturing their creativity, and helping to develop independent thinking and confidence – these are probably the most important life skills they will need for their future world.

Let’s start at the very beginning. What is Montessori, who was Steiner, how does Reggio Emilia work, why is Forest School so popular and how do you work bringing these approaches together to deliver child-led creativity and blended learning?

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Our Story

Peas and Pod is a collaboration between Paula Woodman and Helen Griffiths

Whilst the classic interpretation of the phrase ‘peas in a pod’ is that all the peas are very similar – in fact, like snowflakes, all peas are individual and different.

The vision behind our name, Peas and Pod, reflects and celebrates this, with the peas representing the individuality and uniqueness of each child, and the pod providing the cosy home – a safe, nurturing, happy base and environment in which your child can grow, within a secure, gentle parenting platform.

Our Educational Framework

Our child-led educational boxes are designed to nurture children’s creativity and imagination whilst encouraging holistic development in key learning areas – encapsulating and celebrating nature and childhood in a framework of gentle parenting

Once deciding on the focus, the Montessori approach led the way in creating a child-led, hands-on learning experience. We offer Practical Life tools such as tongs, and little by little, with increasing control, your child will become more confident to use tools purposefully and build up their fine motor skills.

In Steiner, handcrafts are an important part of the daily rhythm – the teacher perhaps quietly sewing in the corner fosters curiosity. Our Parent and Child craft is a time to work together and introduce new skills. We want to ignite passion to learn more and offer extensions to perhaps revisit another day.

Reggio Emilia inspires our creative process and helps us to give your child rich experiences. We offer both a child-led and a Parent and Child creative project in each box. Once you’ve helped to set up the child activity, step back and let them explore, and remember it’s about the process, not just the end result.

Each box contains a Forest School activity for your child to take outside, designed to engage children with nature and enable connectivity and calmness. Whatever the weather, spotting different wildlife and creating adventures under trees, uses both physical and creative energy and helps build confidence and happy childhood memories.

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