Welcome to our Take A Moment Blog!

We’ve developed this space to share our insights and experiences as parents, educators and professionals working in pre-school and primary edutainment.  We hope this blog will support and inspire you with fresh and useful ideas to help your young family learn and play together. This will include regular features and advice from our resident educational expert, Rachel Higginson.

Meet Rachel Higginson

Hi there, I’m Rachel Higginson. I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer and spent my younger years wanting to be an actress. However, after doing a Theatre degree I realised this was unlikely to be the reality and so I enrolled on a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education). On my first day I sat in front of a year one class to read a story and realised I had stumbled upon my true vocation. As I closed the book and looked at those gorgeous little faces I felt tears roll down my cheeks, this was it. I loved teaching. I moved up the ranks and qualified as a headteacher...
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7 Top Lockdown Tips

7 Top Lockdown Tips

Top Tips For Living In Lockdown I guess you may be a little like me right now, trying to remain positive but viewing each day as a...
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Play Based Learning

Play Based Learning

Time To Play Child led play... your house is the toy!!! The way in which children investigate and are curious about the world is spellbinding… I always...
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Fun To Learn Magazines

Fun To Learn Magazines

Early Learning Fun! Spending quality time together doesn’t have to be about exotic travels or expensive days out. Sitting down with a child and reading, colouring or...
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FREE Fun Activities

FREE Fun Activities

FREE Activities, perfect for home schooling! So many of us with children now at home are desperately looking for educational material to keep the kids engaged with...
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Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds

  HUNGRY LITTLE MINDS! Redan is proud to support Hungry Little Minds. We have two activity sheets to download, Host A Tea Party and Let's Have Breakfast....
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