WELCOME TO: EMPOWERING LITTLE MINDS - EARLY YEARS & SEN, EDUCATION CONSULTANCY
Empowering Little Minds is a unique, Independent Education Consultancy, owned by Judith Riddell, an experienced teacher & Special Educational Needs (SEN) Specialist, Early years & Education consultant and trainer for charities, parents & professionals.
HQ is based in Riddell Wood, Ballynahinch N.Ireland, but training and sensory sessions are available throughout N.Ireland to provide personalised education services.
Riddell Wood is idyllically positioned in a private woodland outside Ballynahinch, only a 15 minute drive from Downpatrick and 35 minutes from Belfast or Lisburn. I have 1 indoor classroom specifically designed to create a homely & relaxing, stimulating teaching ethos to inspire & empower minds of all ages but also now have multiple outdoor learning areas and a BRAND NEW UNIQUE Woodland Classroom coming soon to use instead of my inside classroom to fulfil Covid-19 safety suggestions of learning more outdoors.
Empowering Little Minds Education Consultancy is flexible & multi-faceted, delivering teaching & training, both at HQ in Ballynahinch Co.Down & also throughout N. Ireland.The purpose is not only to empower children, but also to provide interactive sessions for older people (60yrs+) and training workshops on SEN strategies for charities, parents or education professionals.
OPENING BRAND NEW WOODLAND CLASSROOM & NEW PLAY AREAS.
NEW ONLINE PARENT TRAINING
NEW THEMATIC SMALL GROUP SENSORY & SIGN PLAY SESSIONS AT RIDDELL WOOD.
NEW PLAY SESSIONS FOR PRIVATE FAMILY HIRE.
49 Crawfordstown Road
Northern Ireland - UK
COVID-19 FREE WORLD-WIDE SUPPORT
I endeavour through this business to support the needs of children whenever I can. I always prioritise to put people before profit & since I closed my business on 15th March 2020, I have provided my time and expertise for free to many parents and teachers all over the world.
During Lock Down, I have given away over 30,000 FREE training & resource downloads to support people all over the world. I have not received any Government funding or support grants during this Covid-19 Pandemic, but still tried to prioritise the needs of the children to continue to facilitate support when I could.
Christmas Sensory Sunday Charity Event
on Sunday 23rd December 2019: 2.00- 5.00pm
WE would like to thank all that supported us with our first Charity Christmas Sensory Sunday event held at HQ on 23rd December 2019. It was a great success & created many special Christmas memories for all 30 families who attended, while also raising £400 for Mencap N.Ireland.
Each family had time during their 1 hour slot to enjoy our new tree house play equipment, as well as indoor & outdoor Sensory Play activities and an individual family visit to see Santa.
Altogether, we raised £400 for Mencap N.Ireland to support the Early Years Mencap centre in Belfast.