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My Family Week 2017 #MyFamilyWeek

Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd October 2017

My Family Week celebrates families of all shapes and sizes, allowing children to tell their own story, about their own family in their own voice.

My Family Week is a reflection on what family means in the modern world and is the brainchild of international Early Years trainer, author and consultant, Laura Henry, who has worked with children and their families for three decades.

My Family Week is celebrating the uniqueness of every family, using the characters from Laura’s popular children’s book series Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran as inspiration.
As part of the week, settings, schools, parents and wider families can take part in a range of activities to help children to tell their own stories.
Stories will be shared and developed online using a variety of social media platforms.

Support for My Family Week:

“I simply ADORE this idea! Families come in all shapes and sizes and celebrating diversity and variety means we accept and […]

Childcare sector unites for Grenfell Crèche

International award-winning Early Years expert, Laura Henry, who was brought up in North Kensington, is using her influence and experience in the childcare industry to coordinate resources to help the Grenfell Crèche and local community, which is now without a base following the fire in Grenfell Tower. This also, extends to supporting the local community. 

Laura is acting as the lead to coordinate national support on behalf of Early Years providers.

Laura is encouraging colleagues to continue to donate to the Grenfell Crèche, which currently has no permanent base. All donations can be made through the link below, and if any setting/school is taking part in the #GreenforGrenfell today, please could they consider donating to the Grenfell Crèche. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/grenfell-early-years 
Laura is compiling a database of colleagues who have kindly offered practical and physical help to the Early Years, play and youth sectors. A range of skilss are needed including play therapy, trauma, well-being, welfare, play […]

Neuroscience with Ruby Wax

I’m delighted to have delivered a key-note speech (NEYTCO) alongside Ruby Wax and other influential speakers at this ground-breaking conference on Early Years neuroscience.

Sharing a small clip from the day: Please click

Development checks

I was delighted to give my expert opinion on BBC Radio on an administrative issue in Gloucestershire, that has had an impact on babies.

Please click on the link to listen: 1:09 in






Play Poster

I am delighted to be selling this inspiring poster, which shows in detail what children ARE learning when they play!


To purchase a copy, please email: admin@LauraHenryConsultancy.Com


Baroness – SEND

I am extremely pleased that Baroness Hollins, has personally endorsed this bespoke research based Early Years SEND training.

“I am delighted to endorse this event. I’ve known Cristina and her work for many years, and value her passion for empowering people of all abilities. She is an excellent trainer, bringing a positive and motivating approach that inspires people to build communities where everyone can belong and everyone is valued.”

Sheila Baroness Hollins

Early bird discounts are still on offer!

Please see the link for this course, for further information and to book:

Research led SEND training, with a world renowned SEND specialist:

I look forward to working with you ALL again.

Mindfulness in Schools – Canadian Radio Show

I was delighted to discuss mindfulness in schools, with Leslie Roberts, of CJAD Montreal, News, Talk, Radio Canada.

Please listen below:



Mindfulness in Schools

I was delighted to contribute to this article in the Guardian newspaper.

New!! Free Podcasts!! Laura Interviews Early Years Leaders

In this new podcast series, I’ll be interviewing a range of Early Years leaders – from the UK and further afield.

These leaders will include managers, senior staff, head teachers, directors, childminders, owners and other educators whose practice and/or approach is inspiring and should be shared.

The beauty of these podcasts is that you can listen to them anywhere: on your phone, tablet or computer – it’s literally training on the go!

Podcasts can also be shared more widely, such as for induction programmes, training days and staff meetings.


I’ve also produced a reflective log that supports professional development, where listeners can record their reflections and state how they may act on what they’ve listened to in order to improve their practice. If you would like to complete the reflection and receive a certificate to demonstrate your commitment to professional development please email admin@LauraHenryConsultancy.com and we will email you the reflection and issue you […]

NMT review of my book

I am delighted with the review of my Children’s Book, Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran, All in a Week in the recent edition of NMT!

If you would like a copy – you can purchase from my online shop or Amazon