Julie and Mandy set up the business Mini Minds Matter UK in 2021 during COVID 19, after identifying an increased need to support pre-school aged children, parents and carers during this challenging time.

Julie, pictured on the right above, is a qualified teacher and nursery owner with over 25 years experience in the education sector. She has run her own business successfully for the past 18 years, looking after children in the early years’ sector. In 2020, during COVID, she noticed a marked change with more anxious parents, children and staff and thus decided to develop a growth mindset curriculum within her business.

Julie wanted to carry on the great work she had already been doing within nursery, supporting children by implementing mindfulness into her settings and a desire to reach more children and families through a dedicated program of support and resources.

Mandy, pictured on the left above, is a Qualified Paediatric nurse, with 30 years of experience in health and social care and has worked during the past five years as a health and wellbeing specialist, with children and families from education settings and social care to bring mindfulness, relaxation and emotional wellbeing to a wide range of children. She has thrived in this and continues to incorporate mindfulness into settings across the UK.