About Us

Welcome to The Early Teacher! A small family-owned and run, children’s store for educational toys and gifts. 

I’m Chérie, an ex-primary school teacher, with over a decade of experience, having taught in England, France, China, and the USA. I’m also a Mam to two wonderful, noisy children, and wife to a very talented, tech-minded husband.

After the birth of our daughter, I decided that going back into the classroom full-time was no longer the life I wanted, and needed to find another way to follow my passion of helping and encouraging children on their learning journeys. With a lot of research, during the global pandemic, which forced everyone to stay at home for over a year, I thought, what better way to encourage learning and exploration than through play.

As a business we want to be able to offer parents, families, and friends somewhere they can go to find the best quality toys and gifts for their loved ones. Providing items that not only encourage learning through play but that are also sustainable and environmentally friendly. This is the world our little ones are going to inherit and we want to leave it in the best shape possible. 

So we have spent a lot of time researching different brands and looking at their position on making sure the items they create line up with our ethos. I am confident that the brands we stock are creating items of the highest quality, which are designed to last. Meaning your little ones can love and treasure them, before passing them on to their own children and keeping them as family favourites for years to come. 

We really hope you love what you see and if there is anything you need help with, don’t be afraid to reach out. You can pop us a message in a few different ways, via the contact us page, our Facebook and Instagram accounts or trusty old email.