‘The session was all day and all ages of children had a good amount of Helen’s time and there was always something going on whether it be an activity, story or singing. I feel the session was very well organised and communication between Helen and nursery staff meant the day ran smoothly so I wouldn’t change anything about the day.’
– Cheryl, Kids Capers Day Nursery

‘Helen interacted with all the children and spoke to them using their names and had a great understanding of their needs. We couldn’t believe how well behaved and calm the children were and they all had such an amazing time. The time was well put together and they all went home very happy.’
– Gemma, Royal British Legion Club

‘The children found the puppets and the guitar really engaging. They loved Helen encouraging them to use their voices and join in with stories and songs. The children concentrated and focussed well on the shadow puppet theatre and were just fascinated by Helen and all her activities.’
– Cheryl, Kids Capers Day Nursery

‘Love the mix of stories and songs – really interactive and engaging. Lots of activities work really well for little ones. Thank you.’
– Parent, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

‘The children learnt to use their imagination, to be able to participate without worrying they were ‘too old’ to have fun and to interact together and share stories even though some have never met before.’
– Gemma, Royal British Legion Club

‘The children learnt that bees do not buzz from their mouths, how to plant seeds, learnt what a guitar was and how it sounded, they learnt concentration, focus, listening to instructions and patience and also used communication skills to talk about the songs and stories, ask questions, answer questions and comment on what they had seen and heard.’
– Cheryl, Kids Capers Day Nursery

‘Brilliant – thank you! Really interactive’
– Parent, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

‘Thank you for your energy on the day and all the details you added! It was fascinating to watch.’
– Esther, Parent

‘I honestly couldn’t fault it. The age range was quite vast and there was elements for all ages. The little ones got involved with their older siblings and sat quietly/participated with the story, song and Crafts.’
– Gemma, Royal British Legion Club

‘Thank you for your energy on the day and all the details you added! It was fascinating to watch.’
– Esther, Parent

‘Thank you so much for an utterly wonderful season of story stompers! You are an absolutely wonderful storyteller and have brought so much joy to every parent and child who has visited! It has been a complete pleasure to work with you on many levels.’
Helen, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

‘I think it was absolutely perfect and Helen was a pleasure to work with and see perform. The children absolutely loved it and learnt some classic stories and new twists on them. They learnt how to interact with the storyteller and when to get involved.’
Richard, Harefield Library

‘I was really impressed and would like to find opportunities to have you back again. The children had a wonderful time in their sessions with you. It was fantastic to see they safe space you created, enabling the children to be creative and take risks.’
Morven, Garden House School

‘They were engaged and active joining in stories and rhymes with a good range of stories told from different cultures.’
Sarah, Bligh Primary School

‘They were very engaged all the way through. The happy sounds and smiles coming from the living room were a delight. It was fantastic and they all had a wonderful time.’
Jess, Parent

‘They had a stimulating and absorbing storytelling experience which contributes to their global learning in all kinds of ways :)’
Ellen, Parent

‘I had lots of positive feedback from the class teachers and children. They were engaged throughout and responded well.’
Suzie, Hextable Primary

‘They learnt different ways to create their own stories which they were then enable to apply in their own independent work later on in the day.’
Morven, Garden House School

‘The drums were a great success. Thank you so much for organising!’
Teacher, Streetsbrook Academy

‘Wow – absolutely amazing! Loved the stories, jumping, waving and holding hands.’
Parent, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses 

‘The children have come away with great memories of stories that they were told. They have learned how to tell a good story and how to engage the people listening. They loved the actions, sounds and joining in.’
Aoife, Oaks Primary Academy

‘The children developed listening skills. There was lots of interaction and opportunities for response. They were fully engaged throughout.’
Suzie, Hextable Primary

‘Stories were told in an engaging way which captivated children.’
 Teacher, Grewelthorpe Primary School

‘The children absolutely loved it! The fact that that were all silent, eyes upon you speaks for itself. There were lots of learning points; how to tell a story, make it come to life with body movement, changes of voices and props. The children can impart this into their own creative writing, drama sessions etc.’
– Caroline, Oaks Primary Academy

‘The children were very engaged throughout the workshop. They enjoyed being creative and using their imagination to come up with their own stories. Imaginative, fun approach to speaking and listening, vocabulary building and storytelling.’
– Teacher, Somerville Primary School

‘Helen was superb! The feedback from my class was fantastic and having spoken to the other class teachers and children too they all really enjoyed it! We are a storytelling school and the way in which she acted out her stories and used music and props was inspiring for us all.’
– Teacher, Church Cowley St James Cof E Primary school

‘Helen was wonderful with the children and delivered an excellent Beatrix Potter Workshop’.
– Event officer, Bognor Regis Town Council

“All of the children enjoyed themselves.  The sessions for KS1 and 2 were well pitched and the children were enthused by the interactivity of them.”
– Amanda, Petham Primary School

“The older children told me that they loved the interactive shadow puppet performance – especially when they had made their own puppets”
– Helen, CATS Young People’s project, Maidenhead

“‘It was a pleasure working with Helen at our Summer Fair. She had a great rapport with the children and produced well thought out and researched stories, suitable for a range of age groups. I would highly recommend her for storytelling activities, and can’t wait for her to come back and do more sessions at THCP’’”
– Tess, Friends Of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

“We all loved having you with us and the younger children were able to spend a great deal more time than I had anticipated working on their crowns – you kept them focussed for ages. They were so proud of their crowns!”
– Helen, CATS Young People’s Project Maidenhead

“Helen effectively planned and resourced each session so that the day ran smoothly with no assistance needed from the teachers. I have no hesitation in recommending Helen to Junior Schools; her story telling sessions would lend themselves to any topic and they are a perfect stimulus to kick-start a topic and likewise a fantastic ending to a topic.”
– Mrs Kember – Assistant Head and Head of Year Six of St. Margaret’s Junior School, Rainham

“Helen is an enthusiastic storyteller who weaves together inspiration from the natural world with elements from her imagination to create engaging stories for a pre-school audience. The use of songs and movements helps her to keep the attention of her young listeners.”
– Beth, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

“Our children are not always the easiest to work with, but they really responded to you. I think the use of a few simple props worked very well – they seemed to enable the the kids to take on the story and play with it, engaging their own imaginations, which is a real achievement with autistic children.”
– Candida, Administrator at SIGNAL Family Support

“Helen’s activities were captivating and all children were fully engaged throughout the whole session. The session linked perfectly to our topic and the acted story was incredibly well presented and helped to further advanced the children’s understanding of Aztec beliefs.”
– E.Malyon (Literacy Co-ordinator)

“From her entrance as a brave aviator travelling the world to collect stories to the very end of each session she offered in our school, Helen had the children enthralled. Her stories were fun, diverse, and encouraged all the kids to move, sing, and act out with her.
She adjusted to different circumstances, and age groups beautifully, and was very sensitive to our needs from the very beginning. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, passionate, and patient storyteller.”
– Delphine, Churchfields Primary School PTA, Beckenham