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Winchester mums are turning toddlers into professors
1:40pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
TWO mums from Hampshire are starting a new venture to bring science to toddlers, in an effort to expand the teaching age.
Emily Whyte and Sophie Allnutt were inspired by their chemistry background to start a new business to introduce children to science. The pair, from Winchester, are concerned that those aged between two and four years would not experience the subject until school age.
Emily said: “The council have seen our future potential and have given us a business start up grant to help us get some of the equipment we need.
“We are hoping that we can eventually franchise these classes nationwide with Winchester as the model.”
The two met at the Eli Lilly pharmaceutical plant in Basingstoke before being made redundant when the plant closed six years ago.
Emily has three children, Alice, aged six, Molly, five and Jess, two, while Sophie is mum to Addie, aged six, Zach, four and Jamie, two.
Launching after half-term, Mini Professors has been awarded £1,000 as a start-up grant by the county council and offers a mix of music, stories, videos, experiments and the fun of dressing up in lab coats.
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