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Author, Educator, and International consultant, Lorraine works with a wide range of organisations both in the UK and abroad to develop toolkits for supporting the development of essential life skills and a can-do mindset in children from early years.


She has had a long term commitment with the Women and Work Foundation developing and rolling out an Enterprising and Life Skills programme for young learners in South Africa. For the last two years Lorraine has worked with the Bright Start Foundation in UAE, delivering workshops to families and educators, and supporting the launch of the first Excellence in Early Years conference for UAE and the MENA regions, taking place in Abu Dhabi in November 2019.


Lorraine is also Founder and Director of Enterprising Child Ltd, overseeing the strategic development and growth of the company.





Lorraine’s years of experience has led her to speak at a wide variety of events across the UK and abroad delivering key notes, workshops, and ‘in conversation with’ sessions, as well as fun, interactive sessions with children and families. These have included Toytopia in Liverpool, The National Education Show in Birmingham, Alexandra Palace Mums Show Live, The National Fiver Awards Ceremony, London, The Royal Geographical Society, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, and UAE family centres.


Her work and insights have been featured in national media (newspapers and radio) including Daily Express, Daily Mail, Independent, The Sun, London Evening Standard, Channel 5, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Sheffield, and Forbes, as well as digital platforms nationally and internationally including Working Mums, Time and Leisure, This is Money, Regus Connect.


Listen to Lorraine’s keynote speech “Rebooting Education: The Enterprising Child” at the UK’s National Crowdfunding conference, Royal Geographical Society, London.








Lorraine is author of two books, the most recent of which is The Can-Do Child: Enriching the Everyday the Easy Way published by ReThink Press. It is an inspiring and essential book for anyone who cares for, or works with, children from early years upwards, helping discover simple and practical ways help them develop essential life skills and a can-do mindset through everyday situations and opportunities. The book is highly regarded by professionals, and regularly features in the Amazon Kindle Top 50 chart for Parenting.


Her earlier book, Enterprising Child was published in 2012 to wide critical acclaim. It received 95% five star reviews on amazon.co.uk and 100% 5 star reviews on amazon.com




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This is an exciting time for Lorraine’s company as she works on extending the scope of its mission to realise the full potential of the business supporting parents and educators in nurturing children’s self-confidence, creativity, and drive to make a difference in world.


If you would like to discuss any aspect of Lorraine’s work or interested in her speaking or delivering a workshop, please contact her directly lorraine@candochild.com





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