“I highly recommend this course to anyone on the fence – it is the richest parenting course I’ve ever come across.”

“I have found all of your courses have improved our family, but I suspect I will look back on a Beautiful Childhood as life changing.”

“I feel like your course is the best thing I have done since becoming a parent. I absolutely loved it. It’s opened my mind and my heart to my girls in so many ways and allowed me to invest my time and heart into them, and not feel shame and doubt about wanting to give them my best or allowing them to see my worst. Thank you!”

“Isn’t funny how being inspired can make you feel? I feel awakened and confident in my abilities and knowledge as a parent and practitioner; and that is with thanks to Eloise.” (You can read her full review here!)

“Thank you very much for the Beautiful Childhood course. I have learned so much and have really enjoyed getting to know these different approaches and philosophies. It feels like just the beginning but I am enthused as to where this will continue to take us as a family.”

“I am so thankful that I found A Beautiful Childhood Course. I was longing for something that was more eclectic, peaceful and less dogmatic and something that I could customize to meet our families needs. You helped to confirm that I can follow my instincts as a mom and lay a broad feast for my child. I somehow started believing that I had to follow one approach to learning or I would fail and my daughter along with me and now I know that I can pick and choose what works for us and enjoy the ride. Thank you so very much for speaking to not only my mind but my soul. I am very appreciative. I have to add that I am still so surprised at the amount of information and lifelong access you provide for the price. The benefits far outweigh the cost. You are truly giving us a gift.”

“Thank you for this course! It was truly the most inspiring online course I have ever taken. I loved the beautiful materials and the pacing – I felt like it is just the right amount of ideas to digest each week, also I really enjoyed the mix of resources (handout, videos, podcasts, blogposts…). You did an incredible job of making all concepts and philosophies accessible and appealing, and your own ideas, reflections and examples added a richness I never would have gotten by just reading “all the books”. The Facebook group is an amazingly kind, supportive and gentle place that I will definitely return to again and again. My husband joined in on the course and stuck to it because he was just as drawn into it as I was – we had so many great conversations thanks to your thoughtful questions. I love how non-dogmatic you are and that you really encourage us to think deep, take what fits our family and leave the rest. Finally, you inspired us to actually implement some small steps each week and we are still inspired to do more. You were always available for questions so that it felt tailored to us, I so appreciate it. I see myself returning to these materials and this community again and again. Thank you for all the work and passion you poured into this course, it really has an impact on us!”

“This course was all kinds of inspiring. Before the course when pondering all the different types of educational philosophies, and how to incorporate them into our lives, I felt so overwhelmed and confused as to what had meaning for our family. Eloise makes each focus for the week so easy to understand and makes everything so accessible. This whole process has been incredibly supportive and nurturing, being in a group of likeminded parents has been invaluable when implementing some of these approaches in our own life. Eloise was always on hand for advice and tailored support on any areas that were difficult to understand, or just to offer a lovely supportive comment as you worked through. I highly recommend this course to any parent, it has completely exceeded my expectations and I am so excited to use much of what we learned as my daughter grows.”

“I just wanted to say that this course is exceeding my expectations in ways I can’t even describe. It is by far the most valuable course I have ever taken since becoming a parent. I am loving the deep dives into the various methods and philosophies, pulling resources and making small changes into our daily life. My implementation of it is not perfect and will require multiple iterations but I feel so happy and empowered. I have also never met an online course instructor who is as generous, honest and knowledgeable as Eloise! So, thank you for offering this to the world! Your contribution will shape the lives of many parents and children!”

“I love your course, there is so much knowledge and resources. In all honesty, I was very nervous when I signed up, afraid I was wasting my money. But this course has provided so much value and I’m so grateful for you creating it and providing the help and support across the weeks. I feel there is so much information to explore, I’ve only just touched the surface, so I’m very grateful for the lifetime access to work through it all. The videos and podcasts have been really helpful to absorb on the go.”

“Brilliant course as always. Loving it all a second time around: full of passion, information and energy that makes me want to constantly dive into the materials again and again.”

“I wanted to thank you for your Beautiful Childhood course, which I have recently completed. You have put together a thoroughly well-researched and inspiring course, which has empowered me to take an even deeper interest in philosophies of and approaches to child-rearing and education (I feel like a Masters in Education is now a new potential avenue for me to explore in the future). And while you couldn’t possibly have foreseen a pandemic in putting such a course together, I found taking it this year all the more valuable due to being at home with my family since March. My husband and I have already implemented so many positive changes in our parenting approach and home environment, since taking your course and reading Extraordinary Parenting, and I know these are both resources that we will revisit time and again. So thank you for the insight you have provided, and the genuinely thought-provoking discussions you have inspired this summer.”

“Thank you so much for this course! My husband and I learned a lot! We liked the questions on the first week, it was the first time we sat and start writing about what values we want for our family. We were already doing Montessori at home but we are really happy with the new additions to our rhythm. We’ve been reading poetry during morning time, we’ve been spending more time outside, our house is surrounded by living books, flowers, and candles, we’ve been enjoying art together, we are now more comfortable with loose parts play, and everything because of this course. Thanks so much Eloise! BTW, every week I was listening to the videos and I felt like a friend was talking to me so even though you don’t know me, I feel like you are a friend.”

“Thank you so much Eloise. I haven’t made it to the end yet but have been enjoying it immensely. I have picked up so many like nuggets that I am already using. What a fantastic wealth of knowledge you have and what a pleasure to be able to benefit from it.”

“Eloise provides an incredible wealth of resources distilled into approachable content. She caters to all styles of learning by creating both written guides and videos, in addition to a rich bibliography… In a few months time I’ve taken a deep look at the ways the parent-child relationship can manifest itself and learned so much about what children need to feel fulfilled as individuals. I didn’t think it would be possible to receive personalised attention in an online course but Eloise does Q&As that feel like mini coaching sessions if you take proper advantage of them! Thank you Eloise!”

“Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for this course! This was absolutely incredible and you just saved me SO much time in research.”

“Thank you for this course. The quality and the depth of the videos and guides were beyond my expectations, even though I’m already a fan of yours. You’re very generous with your time and it’s just a pleasure to see how committed you are to share your knowledge with us. You speak and write in a way that is clear, smart, straight to the point but never too simplistic. You always elevate the discussion and make me want to keep learning, keep thinking and mindfully enjoying every single aspect of this crazy wonderful adventure that is motherhood and parenthood.”

“Your beautiful childhood course was stunning. I took so much more from it than I expected to (having been fairly well researched) and having your insight was invaluable. Basically, if you’re doing it then I’m in.”

“I’ve really enjoyed the course. It’s been so informative and has taught me so much that I had no idea about until recently. It has given me so many ideas of things I can include in our daily lives, even as a family who isn’t homeschooling. I looked forward to the videos every week and the course handbooks are brilliantly put together and easy to digest. Thank you so much for opening up a whole new world of education possibilities!”

“I am truly grateful for all of the incredible work you do for families. This course has made motherhood feel more manageable and less lonely.”

“Thank you for such a thought provoking and enjoyable course and for being so available in supporting us through it. Really looking forward to working with you again.”

“I would like to say THANK YOU for this course. It gave me an overview of different alternative approaches to learning. I really appreciate the detailed guides you provide, other resources such as books or blogs you put at the end of each of them are so useful and let me go even deeper. And your videos? I feel inspired, I question myself, I get motivated and curious.  I can feel that behind all this is a lot of research done by you and your own experience. You don’t try to convince anybody that one approach is better than the other, instead you point out that each child is unique so we need to observe and propose him what we feel will help him grow.”

“I am very grateful for all your inspiration and for the great content you shared in this course. I am considering homeschooling and I took the course to get a better idea on the different philosophies and I feel I gain much more than a general view. You shared experience, insights, detailed information, valuable resources and it made me feel very empowered to do this journey. I enjoy the way you explained even difficult topics in a very clear way. Definitely there is a lot of information that I will keep on revisiting on the next months to keep on learning and implementing at home. What I really value is how throughout the course you asked questions to us so we could reflect on where we are, what are our family values and goals and how to find ways to do what suits best to our family without getting overwhelmed. This is something we sometimes forget in the everyday life but so important to keep coming back to this. I highly recommend this course to any parent! Thanks again Eloise. I have also signed up to the Rhythm course!”

“A Beautiful Childhood has helped me in so many ways. The depth of your knowledge in this area is just incredible, and having you talk so passionately about each philosophy not only helped me further my understanding of each school of thought, (and in some cases introduced them to me full stop!) but it also reignited my enthusiasm for alternative education and gave me the confidence to continue on this path. I think what is unique about this course is the way you approach learning Eloise. I felt after completing this course all the pressure I previously felt to ‘be’ a label or comply to a set of rules, (ie Montessori/Waldorf etc) just dissipated, and I felt able to incorporate and enjoy aspects from each of the philosophies into our lives. This has been so helpful to me as I often find myself feeling really overwhelmed about what it is I’m actually trying to achieve (do we do fantasy, or don’t we? Can I make my child’s breakfast, or is that stifling independence? And so on!) but now I am happy to pick and choose all the bits that feel right for my family, and go with the flow a bit more! It’s hard when, like me, you don’t have a close group of like minded parents in your daily life to bounce ideas off, meaning you’re left with only Instagram squares to compare to. This group made alternative parenting REAL, and that for me was invaluable.”

“Thank you so much for this amazing course! I have truly enjoyed it, and well, still enjoying it as I keep revisiting the group for the videos and materials. I have grown a lot as a mother thanks to the course, and well, in general to YOU! Thank you for being so generous with sharing your knowledge and taking the time to be the soul of all conversations here and in your main group. I love whatever you do: we feel that you put all your heart into your blog, your facebook group and your courses, and that parenting is a social issue for you indeed (not just a product you sell). It also means a lot that you don’t only offer knowledge, but also a real village, a tribe to belong to. You connect likeminded mums, and in many cases it is worth so much more than the actual knowledge. Whenever you’re going to have a new course, I’m on board!”

“I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Before the course, I was only familiar with Waldorf and Montessori, but this course has been very inspiring and mind-opening. It made me realise how little I thought I knew and that there are still many creative possibilities I could go for regarding my son’s education. Especially the Unschooling topic, all the information provided and discussed are very thought provoking, which remind me of how unsatisfied I used to feel about school when I was a teenager. It also makes me think, this is exactly why I took this course, that as adult I’m still a natural learner and I strive to continue to learn everything that is in my interest, and that would also be how I wish my son to learn, to always have the passion and desire to dig deeply into his interests. Thank you again, Eloise!”

“I got so much out of this course! I knew a lot about most of the various philosophies, but for each one still discovered new aspects and inspiration, and found new ways to weave the philosophies more deeply together into our version of a beautiful family life. I think the content is fabulous, I am so glad I jumped in despite being on the fence and think it is such a beautiful and valuable product you have put together for us!”

“Just wanted to thank you for all your amazing work on the A Beautiful Course. I loved being a part of it and all your research was fantastic. It was easy to read and digest and was on a level that worked where I had some existing knowledge and when I was coming to things as a complete novice. While I didn’t participate in the group discussions due to time and commitments, and trying to limit time on social media, I did really enjoy reading what other parents and yourself had to say, and found lots of experiences that I could relate to.”

“I’ve just finished the Reggio portion of the course (I was really excited to hear about this addition as it’s an area that I found a little hard to get a grasp on theory-wise) and I’m left feeling sad it’s all over! I bought your course on a bit of a whim as a Christmas present to myself and have been blown away at the depth and richness of what it has entailed. You are eye-wateringly (surely not a word but I want to say it anyway) well read and each week I’ve been so struck by the generosity and power of this course, especially in our current education and global climate. I dived into many parts of these theories, particularly when my son was younger, but never in such a cohesive and digested way, and I know I’ll look back on your beautiful guides for years to come!”

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for all your amazing work, both in the Beautiful Childhood course just these past few weeks and more generally. I feel so sad at the thought that I might not have discovered the beautiful thought cloud you are creating had my friend not mentioned you. I would almost certainly be a slightly different parent. I love the sense of company I feel when watching your videos – it’s so nice to hear from someone so knowledgeable and so personable. Both valuable and fun!
Thank you so much once again.”

“Thank you Eloise so much for this course. I loved it and I learned so much during the last weeks! My schedule wouldn’t have allowed me the time to do my own research so this detailed summary was just what I needed!”

“This course has been an invaluable experience. I’ve learnt a ton and I feel very motivated and curious to keep learning and trying & applying new things at home. This workshop has helping me not only to learn more, but more so — to deeply & sincerely observe my son, to see what kind of set up and materials, would be the best for *him* to thrive, regardless how much *I* might love this or that philosophy. and honestly, this has been the most important lesson for me. He is still very young (21 months) but I’m just so excited for him and what’s coming! Thank you, for everything, Eloise! I miss the course already! Here’s to a beautiful, slow and fun childhood!”

“I have really enjoyed this course and have appreciated the detail in the guides and your approach to making these complex ideas assessable via the videos. It has helped me see the parts of each which resonate with me and my values.”

“We are loving the course so thank you very much for all the work! In fact we enjoyed it so much we signed up for the next Rhythm in the Home one too.”

“I would just like to say a massive thank you Eloise. My husband and I are working through everything together with a view to how we wish to homeschool in the future and learning what things we can implement now. It’s been so insightful, informative and on a personal level got my husband involved a lot more in homeschooling for us. Up to now it’s been me reading materials and telling him about philosophies. We have sat at nights watching your videos, reading through materials and doing our own tasks to work out our way through homeschooling.”

“So grateful for the thoughtfulness and love you put into A Beautiful Childhood. I’ve learned a lot, reflected , and confirmed some of my beliefs on children development. My son thanks you and I do too.”

“I just wanted to say I’m immensely enjoying the course and will be sad to see it come to an end this week! It’s helped me massively with my homeschool vision and where I want to prep from here in readiness for another year or so.”

“The course ‘A Beautiful Childhood’ is so beautifully written and reflects such knowledge, and passion, from Eloise. The course is delivered in a way that makes complex philosophies become understandable, and manageable, as Eloise empowers you to incorporate them into your own lifestyle. I was so honoured to feature in the Montessori section of the course and I feel privileged to have learnt about other theories, such as Waldorf, from this course. If you want to open your approach to raising children to incorporate a delicate mixture of a multitude of alternative philosophies, then this is definitely the course for you! Thank you for all the work you do, Eloise, and for enriching the lives of so many children who will ultimately form ‘A Beautiful Society’.”

“I loved this course: well thought-through, inspiring, going beyond the ‘here is the theory’ with practical tips, interviews and a nice online community which is very supportive. I wish I had done it earlier! Eloise, you have created something really inspiring and I would love to re do it!”

“I have loved the course! Still a bit to go through but I feel my mind has really been opened to lots of different philosophies. I really feel in safe hands with you knowing the research that goes into everything.”

“I very much enjoyed the course, it helped me a lot to finally understand where things that I’ve been instinctively doing are actually coming from and what major philosophy/ideology is the underlying core. I feel I need to work on letting my son “be free”/not intervening too much and I got some very useful background info regarding this specific matter.”

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the Beautiful Childhood course. It really has made a big difference for me (and my son, hopefully!) – I’ve had a thousand ideas and even actioned a few! It’s helped me to be more thoughtful and intentional in my parenting. Loved your ideas and accessible explanations, loved the conversational style video recordings, loved having the Facebook group to nudge, prompt, share and deepen learning.”

“I really loved to follow your Beautiful Childhood course! It was interesting with a lot of new info for me. I liked the combination of PDF and video. My English isn’t very best so it worked well for me to read the new content before watching the video. The Q&A video’s were also interesting.”

“What a brilliant course. At the time that I took the course I knew of Montessori, Waldorf, forest school, unschooling and project based learning but learned so much more from you and discovered an absolute love of reggio art set ups. I’ve been able to bring something of all of the philosophies to our lives through your course. In the summer when you ran the course again, adding in the classical approach I watched along and updated myself on everything but, being heavily pregnant and with my older son not quite being 2, nothing really changed at home (other than my amazon book wishlist!). When I first took the course my son was just shy of 18 months old and definitely not a Montessori child, not in the way that I can see some children are, and also was not a Waldorf child, not fully. The value of this course though is that recently I’ve seen a change in him. Probably a developmental leap. In which suddenly he wants to do things for himself and work on practical life activities such as cleaning his own teeth, hovering up his own mess, setting the table, putting things away properly and carefully (Montessori). Equally, I’m seeing more of a Waldorf side to him in his love of certain aspects of our routine, loving candles at mealtimes, a sudden interest in painting (particularly with watercolours) and reciting rhymes and songs. We’ve created more of an art space with varied tools/resources/loose parts through my knowledge of reggio attelliers. After a couple of months with not much change (he’s been obsessed with trains and train tracks for AGES) we’ve had a massive rotation of toys and resources all carefully done with all the knowledge I now have I can go back to what we’ve done, rewatch videos, reread the workbooks and look at the book recommendations as my children change and develop and it’s just fantastic value for money!”