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Interview and Home Tour with Millicent of

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

Today's tour and interview is with Millicent of the Instagram account

I have been following Millicent for a while and I am constantly inspired by her. She makes me wish I could be a homeschooler! I think it is because she presents activities and ideas in such an approachable way. With every post, I feel the joy, respect and warmth that she and her son share. Her minimalist, yet welcoming, home is proof that minimalism doesn't equal cold and sparse. She explains some benefits and reminds us that less is more.

I am so excited that Millicent agreed to be interviewed because I think you will learn a lot!

Tell me about yourself...

Hello! My name is Millicent Edet, an early years educator but currently a stay-at-home homeschooling mum. I used to work as an electrical engineer until 9 years ago when I switched careers. Overall, I have about 13 years of experience in childcare and learning. I am Nigerian British and have been living in the UK for about 10 years now. I am married to my best friend from Uni and we have a beautiful son, Jedidiah; whom we call 'Jedi' for short. Jedi just turned four.

When did you first learn about Montessori?

Montessori education is well known and regarded in my home country, Nigeria. So, I have heard and known about the uniqueness and effectiveness of the Montessori method. When I discovered that my husband was a Montessori child after we started dating 13 years ago, I made a note to dig deeper and find out more.

He's had scholarships throughout his education journey (primary, secondary, Uni, Masters, MBA) and he credits his Montessori foundation as one factor that helped all of that. whenever I tell him he is so brilliant (which he is), he responds, "I just process things differently". This 'processing things differently', inspired me to begin implementing Montessori with my son when he was 6 months old and to embark on my training and qualification for 0-6, so I can be better prepared to support the learning and development of the young children in my care.

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How have you created a Prepared Environment in your home?

I consider the following when I prepare (and maintain) our home environment;