Ann McLauchlin's interest in children's literacy began when her own children were at primary school. She embarked on a general arts degree and this eventually led to her qualifying with distinction as a primary school teacher. She has 30 years experience in early years education. Ann founded Aberdeen based First Class Nursery in 1996.
She enjoys her retirement globe trotting, wine sampling and topping up her Vitamin D intake.
Super girlie girl Jill Law, Ann's daughter and a mum herself was the managing partner at the 67 place nursery. Previous to this as a horse enthusiast she studied a BSc in Agriculture. Since the sale of First Class in 2015 Jill has gained experience in event management, voiceover work and compared at The Scottish Kids Show, women's lifestyle and wedding exhibitions with editorial published in a number of local publications. Jill relishes her dream job as a Humanist Wedding Celebrant marrying couples around Scotland.
We just LOVED writing Fa-ra-ra boom-de-ay! One of the best types of children's books is one that's as rewarding to its creators as it is to the reader! (Ann)
Fa-ra-ra boom-de-ay! was a labour of love. It allowed the child inside of us to come out and explore! We want to inspire young children to read, create, fantasise and dream... (Jill)