1394 Jennifer Murdoch 11/07/2022 EDIT PUBLIC PROFILE Your Profile Picture Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 256 MB. Your name(Required) Your pronouns (optional) Your occupation(Required) Include me in the Members Directory Include me in the Members Directory (recommended) Employment typePlease selectSelf-employedEmployedVolunteerStudentTrainee (includes Apprentices)UnemployedOtherEmployment type other (please describe) Business typePlease selectFreelancer (sole trader)Limited CompanySocial EnterpriseCharityEducational InstitutionPublic Sector OrganisationCorporationOtherBusiness type other (please describe) Business sizePlease selectMicro (0-9 employees)Small (10-49 employees)Medium (50-249 employees)Large (more than 250 employees)Your email address Your website URL Your Twitter URL Your Instagram URL Your Facebook URL Your LinkedIn Profile URL Your Etsy Shop URL Tell us a bit more about yourselfWhat do you do?Hi I’m Jen and I own Rainbow Playrooms - a Montessori-inspired play centre for babies and preschoolers. Play is zoned into 5 distinct areas: IMAGINE, CREATE, READ, SENSORY AND RELAX. Families explore various artists, cultures and themes together.What steps did you take to get where you are now?Taking my inspiration from the rainbows the created through the pandemic, Rainbow Playrooms has been the ultimate labour of love. Personally I left a long-held teaching career to venture into entrepreneurship during a pandemic. Some might call that crazy. Since trading began I have lost my dad and gone through cancer treatment and I cannot imagine doing anything else despite the stresses running a business entails. I started with a well-written business plan, a small start-up loan and a lot of passion and swagger! To get to now has been all about getting to know people, building good relationships, realising who the 'bad apples are' and simply doing your best.What type of creative opportunities are you looking for?As we work with families and young children on a daily basis we love working with other individuals and groups who can benefit this group. We are particularly interested in working with digital arts.Answer as many of the following questions as you like to enhance your profile pageMy dream creative collaboration would be...a VR company or artists who could inspire our BAME visitors.What does Wakefield mean to you?I moved here as a baby and grew up here hating it! I went to Bretton where you struggled to get a phone signal and could not wait to move away. I returned with my own family 10 years ago and see Wakefield totally differently! I love the place and get exciMy proudest momentTaking my daughter to Rainbow and watching her immersed in her own world.An unexpected thing about meEveryone thinks I am 'a good girl' but I spent a good deal of my life before teaching making a lot mistakes. I do think think this has helped me do what I do now though. I want children to realise their true potential without feeling the need to escape with drink and drugs and other unhelpful crutches. I believe we can turn things around by talking about feelings, being kind and offering the arts to all.Tick any that apply to youCreative Services Architecture & Planning Creative Education Creative Producing Design Services Graphic Design Marketing & Advertising Other Product Design Set Design Technical Production Creative Content Animation Digital Content Creation Games Design Other Photography Publishing Radio & Podcasts TV & Film Creative Original Apparel & Fashion Arts & Crafts Creative Writing Fine Art Other Sculpture Creative Experiences Dance Libraries Museums and Heritage Music Other Performing Arts Theatre Creative Digital App Development AR & VR Computer Networking Other Software Development Web Design Showcase your workYour video showreel Copy and paste the URL of your Vimeo or YouTube videoUpload up to 5 showcase imagesShowcase image 1 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your first showcase image Showcase image 2 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your second showcase image Showcase image 3 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your third showcase image Showcase image 4 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your fourth showcase image Showcase image 5 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your fifth showcase image CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.