Our Story

 Steph and Ngaire

Steph and Ngaire

Your Big Wild Imagination is a place where ideas and creativity are unbound.

It’s a space for children and adults to create with freedom, expression, confidence – and mess! 

We’re Ngaire and Steph, friends and early childhood teachers who met while working at an early childhood centre. We recognised in each other a shared passion for the limitless benefits of art play. Knowing there is often not enough time, space or resources to provide creative play for children at home, we started Big Wild Imagination.  

We bring a combined 15 years experience of early childhood education to our art workshops and events. Steph has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and an Advanced Diploma in Interior Decoration. Ngaire has a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and we each hold a Working With Children Check and Senior First Aid Certificate, including Asthma and Anaphylaxis training. 

Life is busy. Children don’t get a lot of time to imagine and create without expectation. That’s why our workshops focus on the process of creation, not the outcome. Art play is about being immersed in creativity without restrictions. Given the space and time to explore sensory experiences, children develop a huge range of skills - from critical thinking to collaboration, independent, problem solving, confidence, expression and beyond.

We are passionate about creating environments and experiences that stimulate interest and fascination in children. Seeing children discover textures, form ideas and experiment with colour, motion and technique is our delight. 

As you can tell, we’re not an art school – we’re SO much more!

Happy creating, 

Steph & Ngaire xx

 
 

With over 15 years experience between us, in both home and centre environments, we have developed Big Wild Imagination to allow children the creative freedom to learn through their play. We believe the process of creating, and the ability to do so without inhibition is where the magic lies and also develops the life long skills. 

Steph has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and an Advanced Diploma in Interior Decoration. She has a current Working with Children Check and Senior First Aid (including Asthma and Anaphylaxis training).

Ngaire has a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education. She has a current Working with Children Check and Senior First Aid (including Asthma and Anaphylaxis training).