School of Play was founded by close friends and colleagues Ryan Harris and Sophie Wolfendale in 2019.
Their story began 10 years ago when they first worked together in the kids club at David Lloyd Trafford. They developed a tremendous connection that stemmed from having a passion for providing exceptional childcare.
In 2016, Ryan set up our sister company School of Sport, whilst Sophie gave birth and became a working mum to her now 4-year-old little boy. A year later, Sophie came into the business, bringing her vast amounts of expertise and knowledge in the childcare industry.
After coaching sport in over 40 primary schools in recent years, both Ryan and Sophie noticed the need for a high-quality, wraparound childcare provider that would offer exceptional care and value for money.
They both share the same values that define the organisation and continuously ensure the whole team are buying into their ethos of over-delivering. These values provide a framework for decision making and are integrated into every area of the company.