For Teachers

Some days life as a teacher is just hard work.

You dreamt of being this inspiring, nurturing, creative force in the classroom but instead you find yourself with not enough hours in the day for all you have to do or your life outside! 

Teaching is an incredibly rewarding job but can also be overwhelming, consuming and undervalued at times. 

The challenges you face can change from day to day making you shift your expectations from being that uber-organised, kick-ass teacher to just surviving while promising to yourself to do better. 
Albert Eistein Inspiring teacher quote | you clever monkey

As a early career teacher, you might be asking yourself- 

Will this get EASIER? 

Am I NOT organised enough? 
I spend so MUCH TIME planning and searching for ideas and resources for my classroom. Will I EVER find a better balance?

I can see you nodding your head in agreement. 

Why? Because I remember feeling the same way but you have landed in the right place! Here you will get practical resources and teaching advice that can help you become the inspiring teacher you want to be.

YOU can be the teacher you dreamt of!
YOU can find a better balance between work and home!

WE can do it together! TOGETHER,WE ARE STRONGER.


'You Clever Monkey has a brilliant range of printables suitable for early years both for the home or the classroom. Visually appealing, inviting and fostering learning through play. As a Reception teacher, this site will be my first stop when I return to teaching from maternity leave!'     
Lauren Hunt, Teacher Types


I'm an Australian Early Childhood teacher and mum to three gorgeous children of my own. I returned to university to become a teacher when my youngest was two so I understand what a commitment teaching is - you do it because you love it. 

I believe that all children are unique and learn in different ways and they should be active participants in their learning. My goal, as both as parent and teacher, is to help raise thoughtful, resilient, curious children. 

I want to give children a childhood they will remember fondly.

But I found myself spending more time working than with my own family - other people children were getting the 'best' of me so I knew that things had to change.

I understand the challenge that teachers face in striking a healthy work-life balance while striving to be the inspiring, creative teacher they want to be! Imagine being able to achieve this.

Here, you WILL find simple ways to reach that balance without spending all your time or money!


Did you realise as many as 1 in 4 teachers leave the profession with in their first five years of teaching? There are many reasons for this attrition but studies have also shown that developing positive partnerships and having effective mentorship can make a significant difference to teachers in their early career as well as benefiting teachers at other stages in their career. What can I do to help?

Maybe you're one of the 55% of teachers who hasn't been able to secure permanent work after graduating shifting from contract to contract with any real support. 

Maybe you work at a small school without anyone else teaching your year level. 

Maybe you just want to find some ideas and resources for your classroom to help engage your students in their learning.

I am here to help inspire you when you've had that crazy, busy, horrible day. 

I am here to remind you that simple sometimes works best.
I am here to help you find your way through the maze of educational resources on offer.
I am here to help you look at things with fresh eyes to see their potential.

But for this collaboration to work, I also need to hear from you! You can contact me via our FB page, Instagram or via email