Claire Russell

Claire Russell

Founder of playHOORAY!

Claire (she/her) is an Early Years Specialist with experience working with young children in schools in Nottingham and Bristol in the UK.

After having her little boy in 2014, she founded playHOORAY! to support and inspire an online community of parents and carers to play with their babies and young children at home.

Alongside videos, podcast, a book (The playHOORAY! Handbook), and a free app, she also has an online store offering a range of activity cards called playPROMPTS.


  • BA (Hons) Primary Education Early Years Specialism, Nottingham Trent University

Work experience

  • Founder of both playHOORAY! and playPROMPTS©️ since 2015