I was a local Primary teacher for many years here in Inverclyde. I then moved to America to teach at The British International School of Chicago, before undertaking the opening and running of the 1st International school in Sicily, where I was Head Teacher.

At the start of the year in Sicily, the children aged 3-5 spoke no English at all. By the end of the year, the difference was astonishing – not only could they speak English, but they could write letters and knew all of their numbers! Our children are capable of so much if they are just exposed to it.

Little Genius originated as I sat teaching my eldest son Mikey his letters and numbers, and it dawned on me that I could be doing this with so many more children.  Life is so hectic, with parents working long hours and trying to juggle kids, jobs and life in general… it is difficult!

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It is with great sadness I have to write this.....

We at Little Genius support ALL children, we DO NOT support AGGRESSIVE OR VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR...

Over the weekend disgruntled parents who could not accept the fact their child's behaviour and aggressive and violent outbursts during classes were something we would not tolerate in our classes. AND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM BEING AUTISTIC.

They have taken it to social media-posting their nasty reviews (which THEY have now removed and shut their Facebook account, though I'm sure many of you saw) on public groups to be shared and discussed, clearly trying to damage our Business and my personal character. There is a photograph of me and slanderous remarks about the Business and also personal attacks on my character. Needless to say they only shared their review and not my response...

For anyone who knows me or anything about our classes they know how passionate I am about what we do and how many children we help each week! This has absolutely disgusted me as they are using the label of Autism and insinuating we are discriminating. I want to make 1 thing crystal clear! WE CATER TO ALL CHILDREN PROVIDED THEY ARE NOT VIOLENT OR AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS OUR CHILDREN AND STAFF.

We are not a government nursery and we do not have to tolerate this behaviour! We are a small tutoring company, we teach Maths and Language. THAT IS WHAT WE DO!

The matter is now in the hands of our lawyers as this is simply disgusting and completely shocking behaviour. Such a sad day when someone finds this acceptable behaviour 😔

On a positive note this is one of our fabulous Autistic mums review about her son who has been coming for 2 years 💙.

Ashley X
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