Shoebox Café  
Private Tuition ~ Childcare ~ Healing Therapies

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Why choose me?

I'm a teacher, tutor, childminder, therapist and mum all rolled into one! 

Having thoroughly enjoyed being a Primary School teacher for the past 15 years, I have gained a lot of experience working with many families and children with a wide range of needs. Being a new mum myself, I can now fully appreciate family life in a completely new way. I strive to provide excellent care and learning support for all the children I look after, utilising my experience from my teaching career to ensure your child and you receive the best. I discovered a passion for Reflexology and complimentary therapies whilst travelling and living in Asia back in 2011, receiving some expert treatments myself. I felt the extreme benefits both physically and emotionally. Since then, I became fascinated with the body and mind. Since becoming a mum, I have grown to feel compassion for all parents I meet and support and decided to study Reflexology and Healing Therapies to be able to support them too! The whole family needs support, not just one or two members. Since 2015, my business has flourished and I simply love what I do! 

My Story

Love every minute of your journey, the ups and the downs. Treasure every precious moment, live, explore, laugh and love. 

How Shoebox Café was born...

This idea was created during a good old family discussion over skype with my parents whilst I was living and working in Asia in 2011. My mother and I were actually discussing how impersonal social media was making peoples' relationships. Whilst the idea of facebook has created more connections, we were missing the real face to face socialising element that seemed to be more and more difficult to arrange. This lead on to discussing Pen Pals and how great it would be if we could appreciate and make more effort to keep in touch with our friends via letters, emails and postcards again and how a personal touch can really brighten up somebody's week. From here, my father anecdotally retold a story of his little suitcase in the loft, that after 55 years, held a life's worth of memories (that actually happened to have a family of mice nicely nesting inside). We all remember and may still have a Shoebox underneath our beds with some of our most precious memories and how refreshed and connected you feel to the moment every time you take a peek and travel down memory lane. So we decided to use Shoebox Café, a place to make memories in a home from home environment, as the umbrella name to the services I provide to families. Our Café aspect applying to both the meals I provide children in my care that we prepare and cook together as well as the online community space created within my social networks which today is the way we collect, share and treasure our precious memories. 

Miss Rix - Teaching Abroad

After having taught in the UK for a few years, I decided to embark on an adventure and mix my passion for teaching with my passion for travel. I taught at a British International Primary School in Penang, Malaysia for 3 years. I met an extraordinary group of people from across the globe whom I am still friends with today. I taught a huge variety of children from different cultures (Chinese, Malay, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Thai, European and American). I learned so much from my students, their families and my colleagues and friends. I was lucky enough to travel to many places in Asia during my stay. Now I am back in the UK, I make sure my lessons and activities cover International topics. Technology has made our world a very small place and I believe it is crucial that children learn to appreciate and learn about different cultures and develop a passion for travel! 


In November 2015 I had my gorgeous son, Thomas! He teaches me something new every day. Watching him grow, develop and explore his world around him inspired me to become a childminder. He is a very happy and smiley boy and enjoys learning and playing with others. I feel very happy to be combining my career with tutoring and childminding which fits around me and my family at the same time. We look forward to you joining us in all the fun! 


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