Diane has been working with children in many different capacities for over 40 years. She has a psychology degree from University of Liverpool. She has run a Playcentre for 5-16 year olds in Halton, been a primary school teacher, a lecturer in Health and Social Care; is a mother and very active grandmother. Diane set up Passion for Learning from the boot of her car 8 years ago and the organisation has grown steadily over this timeframe.
The children that we work with have complex needs so the work that we do is bespoke and designed to identify and break down every barrier that we encounter. Our individual volunteer support aims to help the children to overcome social and emotional challenges to learning and literacy. Our Enrichment Clubs give the children experiences that they would otherwise never have, connecting them to their communities and the richness of a world that many of them never see. Our large events open the door to the future inviting local employers to find different and exciting ways to raise expectations and show the children what they might do one day. Our outings enrich their lives with simple pleasures like their first trip to a beach and thrilling experiences like a night at a musical. We introduce the children to new situations and give them the confidence that they need to succeed.