About Me

I have been teaching for over 20 years throughout the primary sector, ages 4-12. The wealth of knowledge and skills I have aquired has enabled me to help thousands of children in the classroom. I have tutored children and teenagers for many years.  I am now training in how to enable children reach their potential through Play Therapy.

I have training in attachment, autism, anxiety, makaton, attention autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, working memory, and behaviour management.

My Story

In 2014, Teacher-tutor.co.uk was established and became known for individualised learning and care.

Through my teaching, I had always wanted to and enjoyed helping those children that struggled at school, many with needs.  I trained as a SENCo and enabled their voice to be heard as an Assistant Head.

In 2019, I moved to the West Country and used this opportunity to evaluate what I want to offer children.  The area that I decided to develop in my practise next was that of therapy.  Therefore, I began my training as a play therapist.  This will enable me to help children with emotional needs in more ways. 

MelanieMahony.co.uk was born to enable me to help children of all needs to flourish and grow.

Since 2019, I have been a SENCo at a couple of schools and now I am a foster carer.  My foster training has given me a great deal of insight into the impact and treatment of trauma.  My training for to be a play therapist has taken a little longer than I would have wished due to the Coronovirus, but we all have had our lives impacted by this.

This chapter of my life is just beginning and would love you to come on the journey with me.

Individualised, Customised ​Learning Plans

I am able to offer a fusion of tutoring and child led learning to cater for academic, social and emotional needs.

My aim is to provide them with strategies to traverse the stepping stones of childhood.

What we work on will depend on your child and what they want to achieve which we can set out at our initial meeting and adapt as we work together.

Once I have passed my certificate, I will be able to offer Play Therapy as a Theraputic Play Practitioner.  A leaflet explaining about Play Therapy can be found here.


I am based in Nailsea, North Somerset.

I am willing to travel within a 5 mile radius free of charge.  If you need me to travel further this can be be negotiated based on other clients on that day.