Playful Pathways

is creating Videos for Parents and Children
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Prime Patron
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As a $5 patron you’ll get my patron-only emails, access to the patron-only facebook group and access to the Patreon activity feed, where the community gathers, asks   questions and shares ideas.

You’ll also be able to access downloadable resources and guides AND submit ideas for future videos or specific   questions that you’d like me to answer. Tell me what you’re struggling with and I’ll aim to help as many as I can with direct response videos (like a parenting Agony Aunt). 

Thank you for joining the Playful Pathways community.

It’s going to be GREAT!

Chief Contributor
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You’ll get all of the $5 rewards PLUS you’ll be able to download the videos to watch offline and keep forever.

You’ll also get to participate in exclusive $10+ patron online Q&A sessions AND I’ll give you behind the scenes glimpses of how it all gets made (lots of chaos and tea drinking, mostly).

Thank you so much for joining us. 

Your contribution is huge!      

Super Supporter
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You’ll get all of the $5 and $10 rewards PLUS in recognition of your Super Supporter Status, you’ll get an acknowledgement in the credits at the end of the videos made while you’re a Super Supporter. 

AAAAAAND after you’ve been a Super Supporter for 6 months we’ll make you a personalised thank you or special occasion video message (e.g. birthday) for you or a person of your choice. It will be emailed directly to you and downloadable so you can keep it FOREVER!!! We’ll need advanced notice for this though, so we can make it and get it to you in plenty of time. 

Thank You.

Your support is INCREDIBLE!




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About Playful Pathways


Hello lovely people!

Welcome to my Patreon page. 


My name is Aideen and I’m an Australian Play Therapist and Parent Coach living in London.

Over the past 15 years I've worked with children and families in a variety of roles including as a teacher, nanny, children’s theatre performer and of course as a Play Therapist.

Over that time it’s become a real passion of mine to share what I've learned, so parents and children can enjoy happier, closer and more playful relationships with each other.

And so…


Playful Pathways makes weekly videos for parents and children. Check out this video to find out more ...

Though there's plenty of content for kids on the internet, I create videos that families can enjoy together and will hopefully inspire them to continue playing together long after the video has finished.


Playful Pathways is more than just video content.

We want to create a community of Parents, Teachers, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and other grown-ups that share common values. We believe that stepping into the world of children, spending quality time playing and engaging with them, is the best way to build bonds that will last a lifetime.

Patreon will be the hub of this community, where we can talk and share ideas, problems, suggestions and advice.

As a Patron you’ll gain access to the Patron-only activity feed where I'll share resources I've created to go alongside my video content and post updates on what I’m working on. Through Patreon I'll also be able to interact with you and you’ll be able to post questions and comments in the community board as well as interact with each other.

As a member of the community, I'll be looking to you for inspiration and ideas for future videos. I want Playful Pathways to be responsive to the community, so let me know what you're interested in or worried about. I'll aim to answer common questions or research popular subjects so I can share the best advice and ideas I’ve found.


As you can imagine, creating Playful Pathways takes a HUGE amount of time and effort. While we absolutely love what we’re doing, the reality is we can't create regular content indefinitely without the financial support of good people like yourselves.

We reckon we've got around 12 months before the cupboards are bare. In that time, we're hoping to reach a target of 200 Patrons in order to make this sustainable. And we know there are at least  200 awesome people out there in the world that believe in Playful Pathways enough to help fund us.


As you can see on the right, we've got loads of rewards to offer Patrons.

We hope to expand on these in the near future (we’ve got loads of great ideas up our sleeves) as well as be responsive to your interests and feedback, so if there's a reward you think we've missed, let us know!



Playful Pathways exists to help improve relationships between adults and children.

So in whatever way you can support us, whether you share a video through social media  or come on board as one of our Patrons, we’d like to thank you for helping to spread our message to the world.

With love, thanks and a big squeezy hug,

Aideen McCartney XXX

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The tea is on YOU!
We're getting our community going and you are the first group of people to help shape Playful Pathways. Your support is helping us to spend more time researching, writing and making the videos that YOU want to see. You’re also keeping us stocked up with tea, biscuits and cardboard toilet rolls (an essential creative material in the Show Me videos).
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 12 exclusive posts