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About Lab Tots


I'm Sophia Mitchell although my Lab Tots call me "Proff". I'm the owner and founder of Lab Tots, pre-school science.

I have a Masters degree (MSci) in Chemistry and have worked in various scientific industries for over 10 years. Whilst working, I was an active STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) ambassador, school governor and science tutor... roles that I really loved.

After a series of events (namely becoming a mum) I found myself wanting a change, a career that fitted in with family life, would make me a better mum and would be something that I was really passionate about.

I soon discovered that that there wasn't anything on offer for young children that covered science, so after much research, Lab Tots was born in 2015. Enthusing the next generations of young scientists is, in my humble opinion, of the upmost importance if we as a country are to remain competitive as a nation. I hope Lab Tots can help to start this immense journey of discovery, breaking down barriers and stereotypes to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Our mission at Lab Tots is to ignite a lifelong love of Science, getting children really interested in STEM subjects from a young age. So they are not just learning about the world around them, but they are practically experimenting, discovering and exploring scientific principles and concepts as well as their own ideas in an incredibly fun, interactive and engaging way.

We use science as a platform to support Montessori principles all the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum, giving that extra bit of magic that only science can!

Lab Tots bring a world of scientific adventure to you in a fun, enjoyable, entertaining and safe environment. Leave the mess with us and take the fun home with you!

At Lab Tots every session is different, comprising amazing jaw dropping demos like our rainbow geysers and rocket launches, hands on activities like our dino dig and space walk, physical representations like our path of least resistance obstacle course, polymer conga and good vibrations right through too creative, sensory play like rainbow rain, bubble mania and popping sherbet!

We believe that science should not be stuffy, boring or reserved for the class room. Science is everywhere and should be for everyone to explore and have fun whether you are 3 or 103!

So, why should your child become a Lab Tot?

Do you want to develop their curiosity in the world around them, nurture their understanding, introduce them to scientific concepts and principles from day one?

Do you want to improve their dexterity, reasoning, team work, communication, creative & imaginative problem solving, do you want them to become truly well rounded individuals – if the answer to any of these questions is YES, then Lab Tots is definitely for you!

Hope to see you soon...