Hi, we are Gus and Megan. We are a husband and wife team. We have two beautiful children, Asher and Georgia. Asher is 2 years old and Georgia is 1 year old. We were part of the 2 under 2 club but thankfully that has passed and things are starting to get a bit easier with our crazy 15month old age gap!
We are both primary school teachers. Gus is a Digital Tech teacher and loves all things technical, robotics and gaming. He is in charge of all the technical aspects of the business. Megan is an early childhood teacher and just loves the creative side of things. So when the machine breaks, I throw my hands up in the air and yell for Gus.
We have a passion for education and seeing children grow and develop. We have loved watching our little man grow and use the skills and knowledge from teaching to facilitate his growth.
We are originally from South Africa. Megan taught in a Montessori school for 3-5 year olds for 2 years. Gus studied architecture and did his pilots license and taught people to fly. We then travelled to Hong Kong and taught English.
After working in Hong Kong, we decided it was time to 'settle down' in Perth, Australia. Gus started out as a relief teacher and Megan worked in a daycare at first which opened up our eyes to the EYFS and also again Montessori and the Reggio Emilia Approach. She then got a job in a private school as a Year 1 teacher. We both teach at the same school, our school is inspired by the Walker Learning Approach which is an incredible approach for children and gives them autonomy to choose their own learning.
We first created a small business called Beautiful Everytime which focused on Montessori Inspired Play Trays and this has very rapidly grown and caused us to branch out (did you pick up the wood pun there, haha). We are now expanding our business to a laser engraving and cutting business which allows us to do so much more.
We both LOVE wood and natural products, I'm also a lover of tan leather, I just love tan leather with everything, and so we will be incorporating these materials into our products, watch this space.
We unfortunately had to close Beautiful Everytime but now we will be known as Birch, Please! (as you can tell I love a good pun).
In everything we create and design, we will be true to who we are and what we love, we hope you love them too!
Thank you for joining in on our journey!