A Helston primary school teacher will say goodbye to pupils and staff at the end of this term to expand her business.   

Peta Lawlor has been a teacher at Parc Eglos Primary School since 2008 and has taught hundreds of pupils of all ages as well as being a mentor for new and trainee teachers.  

Before she trained to become a teacher, Peta had worked in the travel and retail industry and banking. However, she decided she wanted to train to become a primary school teacher and attended Christ Church University in Kent.

Once she had finished, Peta returned to Cornwall where she grew up and secured her first teaching role at Parc Eglos.  

Falmouth Packet: Peta has taught several year groups and taught Jenson (pictured) when he was in foundation class Peta has taught several year groups and taught Jenson (pictured) when he was in foundation class (Image: Kate Lockett)Throughout her time at the school, Peta has taught a range of year groups. During the Covid pandemic in 2020 and 2021, Peta worked with children across the school and in the school’s nursery during lockdowns.  

The mother of two has also walked alongside Parc Eglos pupils on Flora Day, something which Peta described as a “very proud moment”.  

However, Peta will now leave Parc Eglos at the end of the autumn term to focus on her young family and expand her business, Tiny Toes Baby Classes which launched in 2018 as a hobby. The classes which are currently run in Helston and Falmouth, are aimed at both parents and babies.  

Falmouth Packet: Peta will now focus on expanding her business Peta will now focus on expanding her business (Image: Peta Lawlor)Although she is sad to be leaving the school, Peta is looking forward to the future of her business. She said: “I have had a great 15 years here at Parc Eglos.  

“I have enjoyed working with the children, making a difference in their lives.  

“Every day is different, and working with the children has been so much fun.”  

Peta teaches a variety of different classes and workshops including baby yoga and massage and sensory, stretch and sing classes. She also hopes to expand the business to other parts of Cornwall and to provide yoga and well-being classes for toddlers and children.  

Baby massage classes across Cornwall have become increasingly popular over the past few years and are a beneficial way to promote improved physiological, cognitive, emotional, and social development in babies.  

To find out more, visit Tiny Toes Baby Massage, Yoga for Babies & Baby Workshops on Facebook or by visiting www.bookwhen.com/tinytoesbabyclasses