The ‘Grannies’

The term ‘Granny’ is a gender and age free term! The ‘Grannies’ are women and men of all ages. We have had Grannies ranging from 24 to 78 years of age.  The initiative, which began in 2009, was originally called Self Organized Mediation environments [SOME]. The ‘grandmother approach’ was how the concept was explained to emphasize the warm, encouraging nature of the interaction. The media picked up on the word ‘grandmother’ and since it was a relationship via the internet, the term ‘Granny Cloud’ developed and stuck! The Grannies have ALL been volunteers, coming from many different countries in the world and English was not the native language for all. The Grannies came from different walks of life, including educators, engineers, scientists, architects, government officials and home makers. Some were retired, some were still working, but all had a passion for working with children.