Persona Doll Training was founded by the late Babette Brown in 2000 and registered as a UK charity in 2003 (Charity no. 1099315). Since then we have introduced the approach and provided training in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Australia, India, Turkey, Spain, Eastern Europe and South Africa.
We are run by a small committee of trustees, several of whom have worked in early childhood and primary education sectors in the UK for many years. They have used the Persona Doll approach with children for many years before becoming trustees. We also have a solicitor and a website designer on the team.
Over the years, we have received funding for specific projects from: Rowntree Charitable Trust (2003-4), Open Society Foundation (2013) and Prism Charitable Trust (2018 – 2020).