The Educational Warehouse
How We Started
The Educational Warehouse started out as our children's home-schooling project. We were offered by a retired teacher her 28-year supply of workbooks and teacher manual and it was far too much for us to use. We decided to set up a mock business for our children to learn from by sell these second-hand resources back to home-schooling families. The children learnt about many aspects about running this little business by using their Maths skills to work out profit and loss, English skills to write descriptions for each product, Social Skills to communicate with clients, promotional skill to get new clients and make sales as well as many other skills to keep it running. But we quickly ran out of stock, so they had to source more, and we found out very quickly that there were many families looking for these resources. After three years we decided registered the business, started to import curriculum from the USA and research Australia suppliers to create a selection of different resource that home schoolers were looking for. We also started to see that classroom resource were sold in 30+ items but this was far too much for home-schooling families so we started breaking these up so that families could have access to these resource at reasonable prices. We now have over 7000+ lines new and used and increase all the time as we are looking for new resource that we know home schoolers can use in teaching.
Due to my husband in 2016 year become very ill due to a stoke and then cancer the following year, he no longer can work as a licensed plumber. We had not choice by to turn this business is our sole income. I truly think we were blessed to have this income, or we would not have survived through his illness. I love working in this business as I have gotten know many home-schooling mums, dads and families and many who are first time home schoolers who are lost in which curriculum to use or how to start. I welcome anyone who needs help to please call me on 0410 711 313 as I know how it feels to be just starting out. I would love to share my knowledge and help any family to start their journey in to home-schooling.
In 2021, I was diagnosed with Focal Epilepsy, and this is being an adjustment for me as never been sick like this before. I am very thankful my partner is recovered enough to help me with the business now. It is a team effort for us and glad we love being together.
A Little Bit About Me
My name is Neralea, and my real passion is language and literacy. I am dyslexic and so is my son, but it was me who taught him to read and spell. This was why we home-schooled as mainstream simply was not working for my son. I decided to teach my son to understand the English language by teaching him all the rules to he gives him a better understand of how this language worked rather than teaching sounds. Teaching sound simply would not work for him as he had issues with hearing the sound in the language (auto-processing disorder). My sons’ journey to learn to read and spell took many hours as we had too revisiting many concepts as his working memory would not retain the information. Today my son is 21 years old and can fluently read and is a fairly good at spelling (this was the biggest struggle for him to encode - spelling). But not only did this help my son but it also helped me too as I am now a better speller and reader since teaching him. I never was taught the whole language and it would have been so much easier if they had as I would have had a better understanding how thing went together.
Therefore, we started to import All About Learning (Reading & Spelling) as both programs gives children all the rules, tricks and understanding of how this language works. The programs are not only great for children who are struggling to read and spell but can be used for any child. As your probably can see by these few words, that I have a huge knowledge in this area and again will away have time to spend talking to families who need help in this area. Many children struggle to read and spell which can be a huge stress for families not knowing what to do or where to go as I too have been there with my son.
We home-schooled both our children through to year 12 and we enjoyed every bit of it (well not the days it all went horrible -we all have these). One child is now in a stable job and the other working part-time and studying. What I take away for this experience is we are a very close family, that values each other, and I put this down to the years we were home-schooled. We had to become a team, or it would not have worked. Out team learnt to support each other and be tolerate of the things that each of us were different.
My husband and I have been together for 30 years and have two children aged 21 and 19 (both still at home - well one left only to return!) and one little dog call Neo. I. We live on the Gold Coast and enjoy many afternoons on our deck which has views of the coastline, having a cuppa with friends and family.
"Make today be so awesome, yesterday gets jealous"
High Quality Educational Products.
The Educational Warehouse specialises in resources for primary and secondary grades for classrooms and the homeschooling environment. We carry a range of new and second-hand resources on a wide variety of subjects that we continue to keep adding to each day. With our used resources we don't sell anything that we would not use ourselves, and list condition as the following:
Brand New: Not used at all
Like New: Used with no visible marks inside or out
Very Good Condition: Used with visable marks on either cover, bent corners, or some pencil marks within the book up to 4 pages.
Good Condition: Number of faults like loose pages, crease marks on cover or pages, bent corners, pen marks on pages, spine loose but still intack.
Acceptable Condition: Many faults within the structure of the books spine very loose, missing pages, scribble through the book, lost cover, dirty pages.