The Founder

TARKA was founded in 2016 by Rufus Gordon-Dean, after leaving the Household Cavalry. The creation of TARKA stems from Rufus' love of exercise, which he believes is the key to happiness, a positive mental state, your physical well-being and your outlook on life. He wanted to imbue this into young children, who are increasingly sedentary and living their lives in front of screens.


From studying the approach of Scandinavian countries in how they educate their young and their pioneering leadership in early years education, Rufus created TARKA.

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