I always knew I wanted to work with children from a young age.
On leaving school I went to college for 2 years and qualified as a nanny. This was my career for the next 12 years. I then worked as a childminder for 2 years after having my daughter Katie.
In 2004 I joined Kilndown preschool and have watched it evolve to what it is today. I have always described small children as "little sponges" soaking up the knowledge we give them. I really enjoy my job and find it very rewarding. No two days are the same...
After having had a challenging and successful career in advertising when my children were born I decided it was time for a change of direction.
My children were attending a Montessori School in London and I was so inspired by the ethos that I embarked on a Montessori Diploma at MCI (Level 4). I love working at Little Squirrels as there is such a focus on the individual child and fostering a love of learning through play and exploration both in the nursery and out in the woods.