I have been working for La Petite Academy since 2001. I started as Room Leader of the Tweenies group and was promoted to Senior Nursery Nurse within 6 months, followed by Assistant Manager within a year.
I managed the nursery for 12 years and took over as Managing Director in January 2015.
I have a BTEC qualification in childcare and whilst I was in the position of Manager, I undertook management training to NVQ Level 5. I then went on to study at the University of Derby for my BA in Childhood Studies. This then enabled me to take a further qualification of the ‘Early Years Professional’ which is part of my role at the nursery.
I have two children - both of which have been to La Petite Academy. My role at the nursery is not only to manage the business it is also to work closely with the Quality Manager to maintain a high standard of quality provision. With a high level of administrative support, I have plenty of time to be involved directly with the children and staff within the nursery, which is where my passion and experience lie.