Manager, Chestnut Nursery Schools Cottenham
I began working with Chestnut Nursery School in 2010, after graduating Sheffield Hallam University. I progressed from childcare practitioner to nursery manager within my time working for the company. I am fortunate enough to have been trained by some amazing managers which I believe has given me the best start to my career. I took some time away from the company in 2018-2021, due to a serious skiing accident, which then pushed me and my long-term partner to finally make the decision to move in with each other in his childhood town of Stevenage. I have spent my entire academic and professional career learning about how children can fulfil their potential whilst in a high quality and stimulating environment. Through working with Chestnut, I have learnt how to provide children with a caring and nurturing environment in which they can thrive and develop both personally and educationally.
I love the fact that working with children can be a completely unique and different experience every single day and you constantly learn from them and others around you.