I joined Portland Nurseries in 2023 as Nursery manager for Bradley house. I started my childcare journey in 2010 when I enrolled in a childcare apprenticeship with Shipley College. After qualifying in 2013, I spent 6 years working in nurseries and taking on many different roles from room senior to deputy manager, SENDCo, outdoor play lead and everything in between. My experience with different nurseries provided me with a depth of knowledge on child development and supporting children’s learning through play. I took a break from nurseries to travel and spent 4 years working onboard a cruise ship as a Youth Activities Manager. Although I enjoyed traveling the world and being able to explore some amazing places, I realised I missed working directly with children and being able to teach those key skills in their early stages of development.
Outside of Nursery I have a passion for traveling, I love to explore new places. Whether its sightseeing, tasting local delicacies or just soaking up the sun in beautiful surroundings, I can often be found on a plane venturing to different places around the world. When I remain in the country, I continue to enjoy being outdoors and exploring the lovely scenery England has to offer. I have been known to tread the boards in amateur pantomime and for 11 years raised money for a range of charities whilst entertaining on stage.
Diploma Level 3 in Children's and Young People's Workforce