I am delighted to join the Portland community as Manager at Holly Bank Nursery.

I began my childcare career in 1979 when I completed the NNEB at Thomas Danby College in Leeds. My career has been varied across the sector, starting as a Nursery Nurse working at St James Hospital on the maternity wards and special care baby unit. Then going on to work for the local authority progressing from Nursery officer to Deputy Manager. I then worked in Australia for just over 4 years still within in the childcare sector before returning to the UK. I first became a Nursery Manager in 1992 and have since gone on to successfully manage 6 different settings. In 2008 I went on to complete the BA Hons in Early Childhood studies at the University of Leeds.

Outside of work I am passionate about baking and am always on the lookout for a new recipe to try. I love to travel and have been fortunate to visit some amazing places around the world, but I also love exploring the UK too.

Just like you I want our children to be happy, settled and provided with exciting challenges to encourage their learning and development during this important period in their lives, building a respectful and trusting relationship with the children is my goal.


BA Hons Early Childhood Studies

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