From a very young age friends and family used to say that I should work with children, and after completing my A Levels I took a year out to work in a nursery to see if this was the path I wanted to take. It was!! I completed my BTEC diploma in childcare and education and when I joined Garden Cottage Nursery in 2000 gained many more qualifications such as NVQ Level 3 in Management and NVQ Level 4 in Childcare and Education. I adore my job, watching the children grow and develop into individuals with their own personalities is fascinating. I have a keen interest in supporting children with additional needs and am blessed to say that I wake up in the morning and want to go to work everyday!