My name is Natalie and I am a qualified Early Years Teacher. I love working in early years, not only because children are so endearing at this age, but also because it is my joy to be part of their early learning experiences. The early stages of a child’s life are so crucial and there is nothing more rewarding than seeing them thrive in a stimulating environment, surrounded by adults who make them feel safe, valued and cared-for.

I trained as a primary school teacher (specialising in early years) after completing a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. I worked as a reception teacher in a primary school before I made the move to GCN. What attracted me to this nursery was the value placed on learning through play and the wonderful outdoor facilities. I am a huge advocate for outdoor learning – there is so much to discover outside and I love seeing children’s genuine curiosity and excitement for the world around them.