I started work in nurseries as a cook in 1998 and was encouraged to complete my childcare qualifications. I joined Claremont in June ’05 and gained my Cache Level 3 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development in Nov 2007 and City and Guilds Level 4 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development in Sep ’09.

I have continued to attend training courses through the Early Years/Starting Life Well teams to ensure my knowledge and experience of changes in childcare is up-to-date. I am a senior member of staff who’s other roles and responsibilities include S.E.N (Special Educational Needs) and E.N.C.O (Equalities needs Co-ordinator, alongside Shell. I fill in for Debbie our cook when she is off.

I work full time. I have two grown up children, Chris is a roofer and Katie is a Room Leader here at Claremont. You will usually find me working with the Jelly Babies and Jelly Beans. I enjoy socialising with family and friends.