I have worked for the Stables Nursery School since 2007 working between two rooms, Reception and Early Learners and I am now the Reception Room Manager. I received my national Diploma in Early Years in 2006 and started at the Stables a year later. I have received extensive in-house training and have gained certificates in training courses that have helped progress my personal development. In addition, have been Stables Events and Equal Opportunities officer. This means I take control of organising events each month for the children, parents and staff, documenting these events and ensuring the children are aware of differences and culture. In 2017 I was promoted to 3rd In Charge which has helped to develop my knowledge of the operations of the nursery and given me opportunity to work along side the manager during training exercises. I am very much looking forward to my new venture as Nursery Manager at Blackbrook.
Before starting my journey at Evolution Childcare I gained my Level 2 teaching assistant as an apprentice between 2015-2016 for the ages 0-8, which lead me onto working for Evolution Childcare for the last 4 years. This has helped me strive and build my confidence within the EYFS and the company working with different age groups throughout the nursery. I then completed my NVQ Level 3 in childcare whilst working at Evolution Childcare and this allowed me access to regular in house training to support me in my role such as First aid, Health and Nutrition, Safe Guarding and more. In 2019 I was promoted to Room Manager in the baby room at the Willows nursery school. I loved being a part of children's first experiences at nursery and helping them meet their very first mile stones. I have recently been given the opportunity to further my career and become part of the management team at Blackbrook nursery school, allowing me to learn new roles such as Assistant Deputy Manager and Health & Safety.
For the last 10 years I have been working in childcare. I started as a Childcare Practitioner in my previous nursery and worked my way up to a Deputy Manager. I have gained lots of training over the last 10 years including safeguarding, first aid and many more, which support me within my role.
I have worked with a variety of age groups over the last 10 years but mostly within the age 2-3 years. I joined the Evolution Childcare team recently and have been offered a new challenge of the Room Manager for the early learners room. I am very excited to take on this challenge and work alongside a lovely new team.
After spending over 15 years in sales I decided to follow my dream and go back to college for a year to gain my catering diploma to become a chef, with a particular interest in health and nutrition. Since completing my diploma I have set up my own catering business where I work from my own kitchen of which I received a 5* hygiene rating. I also have been personal chef for lots of people, creating food menus and meals for all needs such as a vegan diets, vegetarian diet, gluten free diets plus many more.
I joined the Evolution Childcare team at Blackbrook in November 2020 and have thoroughly enjoyed creating healthy homemade meals for the children to eat each day. I have recently signed up to complete an NVQ level 3 Senior Production Chef, with Babcock training.