For the past 36 years she has worked with young children and their families supporting their Early Years experiences. As an Early Years Graduate, she ran her own Nursery in the grounds of a Primary School for 25 years working closely with parents and carers, planning and delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage for the children in my care and supporting their transition into School.
In 1997, when Rutland became a Unitary Local Authority, as Chair of the Rutland Early Years Forum, she worked as an independent Consultant to help set up the Rutland Early Years and Childcare Development Partnership. She is an Early Years Author and Trainer supporting Early Years Practitioners to develop all aspects of their Early Years Pedagogy and is passionate about ensuring all children are included and able to access the individual support and opportunities they need to give them the best possible start to their early educational lives.
In 2000 she joined Rutland County Council as their Early Years Advisor and feels it is such a privilege to be able to share her philosophy, practice and ideas with Early Years providers across the county to ensure the youngest children in Rutland are able to access highest quality provision. She has been married for the past 36 years and has two children, John and Annie, both of whom have followed her into Education!