Laura Ward

What led you to teaching?
During university, whilst studying Psychology and Counselling, I became interested in child development, specifically from birth to 5. Learning about how fundamental the first few years of a child’s life are, and how important providing responsive, nurturing and stimulating experiences are in shaping children’s lives. Is what led me to teaching.

What inspires you and what you do?
The awe, wonder and curiosity of children, and being able to foster an environment which encourages children to question, explore, take risks and develop a love of learning is what inspires me the most.

What do you love most about Skippers?
Skippers has a warm, happy, family feel to it. A place where you see 2 year olds talking and playing with 13 year olds. One where the children feel happy, confident and safe in the learning environment, enabling them to thrive.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time I love going on adventures with my husband, two girls and very mischievous dog Bella.
I enjoy learning new skills, although I currently have a number of projects on the go, including; sewing, knitting, calligraphy, punch needling, baking, drawing and decorating my house. And, although I should really think about finishing some of these off before starting something else, I am also considering giving felting and macrame a go.