What led you to teaching?
I decided I wanted to be a teacher at the age of 7, because I loved school and was lucky enough to have inspirational teachers in both the schools I attended. I have worked as an Early Years teacher for more than 30 years, and have enjoyed every moment. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to witness the progress and development of the children in my care. In Early Years teaching there are many special ‘wow’ moments, as the children make such rapid and visible progress. Every day is different, as each child contributes new ideas and new questions which inspire our teaching.
What inspires you and what you do?
I am very proud to be part of an outstanding Early Years team at Skippers. Every staff member has their own ‘specialism’, such as a passion for providing a rich environment, an enthusiasm for outdoor learning, a deep knowledge of Schema theory or a strong interest in language acquisition. We work together for the benefit of every small person we are lucky enough to welcome into our Nursery. We strongly believe that a child who feels safe and loved will thrive. Skippers is a very happy place to work and play!
What do you enjoy doing outside of school?
My interests outside school include reading, sewing, dog walking on Ashdown Forest and spending time with my large, loud family, several of whom are also teachers! I also enjoy keeping up with new research and developments in the Early Years field.