I opened the Monkey House in 1996, having previously spent many years as a Nanny. I completed my BA Honours Degree in Education and Training Studies (Early Years) in 2014 and in July 2015 successfully completed my Early Years Initial Teacher Training (Qualified Teacher Status). Having an interest in special needs has led me to complete various courses including Makaton which we use within the setting.
I assisted Nickie in the opening of the Monkey House Nursery School. I am a qualified teacher and have also completed a Pre-school Playgroup Association Foundation course.
I became a full-time member of staff in November 2011. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Care and Education.
Having started volunteering at the Monkey House in the Autumn of 2014, I became a member of staff in January 2015. I hold a level 3 Early Years Educator.
I started work at The Monkey House in September 2015. I am currently studying for my level 3 Early Years Educator. I have 2 sons the eldest of which attended The Monkey House and the youngest will when he is old enough.
I have been volunteering at the Monkey House since April 2013. I enjoy baking with children on a Monday morning. I completed a Pre-school Play Group Association Foundation Course and have 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.