I began my career in childcare the summer after I left University with a BA Hons Degree in Ceramics. A summer job as a nanny gradually developed and after having my own children I co-opened an indoor play area for children under 5. I continued studying within this area gaining several industry related qualifications whilst expanding my business and in 2009 I gained ‘Early Years Professional Status’ with a specialism in communication. Change came for me in 2013 when, after 16 years in the industry, I sold my business. More recently I have taught childcare in further education settings. I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to become involved with Devon Studio School and within my role I am committed to ensuring that students are fully prepared for the hard work that lies ahead if they choose a career within the childcare sector.