I trained as a Nursery Nurse at Norwich City College gaining a National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) qualification.
With over thirty years of experience of working with children in a variety of settings including holding the position of deputy manager of two Day Nurseries from start up.
For the past 18 years, I have specialised in child behaviour. This has included initially working within a local Pupil Referral Unit which later became the Short Stay School for Norfolk. Prior to joining Alpha Inclusion, I was Primary Team Leader for the northern area of Norfolk for the Child Support Team – Engage Educational Services. This involved managing a team of Specialist Support Assistants and liaising closely with Primary schools to create interventions, support plans and make onward referrals to other professional services.
I have recently become a Governor for two Primary Schools in North Norfolk.