After training originally as a fine bookbinder and later running my own business as a designer hat-maker in London, I began working with young children as an artist volunteer. I went on to become a practitioner, then a deputy and eventually became the Head Teacher of a small voluntary playgroup in the London Borough of Camden.
It was during this time that I was invited to create and run some training sessions for the Local Authority and this grew into what I do today. I also spent many enjoyable years working in different settings facilitating songs, stories, music and movement sessions, and this still informs my practice.
I love to travel and am always delighted to have the opportunity to work further afield and also collaborate with colleagues. I am an associate of Early Education, the largest national charity in the UK that support the early years.
My background in the arts, education and psychotherapy gives me a unique perspective on early years and my approach is to inspire, inform and help practitioners to identify strengths as well as areas to develop.