I qualified as a nursery nurse (NNEB) in 1974, previously working in nurseries in Leyton, Kingston and Twickenham.
Following the birth of my sons and before joining West End in 1999 I was a child minder. Besides looking after children of working parents I also had children placed with me for short periods by Social Services.
I have two grown up sons David and Harry who both work with children but within a 'sporting' role. They have also worked at one time with us at playgroup. Apart from my love of children (and my cats!) my big passion is Cross Stitch. A rather sedentary hobby but one I get great satisfaction from particularly when finishing a complicated pattern.