My journey to working with children has been a complex one. Upon graduating from university, my heart and sights were set on moving to the big smoke, and for some reason, working in the corporate world of Recruitment and HR. Little did I know, that whilst I enjoyed this work at times, it would not even begin fulfil me and I couldn’t help but listen to a little question repeated in my mind, that quietly asked: ‘is this it?’.
I left a particularly stressful job and went out on a limb, announcing to friends and family ‘I’m going to be a Nanny’. At the time, I saw it as an ‘easy’ job, something I would do to pass the time until I knew what I really wanted to achieve in life.
What began as a stop gap, along the road to a status worthy job I imagined myself having one day, actually turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have been incredibly fortunate to work with some wonderful, kind and totally inspiring children, families and teachers.
I continue to work with children in a variety of settings, and plan to train as a primary school teacher.