I have had an affinity with children for as long as I can remember. Straight from school I gained my diploma in Childcare from The Princess Christian College in England and later, a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education from Leeds University.
During the 20 years I have spent working with children, I have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of settings in England, Europe and NZ. I have been a live in nanny, an in home educator and worked in different types of centres. I am also Mummy to 3 children aged 3, 5 and 7 and that has brought a whole new wealth of learning and understanding with it!
I emigrated to NZ with my kiwi hubby, Jamie, back in 2007 and am so proud to have called Papamoa home for all of that time. This is such a wonderful place and we are so excited to be part of its growth as the owners and managers of The Blue Cottage as well as members of its community.
I am thrilled to now be able to gather the best bits from all my experiences to fulfill a life-long dream to open my own centre and provide excellent quality care for all the children, families and staff who become part of The Blue Cottage family. You will see me at the cottage every day in my role as Manager and I’m always happy to have a chat and help you in any way that I can. The Blue Cottage is so much more than a childcare centre, it’s a place of family and community and I’m privileged to be part of it.