Lead Liaison and Communications Officer
Partnership and Integration Manager
Originally from a teaching background, I have worked in Early Years and Childcare for over 20 years. I joined KCC in April 2015 bringing a range of knowledge and experience with me from working and supervising at a local village preschool, to supporting childminders via a quality assurance scheme/childminding network and managing a local authority childminding contract held by PACEY for the past four years.
As well as holding a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, I obtained Early Years Professional Status in its early days. These have enabled me to write and deliver a range of childminder training, to support individual childminders in developing their settings and work with the local authority to plan childminder development within Kent.
My current role as Provider Liaison Officer is wide-ranging and varied, involving supporting the development of collaborations as well as wider communication and liaison with providers and parents.
At the moment I am enjoying learning Tai Chi and am working on a family tree.
I have been working in the Early Years Childcare and Education field for over 20 years having managed my own childcare business for 10 years and also as a college lecturer delivering the NVQ programmes in Early Years and as a tutor for the NCMA (now PACEY). I hold the Advanced CERTED (Teaching Certificate) and MA in Early Years. I joined KCC in 2005 as a Birth to Three Training and Quality Officer and became a Senior EYFS Adviser in 2007 managing a small team South Kent.
In 2012 I spent 18 months as a Children’s Centre Network Manager in Shepway and joined the Early Years and Childcare Service in July 2014 as Partnership and Integration Manager.
I have two grown-up sons and enjoy Ceroc dancing and country walks with my Golden Retriever.