I first started in 1991 as a Kitchen Assistant and transferred into the Care team as a Residential Support Worker for 10 years as I wanted to develop new skills in looking after our young people. After my maternity leave I returned to be a one to one support in Education for a few years until I applied and was successful in role of PE Assistant. This appealed to my sporty side as I am always very active! I developed my confidence in taking groups of our young people for lessons both on and off site, and this helped me eventually become successful in the role of Sports Leader. I enjoyed this role for a number of years. My current role is Physiotherapy Assistant where I am drawing on my previous sports experience and learning more about the human body and how it reacts in day to day life. I work closely with the schools Physiotherapist to deliver a range of programmes to our young people to develop their motor skills in line with their specific needs.

Training has always been part of my working life. I have undertaken a huge variety of mandatory training, such as First Aid, NAPPI, Safeguarding, and I have also undertaken NVQ Levels 1 and 2 in Care.

I get a great deal of satisfaction seeing the young people develop and learn new skills that they will take with them forever.