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Katie

Position: 

Nursery Manager

About Me:

Hi I’m Katie, I have been part of the Monkey Puzzle Highbury family for the last 3 years and I’m so excited to join Monkey Puzzle Angel. Prior to joining MPH I worked for 2 years in New Jersey, USA as an au pair looking after children aged 3-7. Last year I was awarded a Distinction in my Masters Degree in Early Years Education at University College London (UCL), The Institute of Education. I have also had experience in a preschool in Sweden with children aged 2-5, as part of my undergraduate degree at The University of Warwick. Whilst in Sweden I had the opportunity to experience the importance of outdoor learning and forest schools. I’ve also had lots of experience in the U.K. particularly in reception class in a private school nursery.

I love spending time with a wide circle of friends including those that I have made internationally. With them I enjoy trying different styles of restaurants and going to the cinema. I enjoy walking and playing with my two Golden Retrievers at home in the North of England and also exercising at the gym.

Helping young people to develop has to be the most rewarding thing in life. Children under the age of 6 have such open minds and a willingness to learn which makes them fun to be with. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a child understand a new concept or idea.

Nationality:

  • English

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • MA (Distinction) in Early Years Education, University College London (UCL) The Institute of Education
  • BA (Hons) Childhood, Education and Society, The University of Warwick
  • Au Pair, Preschool and Baby experience
  • Experience in Montessori and forest Schools
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Paediatric First Aid Trained

Languages:

  • English (fluent)