My name is Chanel and I am the Early Years Co-Ordinator for Oak Lee. I first joined the Oak Lee family in January 2013, starting as an apprentice working towards my Level 2 qualification. I then went on to gain my Level 3 qualification in 2015 and quickly started my foundation degree at the University of West London, whilst still working at Oak Lee full time which I completed in June 2017. I then decided to work towards completing my third year at university, where I gained my BA Honours degree in ‘Working in Integrated Services for Children and Young People’ in June 2018. Throughout my time at Oak Lee, I progressed my way up the family tree, being the Manager at the West End Lane branch from April 2019-April 2021. I have always had a passion to nurture, love and care for children of all ages and my knowledge and qualifications have helped me to progress to the person I am today. My new role allows me to work with the staff to further their knowledge and understanding of their roles and responsibilities, ensuring the staff deliver high standards to nurture and teach the children.