Training & Development Co-Ordinator & Safeguarding Officer
My name is Katy and I am the Training & Development Co-ordinator for Oak Lee. I started back in 2011 as a Nursery Assistant, after I graduated from University with a BA (Hons). Having worked as a summer assistant in another nursery in between study, I knew that Early Years teaching was the career for me and I was very excited to join the Oak Lee family! That same year, I enrolled part-time at Stanmore College to gain my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and become a qualified member of the team. I then enrolled back at University to achieve my Early Years Professional Status (equivalent to QTS) and became part of the management team as the Early Years Co-ordinator at our Love Lane nursery in 2013. Always eager to learn more, I enrolled onto a Level 4 Montessori Diploma course studying at the Montessori Centre International, which I completed in 2016. I then became the Manager of our new West End Lane nursery site in January 2017. Oak Lee has always supported my goals and aspirations and has helped me achieve so much in the years I have been part of the team. I have a real passion for providing the very best in Early Years care and education and love to help others further their knowledge, gain their qualifications and nurture the same passion for achieving high standards, as I have, and my new role allows me to do just that.