I have cared for children for over 20 years. I firstly worked as a nanny/childminder. I gained my NNEB Nursery Nurse Diploma in 2001.
In 2009, I returned to education to study to gain a degree in Early Childhood Studies. I qualified with a BA Honours Degree (1st Class) in 2011. I have also successfully completed a course in Paediatric First Aid & Safeguarding Officer training.
I worked for several years for Action for Children Charity and the NHS. Alongside working in the Pagoda I am currently a volunteer mentor with Action for Children working with children who have additional emotional or behavioural needs.
I am passionate about caring for children and particularly interested in enabling children to develop their well being and self esteem which I believe to be the foundation for all areas of learning and development.
I have worked with children since leaving school in 2011. I went onto complete my Level 3 in Children's care, learning & development. I combined this with several placements in various settings including Special Educational Needs settings which developed my passion for working with children.
I began working in Pagoda Nursery in 2014 and have completed my HNC Level 4 in Childhood Youth Studies & Sociology. I am especially interested in the emotional & social development of children and find great reward in working with children who have additional needs.
I have recently completed my Paediatric First Aid, Special Education Needs Co-ordinator training and Safeguarding training. I have also became a Early Years Chartered Educator after completing training in 2017.
Yan Ming Guan (currently on maternity leave)
I qualified with CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. During my training I have worked for a variety of settings where I gained valuable experience.
I enjoy working with children as it is a job which is constantly changing, different every day and seeing the children grow and develop is an amazing feeling.
I completed a Fine Art course and enjoy encouraging the children to develop their creativity, imagination and individuality. I have also successfully completed a course in Paediatric First Aid.
I speak three languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin.