Jen became a member of the team in 2018. Eight years previously, she had qualified in teaching Languages, at the University of Exeter. Following posts in a range of schools, she then took the opportunity to transfer her skills to the Pre-School. Now she has experience extending from Early Years through to Secondary Education.
Her professional interests are child development, literacy and language acquisition; and of course Jen is particularly well-placed to introduce the children to their first words of French or German. She remains keen to build her own knowledge, whether studying Play or exploring Montessori methodology.
Creative in nature, Jen enjoys arts and crafts, music, cookery, and gardening – which all lend themselves to being shared with small hands. More than anything, she loves finding calm in the green countryside.
She reflects, “Being able to have a part in growing young minds, at a key developmental phase, is a real joy.
Qualified Teacher Status: PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages with Primary Specialism
Degree: BA Joint Honours French and German
Childcare: Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid