I was born in Bristol England, where I have spent my whole life, except for my four years at the university of Worcester, where I studied geography, and a year in Canada, when I was part of Interwests Kindergarten programme. I was teaching and mentoring children from the age of 4-11 to ski in the resort of Whistler. I come from a family of teachers, although in my early adult days, I thought teaching wasn't for me, as my passion for Geography and studying was greater. My mother has been a childminder, for the last 27 years. I have always been around children almost every day of my life. Through this and working for her in holidays and at times of unemployment, I have been a mentor to hundreds of the children through their growing up cycle, being a source of guidance, education and enjoyment. Also taking up the role of a nanny whilst I completed my masters diploma in 2009, where similar skills were needed.