Hello, I’m Karen and I’m the ‘Curriculum Lead’ at Fit ‘N’ Fun Kids Nursery. I live in Gerrans on The Roseland and, after having left Falmouth to be with my husband as he pursued his career in The Royal Navy, I am extremely happy to be back home again! I am also delighted to have been working alongside the amazing team here at Fit ‘N’ Fun Kids for the past 3 ½ years.
I have two sons, both now grown up with young families of their own and when I’m not working I always feel very lucky whenever I get to spend time with my family and grandchildren. I take advantage of the many glorious walks here on The Roseland, and elsewhere in Cornwall, whenever I can and I try to keep myself fit by doing Pilates.
I studied at Marjon University in Plymouth and qualified as a Primary School Teacher with a BEd Honours Degree in 1997. I began my teaching career in Berkshire when my husband left The Royal Navy and taught in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of a two-form entry Nursery and Primary School for 17 years where I developed my great passion for Early Years education. I became the EYFS Coordinator for the school and then EYFS Team Leader where I led and managed the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) whilst also teaching a Reception class. I became Phonics Lead for the school and a Teacher Governor. During my time at the school I was instrumental in developing a purpose-built Foundation Stage and outdoor learning environment.
I spent several years as an Early Years Lead Teacher for West Berkshire and have six years experience of being a Lead Moderator for the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. Working alongside other early years settings in the local area to support and develop practice was immensely rewarding, both professionally and personally.
Making a difference to young children’s learning and development and supporting Early Years Practitioners is something I am extremely passionate about and my role as ‘Curriculum Lead’ at Fit ‘N’ Fun Kids is an exciting opportunity to continue this professional journey.
You can relax when you bring your child to Fit 'N' Fun Nurseries, comfortable in the knowledge that they will be safe, stimulated, nurtured, educated, supported and encouraged.