Graded "GOOD" by OFSTED under the new EYFS september 2012 requirements. I have always loved children and consider myself to be natural with them. I am calm and patient but know when to be firm, although I would say that I am always fair. I enjoy my job, and take pleasure when I see a child developing and growing with my help and encouragement. Outside of my job, I enjoy spending time with my husband,daughter and friends aswell as relaxing with a book. I have just joined a gym and intend to make the most of that. We have also recently inherrited a dog! she is a very friendly 8year old collie/spaniel cross. She loves children and has always been a pet of our family. That said, children are never left unsupervised with the dog, child gates and doors have been fitted in order that the children and the dog can be kept seperate whenever necessary.