Zoe Barker – Manager – Charnwood Nursery & Pre-school (Thurmaston)
Foundation Degree in Early Years
I started at the nursery in January 2008 and have watched it grow from a 64 place setting to a 114 place Outstanding setting.
Working with young children is something that I have always aspired to do since I was a child myself. I took on a caregiver role to my premature baby brother who is 10 years my junior. This experience helped me to realise that working with children is extremely important and was something I wanted to pursue as a career.
I feel that children should learn in a home from home environment and that teaching should be fun and educational. Children should be able to take risks and learn from hands on experiences. They should also be able to ask a variety of questions and use different techniques to find out their answers.
I am the mother of two children who have now grown into beautiful teenage girls, thanks to the love, care and dedication they received during their early years at Charnwood Nursery & Pre-School