Jo - About Me
I was born in Essex and grew up in Wales and the Home Counties. After A'levels I studied for a degree in Catering Administration at the Universitly of Bournemouth but soon decided that Hotel Managment wasn't what I wanted. Instead I took a 6 month break to travel around the world with a school friend. It was an amazing adventure and we still see each other to this day. Upon my return I joined Sainsbury's, working my way up to HR Manager of two stores with over 1000 employees. This is where I met my husband.
A wedding and two children later we decided to move away from Surrey in 2002 and move to Suffolk in order to give the children a more rural upbringing.
I began work at Earl Soham Pre-School and gained my Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice. Two years on my husband and I decided to take the children further afield and we moved to France to run a holiday business. We missed home and returned to the UK 8 years later, by then there were 5 of us.
Our youngest daughter was 4 when we returned in 2012 and we enrolled her at Badingham Playschool. I volunteered initially, became Pool Staff and then a Play Assistant. Since then I have worked part-time at Badingham and continue to attend training courses and renew Safeguarding, First-aid and Food Hygiene every 3 years.
I spend my free time cooking, dog walking and spending time with the family.