Nicky entered the teaching profession after working as an analyst with a company that released their staff to do charity work within the local community. After volunteering in a local primary school Nicky decided to retain to become a teacher. Whilst retraining she worked as a teaching assistant.
Currently teaching in Reception at Hassell Primary School, Nicky is also the Early Years Leader and EAL coordinator. Nicky’s interests include a love of anything Early Years but especially early communication language and literacy which began after conducting action based research via the Every Child a Talker project. As part of a steering group for the Newcastle Nursery Network Nicky is hoping to develop a collaborative working relationship with a number of local settings to share best practice and to develop pedagogical approaches.
Nicky’s involvement with KNSTE started when she completed the Reflecting on Practice Masters module. This then resulted in being asked to be a personal tutor, specialising in Early Years. Nicky is also a Teacher Educator.