I have worked in education since 2006, including working for a school photography company, an educational publisher and a supplier of educational resources until I joined Pentagon Play in February 2017 so I have had lots of different experiences working with schools and nurseries.
Pentagon Play is the best one of all for me as it helps to unleash my inner child and creative side! My stepchildren are both in their twenties now but when they were young I was always the parent that was playing in the ball pit or sliding down drop slides with them, so to be able to work for a company that designs beautiful, solid, educational outdoor play equipment is perfect for me!
Outside of work, I live with my long-term partner Ian. We both have a motorbike and enjoy going out for the day when the sun is shining. As we live on the edge of Thetford Forest in Norfolk, we have lots of space to enjoy lovely walks with our rescued greyhound. We live in a cottage that was built in 1870 and is very quirky, as old cottages often are, which means I can unleash my creative side on old bits of furniture that I have picked up from antique shops or car boots and ‘upcycle’ them to fit to the style of my home.
I love getting outside in the fresh air to exercise, which I try to do early each morning by running with my hound! I have ran since I was 13 years old, thanks to my dad who got me into running. When I was younger, I was a member of an athletics club and competed every weekend. In my 30’s I ran the London Marathon (I did it twice) and now I enjoy having a go at a sprint triathlon now and again.
I love to see children outside playing in the fresh air, letting off steam and being happy and it is something I am very passionate about which is yet another reason that I love my job!
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