Reading, animals (especially cats!), swimming, long outdoor walks with my dog, being by the sea and spending time with my loved ones.
BA Hons Primary Education Specialising in Early Years with QTS and Diploma in Early Years Level 4.
10 years working as a primary teacher
4 years of private tutoring
16 years ad hoc nannying and babysitting
Thomson childrens holiday rep
Senior leader in private day nurseries.
2 and a half years as the owner and director of DCL.
Early years has always been my passion and I want to share that with as many people as possible!
It all stems from my childhood.... I struggled to learn, make friends and I was often bullied in primary and secondary school. I was always a quiet child who preferred creative and active learning to academic activities. I used to study so hard just to achieve basic satisfactory grades. I later learned while in university that I had mild dyslexia.
I now want to help as many children as I can find fun and exciting ways to learn to improve their confidence and build their self-esteem.
After teaching and working with children for 15 years I decided to go alone and start working towards my dream of having my own early years centre. I still have a long way to go but I love being my own boss and my business has grown quickly.
I adore what I do and I feel so thankful to all those who have supported me throughout my journey.
"Danielle is amazing with children and relates so well to them on their level. My son absolutely adores her and she knows exactly what to do to help each individual child grow and achieve their full potential. She provides helpful advice and I cannot recommend her services enough." T - Mother of 1.