She teaches a range of childcare qualifications ranging from the vocational pathways up to the level 3 qualification.

Nicola is also an ambassador for Claire House Children’s Hospice and the department carries out a range of fundraising activities for the charity. This year, the current total stands at £2,100.

“I love working in the department and teaching childcare as I can use my previous experiences as a school teacher to expand some of the information needed for the course and encourage the learners to use their own placement experiences to support the knowledge that they are developing within they taught sessions.”