I started working in education in 2000. I was 25 years old, married and had 3 young children. I had given up on my own education when my dad had unexpectedly died 9 years previously but in 2000 I decided to make something of my life.
The lady who ran the local preschool that my daughter attended let me go in there to do a voluntary placement whilst I studied for a course in early years. Within a few weeks I was employed by them and took on the role of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
I then went on a completed a degree through the Open University in childcare and education. Since then I have worked in a whole range of settings: preschools, mainstream schools, autism bases, as an NVQ assessor, I have had a book published and in 2012 I started Starr Tutoring which continues to grow.
I have worked with children from as young as 6 through to adults who are returning to education.
I also have a personal interest in dyslexia which is where a lot of ideas for the resources I create comes from. I firmly believe that if you are relaxed you are more susceptible to learning new information which is in part why we use so many games as learning aids.