A WREXHAM woman says she is living her dream by running a children’s nursery and is backing a National Assembly for Wales campaign to encourage more people to work in the early years sector.
Thanks to her dedication and encouragement she has received along the way, Sharon Bellingham, who lives in Plas Madoc, has progressed from play school helper to manager of Little Sunflowers Nursery based at Rhosymedre Community Primary School, within 10 years, while also being a loving mum to three sons.
With support from Miriam Beard, Plas Madoc Communities First co-ordinator, Sharon, 34, has taken a national vocational qualification (NVQ) Level 3 in childcare and learning development, a NVQ Level 4 in childcare, learning development and management and is studying by long-distance learning for a degree in early childhood studies.
Having recognised the value of lifelong learning to realise her own dream, she is fully behind a National Assembly for Wales campaign to encourage more people to work in the early years sector.
“I absolutely love my job,” said Sharon.
“My ambition was always to have my own nursery, but I have exceeded my own expectations.”