Hi, my name is Sam, and I am the manager of Paint Pots St Marks.
I started working in the childcare sector as an apprentice in 2003. I have gained three level 3 qualifications over the years relating to my role as an early years manager. I have worked in a few different settings over the years in various different roles. I started working at Paint Pots in 2011 at the Waterloo Road site, and I soon moved to open St Marks Paint Pots in January 2012 to become a Manager for Paint Pots.
Our St Marks site has been closed for refurbishment since July 2019; during this time, I have been managing Paint Pots Testwood Road. I am very pleased to return to St Marks school, in this lovely brand-new Paint Pots setting in September 2022. We have built excellent relationships with the school over the years, and we now have an opportunity to continue to work together with the St Marks school community.
I have a passion for looking after children, and watching them learn and grow every day, being a part of their journey is such a special thing and I feel especially lucky to experience this every day.
Working in this term time only setting gives me the opportunity to spend the holidays with my own daughter who has attended Paint Pots settings herself and continue to fulfil the role I love.