I am a scientist, with masters degree in Physics and Astrophysics. I have always loved the outdoors, and spent considerable time hiking in the Bulgarian mountains. After I graduated I worked as Mountain Guide for a Danish travel agency for 4 years and qualified as a Mountain Leader in 1999 (Sofia). I have a very diverse range of interests, hobbies and work experiences.
After the birth of my son, I became more and more interested in education, and especially early years. I spend some time as a volunteer with my son’s nursery. They were very good at providing the children with the resources to organise their play outdoors and be creative. I was impressed by the enthusiasm and the ease the children were responding to all activities outdoors. As a child, I was lucky to spend the summer months exploring the fields and mountains with minimal supervision. Looking back, this part of my childhood has enabled me to develop an inquisitive mind, and grow in confidence both physically and socially, and to become the person I am.
So it is a great opportunity and a privilege to be able to work and learn from Sally and Mark. I am booked on my Level 3 Forest school leaders award in May 2016 and I hope to start a course to qualify as Early Years practitioner and be able to help more children to experience the freedom to play with and learn from each other; to be confident in their abilities while discovering the amazing world that surround us.