Jean is the owner of St Ives Nursery and was an experienced teacher when she decided to set up a children’s nursery in 1998. Having started her career at St Ivo School in the 1970s as an English and Drama teacher, she progressed through the full age range ending up as Reception Class teacher at Houghton school. During her teaching career she was a Deputy Head in Sussex and Head of a primary school in Gwynedd. She has a B.Ed(hons) from Nottingham University. Jean has five children of her own and lots of lovely grandchildren too.