Nikki graduated from the University of Greenwich with a BSc Geography degree. She then gained her QTS in primary education via the Graduate Teacher programme in Kent in 2003. She has worked widely with children aged 4-19 years with physical and learning difficulties, in a residential and day school in Kent; which she found very rewarding. Nikki has been teaching for 17 years in primary education, teaching in a mix of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 classes in East Sussex and Kent. She now lives in Cornwall, and teaches children in school and online. The two things that remain constant in her career are her love for teaching, health, nutrition and fitness, where she has specialized in teaching sport and fitness.
Buddha said “To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” This quote perfectly sums up what Nikki believes most about teaching, and the importance of keeping children fit and healthy to be great learners. The new challenges she faces excites her and she loves teaching in school, online and 1-2-1 – figuring out children’s strengths and the areas they need to develop, modifying her teaching style to suit those strengths and seeing the children inspired.
Following a move to Penzance in West Cornwall to be with her partner, Nikki is in a county surrounded by beautiful beaches and views of St. Michaels Mount. She therefore, enjoys spending time as a mum with her adopted three-year-old boy, who loves being outdoors with their collie dog and spending time walking with her friends along the coastline. Nikki also enjoys playing tennis, cycling, baking GF bread & cakes and gardening.