Shandel is an ambassador for Early Years Excellence, enhancing the principles,practices and provisions within early years. She has been a Nursery Manager for the last 15 years, which has allowed her to obtain and continue to develop the skills, knowledge and practice optimising the quality of care for those children attending the early years establishments that she has responsibility for. She is a driven individual, determined, passionate and have a sound knowledge of my profession, who enjoys working with children of all abilities. She also takes great pleasure in supporting, mentoring and providing staff with all the training, development and tools needed to succeed and optimise business performance. Shandel also has a passion for contributing in advancing overall quality in early years, by raising standards and improving outcomes, health and safety, and safeguarding for the children that she comes into contact with. Whilst also paying particular attention to working collaboratively within settings to develop high quality practice and company standards.