Joy has worked with children for over twenty-five years. Originally caring for abused children in residential homes in London, she launched Sunny Day Nursery with David in Dorchester in 1995, with Bridport following in 2004. Together they have created two ‘extraordinary’ high-quality nurseries with a blend of experienced teams and apprentices, all working to provide learning with endless fun, encouragement and happiness. In addition to this, in 2009, realising the need for good quality, well-trained staff within early years Joy launched Side by Side Training Centre, and began to deliver training and qualifications to her own staff and those working in other settings throughout Dorset. As a fully qualified assessor, IQA and adult teacher Joy loves training and assessing, seeing people develop and become professional child carers. Early Years is her passion, as well as her family, cats and garden!!