About Me

I am an experienced Primary School Teacher and Play Therapist with 20 years of experience. As a former-Head of an outstanding specialist nursery for children with Autism/ Social Communication Difficulties, I specialise in supporting children with Autism in the Early Years and Primary age range.

£negotiable Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and recently qualified as an AutPlay Therapist. AutPlay Therapy is a specialist intervention for children with Autism, focusing on the mastery of emotional regulation and social skills through play and the therapeutic relationship. I have taught in both mainstream and specialist nurseries/primary schools across London.

I was Head of an Ofsted outstanding specialist nursery (attached to a mainstream primary school) for children with Autism for nine years. I have a good understanding of both learning environments and am experienced in supporting chil... Read More
I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and recently qualified as an AutPlay Therapist. AutPlay Therapy is a specialist intervention for children with Autism, focusing on the mastery of emotional regulation and social skills through play and the therapeutic relationship. I have taught in both mainstream and specialist nurseries/primary schools across London.

I was Head of an Ofsted outstanding specialist nursery (attached to a mainstream primary school) for children with Autism for nine years. I have a good understanding of both learning environments and am experienced in supporting children with transitions.

Most recently I have been working as an individual SEN tutor which has enabled her to utilise both her teaching and therapeutic skills.

I have successfully supported children (0 - 11 years) with SEN using a variety of multi-disciplinary strategies to develop: listening and attention, academic skills, functional communication, expressive language, social skills, emotional/ sensory regulation, self-care skills.

My Teaching Philosophy

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein




  • My teaching approach combines both theory and  experiential learning. I aim to provide creative, 'hands on' and memorable lessons where the child is actively engaged and excited about learning.

  • I believe that a positive, trusting and mutually respectful relationship between child and tutor is paramount. I am empathetic and sensitive to the individual child's needs. I instil confidence in my students through consistency and appropriate challenge.

  • I enjoy encouraging the child's self-expression, building on their interests as appropriate as well as introducing new topics.

  • I have high expectations for all my students and enjoy helping them reach their highest potential and discover their unique gifts and talents.

Something Sensational About Me


  • I love all animals especially cats, dogs and horses - I have a cat called Izzy who likes to play football!

  • I like all kinds of music and am learning to play the ukulele.

  • I love reading and am currently writing a children's picture book.

  • I love to run and regularly run 5k, my personal best is 27 minutes!

  • I love yoga and mindfulness - it's such a great way to relax.

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Availability

  • Monday 10 .00 - 19.00
  • Tuesday 10.00 - 19.00
  • Wednesday 10.00 - 19.00
  • Thursday 10.00 - 19.00
  • Friday 10.00 - 19.00
  • Saturday 10.00 - 14.00

Qualifications and Training

Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • BA Honours English and History, Staffordshire University
  • PGCE Primary, University of Roehampton
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy, Roehampton University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Autism (Distinction), London South Bank University
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Short Training Courses
  • Autism Education Trust Trainer
  • SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support)
  • Speech and Language Su
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Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • BA Honours English and History, Staffordshire University
  • PGCE Primary, University of Roehampton
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy, Roehampton University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Autism (Distinction), London South Bank University
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Short Training Courses
  • Autism Education Trust Trainer
  • SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support)
  • Speech and Language Support for 0 - 3's, Elklan
  • MAPA - (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression)
  • PECS - (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • TEACCH -  (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children)
  • Makaton
  • Attention Autism
  • Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Intensive Integration
  • Identiplay
  • Lego Therapy
  • Video Modelling
  • Sensory Integration Theory and Sensory Processing
  • Sensory Attachment Intervention
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Prevent
I am committed to continual professional development and am currently training for a Certificate in Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Children with Autism and ADHD.

Choose me if…

  • You are looking for a committed, creative tutor who will develop an individualised learning programme to best meet the needs of your child
  • You are looking for an Early Years specialist, who focuses on the foundation skills of learning including: play, listening and attention, functional and social communication, emotional/sensory regulation.
  • You are looking for an Autism specialist who tutor who has a thorough understanding of the needs of children and their families
  • You are looking for a tutor to instil confidence in your child and to help therm to reach their potential
  • You are looking for a tutor/therapist who can improve your child's sensory/emotional regulation and social skills

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