Helen Giermann Nursery Manager I have worked in childcare for over 15 years after qualifying with an NNEB in Childcare and Education. Teddies Bristol was my final placement while studying and as a new nursery, they were looking for staff to join the team. I started as bank staff while finishing my course and soon became a permanent member of the team. I then worked my way up from Nursery Nurse to Room Leader, then to Deputy Manager and from Deputy to Nursery Manager. I have always wanted to work in childcare. As a shy young adult, I somehow found it easy to interact with children and it was during school work experience week that I found this out and knew from that point I wanted to work with children. This year I celebrated my fifteenth year of service with Teddies Bristol and I am proud to be part of a great nursery.