Julie joined the Scarborough School of Education as a full time staff member in July 2011. She initially trained as an early years teacher, gaining 12 years experience including working as part of the senior management team of a school. She moved with her family to Scarborough, taking over the ownership and management of a 48-place private day care setting. Whilst continuing with the day nursery she also worked part time as an Early Years Education Consultant with North Yorkshire Education and as an associate tutor for Hull University.
Julie holds an MA in Early Childhood from Sheffield University and is presently involved in gaining a doctorate.