Youth arts to grow the imagination

I am a Freelance Youth Arts Worker based in Worthing, West Sussex. I’m also a Mum of two young boys and I love to combine my passion for the arts and youth work with all children and young people. I run a variety of projects and workshops for children and young people all over West Sussex – just look at projects to see some examples – and I can also design bespoke projects to cater to your children & young people’s needs.

Qualified youth worker (JNC recognised, 2003) with Post-graduate certificate in Learning and Teaching (2010)

Arts Award Advisor at Bronze and Silver levels  (2011)

Trained to deliver drama to children (2011, 2012)

Enhanced Criminal Records check (2014).

£5 million Public Liability Insurance


I have experience in both visual and performing arts and a degree in Graphic Design. I currently work on my own art (collaborating with my sons) using textiles, photography, painting and creative writing. I am the author of the short children’s story “The Incredible Finvention” published in 2012 by Access Art (

My sons give me daily lessons in the art of exploration, involving me in wild uninhibited role play and creative innovation with any media!


As an qualified and experienced youth and community worker,  I have worked with ages 2 - 26 within local authority Youth Development Services, social enterprises, theatres, charities and multi-agency projects. My youth work has focused on management and delivery of participation work, young parents projects, detached and mobile provision and youth arts projects.


For six years I was Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester, training  adults to become youth and community workers at Diploma & Degree level . My specialist areas of teaching included reflective practice, integrating theory and practice and youth arts. I am also currently a Learning Support Assistant at a local Worthing school.

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