When did you join Gardiner’s and what is your background in care?
I joined Gardiners in October of 2018. I originally trained as a staff nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and went on to specialise in respiratory nursing and cardiac care nursing. I was also an Ofsted approved childminder for a number of years before retraining and moving into primary school education. Prior to starting at Gardiner’s, I taught Year 6 at a local primary school.
Why the care industry?
My first love has always been caring as I have a passion for working with vulnerable people and enabling them to be as independent as possible.
What makes Gardiner’s Homecare different?
I chose Gardiners because they had such a good reputation and great reviews – I agreed with their ethos of care and during the recruitment process I was treated very professionally.
What’s your proudest achievement?
My proudest achievement has been achieving a degree with honours in my 40’s whilst bringing up my 3 children single-handedly and working a part time job!
What are your five favourite things?
My 5 favourite things are reading, crafting, exercising, boxsets and roast dinners…
Alex’s email address is [email protected]