Hannah Crockett

Meet Hannah. Hannah found her current role whilst on placement and her ambition is to open her own early years business.

Read more stories BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education
Current job roleTrainee Deputy Manager for an outdoor day nursery
Year of graduation2022
Course of studyBA (Hons) Early Childhood Education
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Hannah’s favourite memories

Hannah didn’t want to live too far from home when she was deciding where to study. Herts’ campus was only a 50-minute drive from where she lived, so she could commute or live on campus. In the end, she decided to do both.

Hannah says, ‘Some of my favourite memories from my time at Herts were making friends at my on-campus accommodation. We had some great times together. We went out every night during Freshers’ Week, we had movie nights in our rooms, and we often spent time together in local pubs.’

‘I am still friends with people I met at Herts. We have a group chat where we talk a lot and share memories from our time at university.’

Using her degree

Hannah is now a Trainee Deputy Manager at an outdoor day nursery, a childcare provider she was introduced to during her placement at Herts. Hannah says, ‘Once I completed my degree, the owners of the nursery asked me to come and work for them. Within a few months, I interviewed to become a Duty Manager and I got the role!

‘The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education programme prepared me well for my current job. The course gave me a deep insight into early years education, and during my studies we explored the benefits of outdoor learning. I have been able to put this knowledge into practice, which has helped me excel in my current role.’

Hannah’s ambition is to one day open her own early years setting or business.

Her advice

Hannah’s advice to current students is to, ‘Enjoy your time at university. Work hard, keep on top of everything, but enjoy it while it lasts.

‘If you are in your final year, don’t panic. I was asked often what my plans after university were and, honestly, I didn’t have a clue. It somehow fell into place, and it will for you too.’