Natalie is from Manchester in the UK. She graduated with a BA in French studies from Manchester Metropolitan University. Later Natalie gained her teaching qualification, which was intended for teaching Senior School. She then decided to travel, which brought her to Beijing, where she has been at another international school for four years before joining Dulwich College Beijing Early Years. Natalie moved into Early Years because she felt it would give her the chance to work in a more inquiry-led curriculum. She loves listening to music, especially live music.