Vina has worked with children and their families in the private and public sector. She has developed, led and managed early years teams for a large chain in the private sector. Vina also area managed the Midlands region where she worked with host companies running childcare, including those in the car industry.
Vina developed early years provision when leading and managing the early years team for a Sure Start local programme located in one of the country’s most deprived wards. She worked in collaboration with a range of professionals from education, health, social care and voluntary organisations to deliver services for mums-to-be, children and their families. Vina led on developing and delivering a range of government iniatives including two-year-old provision and the neighbourhood nursery initiative. She led her team through two consecutive outstanding Ofsted inspections.
Vina now works as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Childhood, Youth and Community.