Maria graduated from Edinburgh’s Napier university in 1998 with a BA in Photography, Film and Television, after some time away travelling she loved the city so much she returned to live there. Maria then had a career in hospitality management until she decided to change her occupation to focus on working with children. She spent the last 6 years as a senior member of nursery staff at Cramond Little Monkeys and was also in charge of the running and development of the After School club there. Whilst working at Little Monkeys Maria gained her SVQ 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and became trained in forest kindergarten. In August 2018 Maria began working at Loretto as an Early Years Classroom Assistant.
Outside school Maria enjoys adventures with her family and walking her dog. She also enjoys knitting, crochet and sewing.