My name is Aldona Kmiec-Doherty but all the children and grown ups at pre-school know me as Aldi. I come from Poland where I finished all my schooling. When I was 18 years old I had a year’s break from studying and went to USA to be an au-pair. That was my first experience working with children. In 2003 I came to England where I met my husband. Two years later we became parents to our daughter – Julia. That was the time when I decided to work with children again. First I completed NVQ2 in Childcare and for the last two years I have been studying to become an Early Years Professional at the Anglia Ruskin University which I gained in October 2011.