After training as a Nursery Nurse, Fiona worked as a private nanny for two years before switching to retail. She undertook a graduate management training scheme at Harrods and worked mainly in child related departments. She left when her son was born, moving to Chorleywood soon after that.
Within a year of moving, Fiona started working at Hillside (over 20 years ago!) A few years later she had a daughter and both the children enjoyed the first stage of their education at Hillside.
In her spare time Fiona plays tennis for Chorleywood and sings with Amersham A Cappella, a national award winning female chorus.