After qualifying with a Childcare Diploma NNEB 24 years  ago, Wendy has worked in many different sectors in Childcare throughout the UK and abroad.  She has worked as a nanny, a nursery nurse in various types of settings, a team leader in a Prep school, a Manager of both a Family Centre in Central London and a Bilingual Nursery in North London.  In addition, Wendy was employed as a peripatetic English Instructor in Okinawa, Japan.

Wendy furthered her knowledge of Childcare, Early Years and Education through achieving a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies at Roehampton University, London and has obtained Early Years Professional Status.

It was when working as an English instructor on the beautiful island of Okinawa that Wendy first encountered Kamishibai.  The literal translation is paper theatre.   Wendy is embarking on a journey to bring the paper theatre of Japan to a nursery near you.

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The Sidlaw Hare is owned and run by Wendy Duncan.






New Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 2LX