Meet a mum: Amy King

Our community of parents, carers and, of course, children is what makes Discover & Be thrive. To celebrate our Discover & Be friends, we're starting a series of blog posts where you'll find out a little more about one of our parents or carers. First up, we meet Amy King from Haywards Heath.

"I moved into the area last year with a new baby and was excited to start meeting other new mums and join local groups.  When I heard about Discover & Be I couldn’t wait to join.  We both thoroughly enjoy the sessions and it’s so rewarding seeing my son's confidence grow as he learns to explore the miniature worlds, themed activities and especially the music and story time.  I’ve been working at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the past 15 years and love being in creative environments, so Discover and Be is just perfect for us."

When Amy is not on mum-duty, she is an Assistant Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  She works in the Theatre and Performance department looking after the permanent galleries and the photographic archives.  Having moved into the area just last year she’s been bringing her son to Discover & Be since the autumn.

Amy moved to Haywards Heath two weeks after her first baby was born.  Moving so soon after a baby's arrival is not something she would recommend, but she tells us she is so glad she made the move to this family-friendly town.  Amy has been at the Victoria and Albert Museum for over 15 years, in that time she has worked in the British Galleries, National Art Library and most recently has pursued her passion for drama in the Theatre and Performance department.  She now works with collections as diverse as Victorian marionettes, designs and costumes by Picasso and Mick Jagger's jumpsuit! 

Nice to meet you Amy!

Are you a Discover & Be mum/dad/carer/granny/grandad? If you'd like to feature in our interview slot, just drop us an email.