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Nikaela's story

Nikaela Charman, staff member

"I want my daughter to be able to do whatever she wants in the future."

I started working here two months ago so I’m brand new! I moved to Colchester three years ago with my daughter and before that I lived in France and Australia. I have such great memories of Australia; I enjoyed myself and didn’t care too much! I think you have to just do what makes you happy in life and that’s what I do with my daughter. She’s four and she’s just started school. She’s like a little teenager and has a proper little attitude! But I focus everything I do on her because I want her to be able to do whatever she wants in the future. Family means everything to me and I am so inspired by my parents. They’ve always had their businesses and done really well, and they’ve helped me and my brother a lot, so I want to do well for my daughter too.

Right now I’m training to be a primary school teacher. I’ve always wanted to work with kids and now seemed like the right time. I’m doing it online so that I can continue to work here in Cantina as well. Once I’ve finished the online training I’ll be able to do a placement which I’m looking forward to.


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