Paula qualified as a NNEB Nursery Nurse at Guildford College in 1994. She started her career as a nanny and then worked her way up to management in pre-schools and day nurseries. In between having a family, she worked as a child minder and home help for Age UK.

Paula has always been interested in continence and in 2018 started working for an NHS Trust in the South East as a Healthy Bladder and Bowel Nursery Nurse. She enjoys meeting and helping children, families and schools with their continence difficulties, especially toilet training. She says that "being part of their journey and seeing the progress is really rewarding." Paula also delivers bladder and bowel workshops for parents and carers of children who use the continence service in Berkshire.