Fully immersed in the KL expatriate mother & tots world, I designed & made baby safe cot bumpers, soft furnishings and wrote for parenting magazines. When the boys were both settled in pre-school I sold my designs to a local Malaysian company and moved on.
With swimming pools being a huge part of KL life, water safety for toddlers was a big area of concern. Drawing on my Brighton beach pre Virgin days as a lifeguard and a swimming teacher, I started ‘An introduction to water’ classes for pre-school kids and trained the school swim squad. Three years in the water and I was in danger of growing webbed feet.
A diversion into advertising and marketing proved rewarding; creating government approved educational corporate social responsibility programs, launching consumer brands in an over supplied market place and marketing luxurious property development projects. Five years experience in the industry culminated in the dizzying heights as the head of marketing and communications at the largest international school in KL.
The past 13 years of work life experience here, raising kids away from the family, watching KL property landscape and infrastructure develop, and my extensive experience in the education industry has positioned me to develop Just Arrived into a great service company I’m proud of.