Gabriella has worked in childcare for ten years, six of these being in a residential setting. Gabriella has a level three in children and young people’s workforce, a level three in residential childcare and is currently working towards her level 5 in leadership and management. Gabriella has worked with children from a range of different backgrounds and in vaious types of settings. Gabriella started as a residential care worker and has progressed to become a manager. Gabriella also has experience as "acting manager" in a residential assessment centre for young people with complex needs.