PAG Profiles: Savannah Chapman

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Profiles: Savannah Chapman


Meet Savannah...

Savannah Chapman first joined PAG through the Kickstart scheme in December 2021 and has since progressed to associate consultant specialising in early years. She has a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care and is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology. Originally from Stratford upon Avon, Savannah now lives in North Wales with her husband and her cat but can often be found travelling the country in a converted van!

What kind of projects do you work on at PAG?

Research projects relating to early years and education services, typically commissioned by local authorities across the UK. These have mostly consisted of Childcare Sufficiency Assessments, which scopes the current level of childcare provision within the LA and any factors/barriers that may be impacting on the accessibility of services, although I have worked on other qualitative pieces of research.

Do you have a project that you are particularly proud of or enjoyed working on and why?

I completed a project towards the end of 2022 that involved interviewing a number of new parents about their experiences of prenatal and postnatal healthcare and parent services. This is a subject that I am really passionate about, so it was great to have the opportunity to do this research.

What are your best tips for working from home?

Working remotely has allowed me to travel frequently, and always planning the next adventure keeps me sane! It is so important to get out and about when you don’t have an office job – even if it’s just pottering around the garden or walking to the shop once a day.


What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Find a job that you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.

Do you have any other fun stories from your time at PAG?

Last year, I travelled to York to meet my amazing colleague for a working day and decided to stay the weekend which was spent dragging her around all the historical parts of the city (so, all of it), including the better half of a Saturday in the York Minster. I have also been able to meet up with other colleagues up in Glasgow, which is always a great time. Having colleagues spread out across the UK certainly has its perks!

What’s the last bit of content you fell in love with?

Has to be the incredible Horizon: Forbidden West video game! Masterpiece.