After graduating from Lancaster with an English Literature and Philosophy BA Hons in 2011 Astone began working at Sandy Bears. Over the next 12 months she studied for her Early Years Teacher Status and was then appointed on the Management Team in January 2012 working closely with Laura to gain their Outstanding OfSted report in Tattenhall. Astone oversees all SENDCo and Safeguarding for Sandy Bears. Astone is based between both Tattenhall and Cholmondeley settings working in the rooms and the office, supporting families and developing staff practice. Astone is currently studying as a Forest School Teacher and provides children with these weekly sessions.