The Silent Witness actress is mum to daughter Rose who she had with ex-husband Jeremy Gilley but now raises alone.
She told the MailOnline: "Being a mum is the best thing that has ever been given to me in my life.
"Motherhood makes not working so enjoyable, because I get to be with Rose. But having said that, Silent Witness have been amazing.
"Throughout my pregnancy, and having Rose, they have been very considerate in helping me balance my work life and home life."
The actress, who is currently filming the 16th series of the hit BBC drama, said that she has not yet had to compromise her work in order to look after her daughter.
She added: "I never had to consider cutting down on work, because they made sure it would work.
"It has worked out okay. I get to go home and see her a lot. I live very near where the studio is, in Acton (London), which makes juggling home life and work life very easy."