I actually went to school here many moons ago, our preschool room brings back many happy memories and it feels like I am back home. I started working in Early Years 18 years ago, as a key person in Dorset achieving my level 2 and 3 in Early Years.
Supervisory and manager roles in Hereford and even in Germany with British Forces achieving my Foundation Degree before starting different roles as a tutor for HE and FE colleges supporting adult learners in childcare. It is great to be back with the children and hopefully make a difference. I have a keen interest in supporting children's language development and children’s emotional wellbeing.
Both Lianne and myself are currently completing our Forest School Lead qualification to enable us to become a Forest School setting.
I have worked with children for the last seven years, originally training as a support teacher in schools but found my passion in the early years. I have since qualified as a level 2 practitioner in the early years and will be working towards my level 3. I love being outdoors and think this is a key area in children’s learning. Whether it is looking at the clouds or searching for bugs or running in the field, fresh air in the outdoors will always be on my list, in fact some children learn more outdoors because it is a bigger classroom with more space. Celebrating diversity and cultures is also very important to me and to support the children to have an understanding of the world we live in. We are inclusive and make sure that every child has an opportunity to be involved.