I began working at Willows Nursery School in 2004 only months after they opened, I began in the Toddler Room as a childcare practitioner. Over the years I have been based in all rooms, being a senior in the Baby and Toddler Room. Having this experience helped me to gain the knowledge required to progress onto the role of Assistant Deputy Manager, then to Assistant Manager, and more recently Nursery Manager.
In my new role I am based within all rooms working with the teams to help to enhance their learning environments and to create the best possible place for the children in our care. I hold a Foundation Degree in Early Years, I am Paediatric trained and also First Aid at work trained. I have an up to date food safety and child protection certificate also.
I gained my BTEC National Certificate in Childcare at college before staring at Willows Nursery School. I have worked at Evolution Childcare for 4 and a half years, working in the Toddler and Reception Rooms, before being promoted to Senior Practitioner last year. I was then offered the role of Baby Room Manager and Assistant Deputy Manager. I am now delighted to be working alongside Helen as Nursery Manager.
During my time at Evolution Childcare I have completed many other qualifications, including Team Leadership and Equality and Diversity. I currently hold certificates for Food Hygiene and Paediatric First Aid and have also gained my Early Years Degree.
I have worked within the Evolution Childcare company for the past five years and over that time I have gained great knowledge of all rooms from the ages of 0-5 following the EYFS curriculum. I have my NVQ level 3 in Childcare and I have had in-house training on a regular basis to support me with in my role this includes first aid, safeguarding, team leading and many more. Over the past five years I have been lucky to work with all ages within the nursery but settled nicely within the Early Learner Room where I become Room Manager in 2017. I was promoted to Assistant Deputy Manager at Blackbrook Nursery in 2019, and have recently been given the opportunity to further my career and become part on the management team at The Willows Nursery as Deputy Manager and Baby Room Manager.
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During my childcare career, I have worked in private day nurseries mainly with children 3-5 years of age. I joined Evolution Childcare The Willows in May 2010 as a childcare practitioner and was promoted to Room Manager of Reception in 2012. Over the years I have gained experience and qualifications to support my role in education & learning environments, and in my own personal development I have completed a team leadership qualification. I have true passion to provide a fun, caring and educational environment for all children in my care to help them develop to the best of their abilities. With my team we support children and families as they make the transition to primary school. I have a BTEC qualification in childcare, I am paediatric first aid trained and have up-to-date safeguarding and food safety certificates.
I am currently our nursery SEN co-ordinator at The Willows, and over the years I have gained both experience and qualifications for working with children who need additional support. This gives me the ability to adapt my skills to work with a variety of children and families to enhance their learning and development.
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