Qualifications & Training
NVQ Level 3 in Childcare
Getting Started in Pre-School
Communication with Young Children
Playing Programme Course
Smart Thinking Training
Appraisal & Supervisory Training
Effective Assessment Course
Several Speech and Language Workshops
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Special Needs Courses
HABC Level 3 in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
Health and Safety Level 3
My relationship with the Pre-School started in September 1995 when my eldest son, now 23, attended Sheering Playgroup, which it was then known as. I joined the committee, then after 6 months took on the role of Treasurer. My second son, now 22 started Pre-School in November 1996 followed by son No 3, now 20, in June 1997. In 1999 I was offered a job as Pre-School Assistant working 4 mornings per week, very quickly increasing to 5. In September 2006 I became Deputy Manager but left in July 2007 to have my fourth son, now 8.
I returned to Pre-School in 2010, with son No 4, taking on the role of Financial Director. I completed my Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce in April 2014.
After the retirement of our Manager in July 2016, I took on the role of Deputy Manager. I took on the role of Manager in 2024.