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Summary

An enthusiastic, skilled and highly motivated psychology graduate with a background in Early Years Education. Inspiring children to take pleasure in their learning, exploring the world with curiosity and seeking to discover new concepts. Proven ability to plan, implement, assess and evaluate enriching activities for children, resulting in inspirational learning experiences. Dedicated to safeguarding, working with families, promoting empowerment and meeting individual needs to drive children to achieve success. Looking for an opportunity in the foundation stage of a leading school to make a real difference in the lives of children.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
  • Academic background in developmental and educational psychology
  • Competent user of IT as a tool for teaching e.g. interactive whiteboard
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Experience of supporting children with SEN and EAL
  • Knowledge of deploying practices for safeguarding vulnerable children
  • Strong behavioural management skills
  • Effective bilingual communicator
  • Makaton trained

Work History

Jan 2015May 2016

Learning and Development Consultant

Blue Orange FZCO
  • Undertake training needs analysis as required and work with business to define and deliver solutions
  • Design, develop and deliver learning solutions that incorporate the most suitable methods for the learning need and learning contexts (e.g. classroom, eLearning, virtual learning, workbooks and self-paced learning)
  • Present and deliver training curriculum across multiple departments and locations to audiences with varying degrees of knowledge about the subject being presented
  • Implement and deliver effective technical and on the job training to enable staff and the business to achieve objectives for specified areas
  • Undertake appropriate and effective evaluation of learning and development activities
  • Establish and maintain record keeping and reporting methodologies to ensure accurate training records are kept
  • Manage relationships with external providers, such as accreditation bodies and institutes
Jun 2014Dec 2014

Deputy Manager

Kids Academy
May 2007Jul 2013

Early Years Worker

Rothesay Nursery School
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating activities in accordance with the EYFS to support children in their development and learning
  • Maintaining accurate records of children's learning and development
  • Assessing children's needs, abilities or behaviour using a variety of methods such as observations
  • Supporting children with SEN following care plans and individual education plans
  • Valuing diversity and meeting individual needs
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside parents/carers, teachers, family workers, social workers and educational professionals
  • Working in accordance with policies and procedures which govern health and safety, safeguarding children, confidentiality, equal opportunities
  • Working hard to maintain the highest standards of care and education
  • Participating in staff meetings, parent's evenings and professional training
Jan 2013Feb 2013

KS2 Teaching Assistant

Tennyson Road Primary School
  • Working alongside teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons based on the National Curriculum.
  • Delivering the Ruth Miskin phonics program to small groups of children
  • Carrying out observations and assessments of children through their learning
  • Supporting children with literacy and numeracy activities in small groups and one to one
  • Providing one to one support to children with SEN
Sep 2005May 2006

KS1 Teaching Assistant

 Whipperley Infants School
  • Working alongside teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons based on the National Curriculum.
  • Delivering the Ruth Miskin phonics program to small groups of children
  • Carrying out observations and assessments of children through their learning
  • Supporting children with literacy and numeracy activities in small groups and one to one
  • Providing one to one support to children with SEN
Apr 2004May 2004

Nursery Assistant

 Whipperley Infants School
  • Helping Nursery Nurse set up and clear away activities and resources
  • Supervising children at playtimes and snack times
  • Supporting children through their play
Jun 2011Jul 2011

Acorn Day Nursery

Early Years Rothesay Nursery School
  • Providing one to one support and interaction through daily routines
  • Supporting Nursery Nurses with setting up and clearing away of daily activities
  • Planning and providing babies and toddlers with sensory play
May 2006Jul 2006

Care Assistant

Home Care setting
  • Planning and providing babies and toddlers with sensory play
  • Providing one to one support and interaction through daily routines
  • Supporting Nursery Nurses with setting up and clearing away of daily activities

Education

20072010

BSc Pyschology (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire

BSc Psychology (Hons)

Second Class - Upper Division (2:1)

20052007

Cache Level 3 Diploma

Barnfield College

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education

Theory Part 1 (A) - Theory Part 2 (A) - Practical (A)

References

Training

Polish for Beginners                                                   September 2011-December 2011

Makaton Beginners Workshop                                                        June 2011-July 2011

Manual Handling                                                                                                   April 2011

Safeguarding Children Bite Size                                                                        April 2011