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Sam's Experience and Qualifications...

  • 4 years as an Ofsted registered childminder 
  • 1+ years leading a 60 place Nursery (30am/30pm) in a primary school with 3 members of staff.
  • 3 years teaching in Reception.
  • Helping every child in my care make fantastic progress from their individual starting points.
  • Strong partnerships with parents/carers.
  • Excellent knowledge of the EYFS Statutory Framework which underpins all my teaching and childminding practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Development Matters document which informs planning, assessments and next steps.
  • Experience of working with children who
    • do not speak English as a first language
    • have speech and language difficulties
    • have additional learning needs
    • have ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
    • are 'Looked After Children'
    • have food allergies
    • have asthma
    • have medical conditions 
    • have behavioural concerns
    • have social and emotional needs
  • Knowledge of both the Read Write Inc and Letters and Sounds phonics schemes.
  • Enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Paediatric First Aid Qualification through Bury Business Solutions
  • Full, clean driving license 
  • Childminder Introductory Training through Childminding UK
    • Understanding and working with the Early Years Foundation Stage
    • Recording Children's Development
    • Safeguarding Children
    • Developing Children's Learning
    • Leading and Managing a Childminding Setting
  • Safeguarding Children Qualification through Health and Safety Solutions
  • Prevent Duty and Spiritual, Social, Moral and Cultural Training
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
  • BA (Hons) Management First Class 
What's next?
I'm saving for The Curiosity Approach Accreditation
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