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Claire





Roles: 
  • Pre-school Supervisor
  • Key Person

Qualifications:

  • NVQ level 2 Early Years Care and Education                          
  • CACHE Level 3 NVQ in Early Years Care and Education

  • NVQ Level 4 in Management

Date joined the Pre-School community:

November 2017

Specialities: 
 
  • I find story telling and circle time is great for opening up little minds, as it gives children the chance to talk about personal experiences and feelings either in a group or one on one.
  • I like show and tell as it’s a great way to encourage a child’s interest in a particular topic and as almost anything goes – it’s a chance for children to think ‘outside the box’ a little and invite their friends to come into their own little world.

Likes to play:

I really enjoy messy- sensory fun, watching the children explore the recourses on offer, giving them the opportunity to develop and improve their gross and fine moto, co-ordination and concentration skills. I also enjoy junk modling, letting the children use their imaginations to create fabulouse creations.


Favourite books:

Giraffes Can’t Dance

I love this story as its telling the children an important message, through Gerald, the giraffe. All the jungle animals have their own special dance except for poor Gerald. Their teasing and bullying has Gerald feeling sad and so alone, however with a little advice and encouragement he soon learns it’s OK to be different. He realises that some of us just “need a different song” as he finds his rhythm and shines.

I believe children play best when:

They are happy and secure in a safe, friendly and supported environment, with exciting and stimulating resources to keep them active and engaged.