Hello I am Alice!

I am the Deputy Manager and you will mainly see me in the 2 years and above room.

I have been studying and working in nurseries for over 7 years. I have a Level three qualification in Children and Young Peoples Development. I have always known I have wanted to work with children as I enjoy watching a child develop their own personality and inspiring them to learn. I have always felt like early years education is the most important part of a child’s learning journey and hope that I have made a different in lots of children lives.

I have been working at Little Squirrel since August 2019, I have and continue to love my time here. Working with an amazing staff group who are all equally passionate about doing the best for every child is motivating and inspiring.

When I'm not at work I enjoy going to the cinema, completing escape rooms and spending time with my family which includes my cat. I hope you enjoy the pictures I have added of me and my family.

What the staff team say about me:
Alice is the BEST story teller!!! Deals with any situation needed, can whip up play dough in five minutes and has lots of great ideas for the children

What the management team say about me:
Alice is awesome! Alice is fun, helpful, passionate and caring with all children and staff. She helps the children develop and learn throughout the day and is quite possibly the best story teller of all time. We are so thankful to have Alice on our team.

Training and Qualifications

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Early Years Development.

First Aid

Food Hygiene

Safeguard Lead Practitioner 

Prevent Training


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Supporting positive behaviour

Mindfulness in Nursery

Theories of Language acquisition

The importance of developing Self-Esteem

Speech, Language and communication: Definitions, typical development and impact on other areas of learning

Identification and assessment of Speech, Language and Communication Needs

The communication Environment, including the home environment and engaging parents

What is communication? - Language and Literacy for 2-4 year olds

Communication friendly settings, adult - child interaction and working with families

Literacy Learning - Reading and writing for ages 2-4 years

Supporting the early stages of reading and writing

Language and Pedagogy.

Strategies for language development.

Selective mutism.


Developing Excellence in Maths, Literacy and Science through Children’s Understanding of pattern

Managing a Critical Incident in an Early Years Setting

Bereavement awareness training

Moving in, Moving up, Moving on- Effective Transitions

English as an Additional Language

Equality and Diversity within an Early Years Setting

Black lives matter workshop

Dealing with and supporting children who bite

Early Brain Development

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Social and Emotional intelligence development in children

Theories of Learning

The importance of Play

Learning to Listen and non-verbal communication

Vocabulary Development

Understanding Spoken Language

Planning in the Moment

Language for Thinking (The Blank Language Scheme)

Exploring Language and Early Narrative Skills

Play for Language and Literacy

Developing Speech and Phonological awareness

Communication friendly spaces.

Dual language learners.

Holistic development and vocabulary.