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.
Safeguard Lead Practitioner
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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.
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
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.