Rachel

Hello Little Squirrels, I’m Rachel. You will see me most days in the baby area!

I started working at Little Squirrels in September 2019, and I absolutely love working here; all the staff are lovely and work well together to help each and every child in the setting to achieve their best.  I am currently studying towards a degree in Childhood Studies in Norwich.

I have always dreamed of working with children and babies, since being inspired by my own teachers at school. I am passionate about providing enabling and exciting environments for children to learn, develop and grow in. I feel pride and excitement when I see young children and babies reach their developmental goals, and developing their own, unique personalities.

Outside of nursery I enjoy going on long walks on the beach and in the woods with my dog ‘Blue’, and spending time with my friends and family. I also love spending time with my horse and horse riding (I love all animals!). I love spending time outside in the sun, and going to the beach, as well as taking many, many photos!

I hope to complete and gain more qualifications in the next couple of years, to expand my knowledge of childcare further.

What the staff team say about me:
Rachel is a great multitasker, she is always on the ball and completes task before its even needed! Great at building bonds with all the children, very creative and positive

What the management team have to say about me:
Rachel has been an awesome addition to our team, she is fun, energetic and organised. She has built great bonds with the babies and confidently carries out her job role. Rachel is kind, bubbly and full of life

Training and Qualifications 

Currently working towards BA (Hons) Childhood studies

Level 2 Health and Social Care

Food Safety Level 2

Food Allergy Training

Safeguarding

Prevent

FGM

Prevent Covid-19

Are you ready for your OFSTED inspection?

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

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

Supporting the early stages of reading and writing

Communication friendly spaces.

Dual language learners.

Holistic development and vocabulary.