Hello Little Squirrels, my name is Siri.
I moved to Norwich from Thailand almost 3 years ago.
I started working at Little Squirrels in February 2020 and I love working here.
I am now completing my Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship and I have already gained lots of knowledge about children and babies, their development and how I can help them grow and have the best possible start in life.
My passion has always been about teaching. I actually started teaching English to Thai children whilst I was at university in Thailand.
I am a nurturing and caring person. I have 8 nieces and nephews who I love spending time with.
It is such an honour for me to work at Little Squirrels and be a part of this brilliant team providing a safe and stimulating environment where children can have fun, be happy and flourish.
In my free time, I like cooking Thai food(of course!), making bread and cookies, going for a run/long walk, drawing and playing ukulele. I love spending time with my family and friends. My partner and I love, love, love hosting and making food for other people. Sharing is caring : )
What the team says about me:
Siri is great to work with! She is committed, kind and loving with the children. I have so loved getting to know Siri and look forward to working with her more in the future.
What the management team says about me:
It’s been a pleasure having Siri join the team, she has fitted in so well and is truly wonderful with the children. She has really embraced our way of working which is complimented so well by her nurturing nature. We are really excited to continue working with Siri on her professional development and seeing her skills develop.
Training and Qualifications
Working towards Level 3 Early Years Educator
Food Safety Level 2
Food Allergy Online 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.
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