Hi there little squirrels,
My name is Aliyah and you will see me most in the 2-5’s upstairs area at little squirrels, I started working at little squirrels in November 2019.
I am currently working towards my Level Three Early Years Educator qualification and I should be finished by the end of December.
I love my job at Little Squirrels, because I love to be able to see the children develop and grow, everyone is always so lovely and caring here.
An interesting fact about me is that I love acting, I was in three musicals in the Theatre Royal a couple of years ago. I also have two dogs at home one of them is a Cocker spaniel and the other one is a cockapoo.
What the staff team say about me:
Always keeping busy with a smile on her face, easy to work with, supports every child and helps support activities.
What the management team say about me:
Aliyah is naturally good with children. She has fitted in well at Little Squirrels taking on board the routines and implementing these. She is confident at leading group times and supports children throughout the setting. We are really excited to have her on the team.
Training and Qualifications
Currently working towards Level 3 Diploma Early Years Educator
Paediatric First Aid
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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