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

Food Hygiene

Allergy awareness

Prevent Training


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

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