Room Leader / Early Years Educator
College placements at St. Felix, Westfield, Little Wonders and worked in a family home with twin newborns
Level 6 BA Hons Degree in Children’s Care Learning and Development
Level 3 BTEC National Diploma Children’s care Learning and Development
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace
Basic Food Hygiene Award
Safeguarding Children – Haverhill August 2013
Letters and Sounds – January 2011
Makaton 1 & 2- January 2011
Paediatric 1st Aid – January 2015
2’s are special-June 2012
Working in partnership with parents- March 2013
Manual Handling- March 2013
Autism Awareness- 2014
Hello, my name is Nicola; I am 24 years old. I started sandcastles in June 2010 after the completion of my level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Children’s care Learning and Development at West Suffolk College. Throughout my education I always shared a keen interest for and wished to pursue a career in childcare. Since working at sandcastles I have undertaken my BA Hons Degree, also in Children’s care Learning and Development. My experiences both academically and at sandcastles have provided me with deeper awareness, knowledge and a further passion for the Early Years.
Before Sandcastles playgroup I had experience at other childcare settings in Haverhill. Through college placements, I gained experience at St. Felix, Westfield, Little Wonders pre-school and additionally within a home environment with twin new-borns.
Undertaking my degree has helped me to choose a career which is close to my heart. Providing whole hearted care to support children to flourish and reach their fullest potential at Sandcastles playgroup.