After completing my PGCE in Early Years I worked for a number of years as a Primary School teacher working mostly in Primary 4 and 5. After having my children I was looking to get back into my career when I came across a job advert for a part time Early Years Lecturer at my local Further and Higher Education college. After applying and being successful I worked for 18 months on a part time basis and became a full time member of staff in May 2016. I currently teach Level 2 and Level 3 diploma's in children's care, learning and development and on a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies.
Through working in the Further Education field I have come across students from all walks of life and there are many who have fought a battle before even getting through my classroom door. As a result I have worked hard on my ability to differentiate and teach with individual needs in mind. I build trusting relationships with my students at the beginning of the year and work on these until they move on in order to provide them with a stable place to learn. Everyone in my classroom knows it is okay to make mistakes and are encouraged to look for solutions. 'If you're not making mistakes, you're not doing anything. I'm positive a doer makes mistakes.' - John Wooden
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I have studied Early Childhood since 2003. As a school leaver I went on to complete a Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies followed by a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies. After completing my degree I gained my PGCE in Early Years (3-7 years).
I am a wife, mum and step-mum. I love Italian food, white wine and rugby (watching not playing) to name a few.