14 Dec, 2018
I obtained my bachelors degree and qualifications as a Social Worker in Belgium, and have built up my experience fro m working internationally in diff erent European settings.
My passion lies in working with children of all ages. I can also draw on experience from my personal life, including working at home and abroad, across languages and cultures, and also from my experience of motherhood.
I have gained most of my working experience as a nursery worker from two different nurseries in Denmark and one in Switzerland. It was a perfect opportunity to learn the languages and become familiar with new cultures, whilst working on what I enjoy most namely, guiding and teaching children.
Since arriving in the UK I have primarily worked with young children, and from my experience as deputy manager and keyworker at Stapleford Primary After-School Club I have become fully trained in UK safe working practices, including child protection policies and procedures. I also have a firm grasp of the Early Years Foundation Stages. During my current period of maternity leave, I have become an enthusiastic volunteer for Home-Start, a leading family support charity. My work involves, amongst other responsibilities, home visits, keeping written records, familiarising parents with wider community services, and facilitating understanding of children's needs.
I am a creative person and love to familiarise children with the world of creation and expression.
My belief is also that children can learn many things through play, from social norms to technical knowledge. A nursery has to be an environment where children feel free and can showcase their capabilities, improve themselves and learn something new every day. I would like to be part of this amazing and positive learning process.
My assets include my qualifications and experience, my ability to understand different cultures, my excellent communication skills in English, French, Danish, German and Dutch, and my secure understanding of working within a nursery setting.
Trumpington, Cambridge, UK