I am a self employed Early years practitioner. Supporting Early Communication and Language Development in Pre-school, Nurseries and 1:1 Home visits.
My qualifications are :- NVQ level 4 in Children's Care and learning and development,
Elklan Language Builders,
ICAN Licensee for Early Talk Boost
And a Learning Together Peep practitioner,
+ over 25 years experience working with under 5,s
I am passionate about supporting children who are at risk of speech and language delay to reach their full potential.
I have worked for Sure Start Children Centres ,and a local Pre-schools over the last 25 years and now share these experiences and knowledge with others through my business.
All of these have been a great influence on my life.
Over the last 10 years I have supported children from birth to 5 and their parents to learn together about early speech and language development. Using stories and singing, talking to young children and modelling how to use these activities are so vital in supporting parents to help their children develop, working alongside Settings and Families.
While at the Sure start children centres I have used the "Peep learning together" programme to support this learning and also i have been supported by a Speech and language therapist . I have visited families at home, in early years settings and ran" Peep" communication groups in my local children Centre. I have run "Toddler Talk" (now" NHS - Lets get talking")sessions to support 2 years old children and their families to reach their full potential in early speech and language development.
I am passionate at passing on this knowledge to early years settings and families.
The material resources I use for singing and listening activities I could not find so I now make them myself to sell to others. I found them vital in encouraging sensory awareness, talking and listening skills in young children .(if you would like to purchase any please click on Feely Fabrics tab to see resources available.)