Since joining Lollipops in 2016, I have blossomed as a practitioner, growing in confidence, ability, skills and knowledge.
I started as a practitioner in the baby unit and progressed to Deputy. Now I am taking on the role of Nursery Lead Practitioner.
I am very passionate about making a difference, creating warm supportive relationships with our children and families and creating an environment for the children that is safe, fun and full of wonder and discovery. I believe children need opportunities to take risks, have fun, learn and to be challenged. Children need to be listened to, they have so much to say.
Within our team we have a listening ethos that teaches children that what they have to say is valued.
At Lollipops our children have fantastic spaces indoors and outdoors that support and challenges them to become competent learners with the nurturing and support of our skilful team.
I am looking forward to the many challenges my new role will bring along with supporting our older children prepare and transition to school.
Early years Practitioner
joined Lollipops I worked as a carer for children with special needs. Since joining Lollipops I have been able to
continue with my love of working with children.
I am now qualified. I enjoy
supporting and meeting the needs of my key children. Working in the baby unit gives me the
opportunity to be part of an amazing team helping children achieve.
Now I have gained my Level 2 in childcare I am embarking on Level 3 and look forward to deepening my knowledge to improve my practice so that I offer the best possible care for your little ones.
Early Years Practitioner
When I joined Lollipops I had experience from voluntary work with adults who have special educational needs. This work along with my work experience during my health and social care course steered me towards a carer in Early years.
I have now qualified level 2 and I am continuing my training working towards a level 3 in early years. I have learnt so much and enjoy putting my knowledge of childcare into practice, meeting their individual needs and supporting them to achieve is so rewarding.
Early years Practitioner
Once I decided on a career in Early years I knew Lollipops was the place for me.
My younger sister went to Lollipops and has great memories of her time here. I begun my training for a Level 2 in Early Years and I am now qualified.
I have learnt so much and love putting my new knowledge and skills into practice.
Children have so much to say and I love listening to them. I especially love music and dance sessions and our trips to the library.
Bethany - "Betty"
After leaving school I decided to join Lollipops to gain a qualification in Early years, I have began a Level 3 apprenticeship in Early years and already learning loads. Working with the nursery children is really fun no two days are the same.
I enjoy art activities and forest school sessions with the children and look forward to developing my relationships with the children, their families and the lollipops team.
I have recently joined Lollipops working with the nursery team and I am looking forward to starting my apprenticeship Level 2 in Early years.
I look forward to getting to know all the children and their families at Lollipops.