Staff

Wildern Opportunity Group has a team of staff that work hard to ensure every child receives a great education, feels included and valued, and most of all, has lots of fun at every session! Please scroll down to meet our team!

Lucy

Lead Practitioner, Setting Manager, Lead SENco

Lucy works closely with the Chairperson and is responsible for implementing the policy’s as set by the groups committee, maintaining the day to day administration of the setting, overseeing all the other staff and ensuring they maintain the groups high standards, arranging staff training as necessary, attending meetings with outside agencies as may be required, overseeing session planning, behaviour management and First Aid

Lucy is also responsible for the day to day operation of the setting’s Special Educational Needs or Inclusion Policy to ensure that children with Special Educational Needs are fully included into the early years setting.

Qualifications

NVQ level 3 ( diploma in pre school practise) NVQ level 4 Care management, First aid

Portage training

SENCO training
Providing a healthy food environment in early years setting
Infection prevention and control in early years setting
Effective safeguarding practice
Equality & inclusion in early years setting
Getting to grips with the EYFS 2017
Being a key person in an early years setting
Promoting positive behaviour
Improving learning through play
Supporting early language development
Supporting children with SEND in early years setting
The prevent duty in early years setting

Sarah

Deputy Manager / Senco Support

Deputising for Lucy in her absence, Key Worker, Planning, Waiting list & First Aid.

Qualifications

Sarah has level 3 cache in children’s learning and development.
Thomas training, First aid, Safeguarding and behaviour management.

Sarah is our Lead safeguarding officer and has also SENCo training.

Helen

Senior Practitioner Level 3

Lead safeguarding officer 

Helen is an experienced practitioner and enjoys supporting all our children with art, craft and creative play.

Qualifications

NVQ level 3,

First Aid and Safeguarding level 3.

THOMAS training

Providing a healthy food environment in early years setting
Infection prevention and control in early years setting
Effective safeguarding practice
Equality & inclusion in early years setting
Getting to grips with the EYFS 2017
Being a key person in an early years setting
Promoting positive behaviour
Improving learning through play
Supporting early language development
Supporting children with SEND in early years setting
The prevent duty in early years setting

Jay

Childcare Practitioner Level 3

Part of birth to 3 network

Jay supports our children to enjoy play and discovery both in our indoor and outdoor areas.

Qualifications

NVQ Level 3

Providing a healthy food environment in early years setting
Infection prevention and control in early years setting
Effective safeguarding practice
Equality & inclusion in early years setting
Getting to grips with the EYFS 2017
Being a key person in an early years setting
Promoting positive behaviour
Improving learning through play
Supporting early language development
Supporting children with SEND in early years setting
The prevent duty in early years setting

Chloe

Level 3 Practitioner & Senco support

Chloe has a wealth of experience in supporting children with additional needs, she is also our online journal (Tapestry) co-ordinator.

Qualifications

Nvq level 3
Positive approach to managing behavior
First Aid
Providing a healthy food environment in early years setting
Infection prevention and control in early years setting
Effective safeguarding practice
Equality & inclusion in early years setting
Getting to grips with the EYFS 2017
Being a key person in an early years setting
Promoting positive behavior
Improving learning through play
Supporting early language development
Supporting children with SEND in early years setting
The prevent duty in early years setting

Lara

Level 3 childcare practitioner

Part of the birth to 3 network

Lara enjoys supporting the children with learning about the outdoors and growing flowers and vegetables

Qualifications

Providing a healthy food environment in early years setting
Infection prevention and control in early years setting
Effective safeguarding practice
Equality & inclusion in early years setting
Getting to grips with the EYFS 2017
Being a key person in an early years setting
Promoting positive behavior
Improving learning through play
Supporting early language development
Supporting children with SEND in early years setting
The prevent duty in early years setting

Sophie

Level 3 Childcare Practitioner

Sophie is the literacy co-ordinator, developing home – school learning packs

Qualifications

Providing a healthy food environment in early years setting
Infection prevention and control in early years setting
Effective safeguarding practice
Equality & inclusion in early years setting
Getting to grips with the EYFS 2017
Being a key person in an early years setting
Promoting positive behaviour
Improving learning through play
Supporting early language development
Supporting children with SEND in early years setting
The prevent duty in early years setting

Kellie

Level 2 Childcare Practitioner

Sophie is the literacy co-ordinator, developing home – school learning packs.

Qualifications

Thomas training

Understanding autism 

Providing a healthy food environment in early years setting
Infection prevention and control in early years setting
Effective safeguarding practice
Equality & inclusion in early years setting
Getting to grips with the EYFS 2017
Being a key person in an early years setting
Promoting positive behaviour
Improving learning through play
Supporting early language development
Supporting children with SEND in early years setting
The prevent duty in early years setting

Recruitment

We currently have the following positions available.
Volunteers to help with the daily sessions
To apply, please click ‘contact us’ at the top of this page.