Our Blackberry Room is a mixed aged group. The staff work on a ratio of 1:4 with our 2 year old children and 1:8 with the 3 year olds. It's a busy room with lots of fun going on each day.
Sharon started with us in January 2020 so had an unusual first couple of years with the global pandemic. But she has worked in childcare since 2007.
She holds a level 3 qualification in childcare. She is a really keen learner and is always researching new approaches to teaching and learning in the Early Years which she shares with the team and the children really benefit from.
Sydney started as one of our lunchtime assistants back in 2016. She has achieved her Level 2 childcare qualification with us and is now a nursery assistant.
Shortly she will be undertaking her Level 3 training which we are all really pleased about.
Sydney is a firm favourite with the children in Blackberry Room.
I’ve been in the childcare industry for about 9 years. I am qualified at Level 6, BA Early Years Degree. I am a bilingual practitioner Spanish and English and I love teaching the children some basic Spanish words and songs. I also like supporting children who has English as an additional language. I arrived in Portsmouth in 2011 from Spain with Africa backgrounds Equatorial Guinea.
We have a lovely large space for our children to explore and developing the characteristics of effective learning.