Hi, my name is Miss Jenna and I am currently Deputy Manager of ‘Little Poppets Nursery’. I have also taken on the SENCO role within the nursery and I look forward to getting to know you all.
My passion to work with young children started at a very early age as did my career in childcare.
I am one of eight children in my family. Being the second eldest has meant I have grown up with younger children and being very hands on I enjoyed being a ‘mother hen’ and helping out my mum with my younger siblings.
At the age of 14 I became a private carer for a younger child with special needs. I worked with this child for over 4 years whilst finishing my school years and training to do my level 3 childcare at college. Working with a young child with complex needs developed my own skills and knowledge as well as my passion to help young children. Whilst training at college I did lots of placement work within nurseries and schools including 1 to 1 support for children who had learning difficulties.
After finishing college my full time childcare career finally began. I worked in a nursery in Crewe as a nursery practitioner with 0-2 years old. After 8 months in this role I became a 1 to 1 practitioner within the setting for a young child with Cerebral Palsy and on alternate days another child with a hearing impairment. This experience further developed my knowledge and skills in meeting the individual and diverse needs of all children. As the children moved to pre-school I became a lead practitioner for 2-3 year olds. During this time I completed a course for team leadership and management skills as I experienced further aspects of childcare in a more senior role.
After working in the position for 12 months, I was ready for a new challenge. I immediately fell in love with ‘Little Poppets’ and it fills me with great pride to be able to say I am now part of the ‘Little Poppets’ team.