Senior Progress Tutor
I have taught in FE over the past 14 years and many students have gone on to successful careers in the sector.
I have had learners who are nannying in Australia, a couple of learners who are now managers in early years settings, and many who have gone on to higher education to pursue a career in teaching.
I also tutored the first B&FC student to go on and study at Norland College to become a nanny. We have now sent five learners to that world-famous establishment.
I have taken groups of students to Romania and Vietnam to practice their skills and gain a greater understanding of the level of education and care given in other countries.
Early years education
Courses I Teach
Qualifications and Accolades
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
BA (Hons) Education
HND Early Childhood Studies
Level 3: Numeracy for Teaching Mathematics
NOCN L3 Tackling Substance Misuse Practitioner
A1 Assessors Award
30 years in childcare spanning nannying, voluntary work, as a playworker, and childcare practitioner supporting students within an early years setting.
I have also assessed within the early years sector. I chose to work in further education as I had previously worked in supporting students in the setting and had really enjoyed it.
I also found that supporting them came naturally as I had many years of experience and knowledge to share with them.
I have many friends who remain working in the sector and we meet up regularly to keep up to date with changes in policies and practices and to discuss the impact on them.
I have completed industrial work places in the sector and in addition to this was also able to follow the AWAKEN team for a week that supports my role as senior tutor Progress in a safeguarding capacity.
This enabled me to use this information to create a tutorial surrounding CCE and CSE which was rolled out and delivered across SHC.
I have also been an active participator in T Level seminars and meetings to share knowledge and information to other members of the team.
I have worked at the college for the past 14 years and work within an amazing supportive team that makes B&FC a very enjoyable place to work.
There are many opportunities for CPD at the college which set us in good stead for any future changes to education and that enable us to continually work on our professional updating, so our practice is as current and as relevant as possible.
Always try to find the positive-there is always a solution to any given problem.