I am a Childhood and Youth Studies graduate and an Early Years Teacher, passionate about child development, languages, environmental protection, music, and arts and crafts. I love being outdoors in all weather. For me there is nothing better than splashing in the puddles on a rainy day or reading stories in the sunshine. Sometimes I even let the children join me as well! I believe that children learn best from experience and have always aimed to make their learning practical and enjoyable.
I am fully vaccinated and am also getting tested twice a week.
Childhood and Youth Studies Graduate and an Early Years Teacher
I am a caring, patient and smiley early years teacher and can support families with various topics, concerning child development, such as:
- fine and gross physical development;
- language development;
-starting nursery/ school;
- building positive attachments and relationships and others.
Since 2014, I have been working in the childcare sector. First, I started as a German Teacher in Sofia, Bulgaria. Then, I moved to Oxford to start my degree in MA Childhood and Youth Studies, which I successfully graduated in December 2016. My degree has given me an excellent knowledge of child development, play theory and practice, culminating in my Master’s thesis on the Impact of Forest Schools on the Authentic Outdoor Experience.
I have an extensive experience supporting children and families in private nurseries.
In 2017, I have embraced the Pikler and Reggio Emilia pedagogy, which has had a tremendous effect on my professional and personal development. Learning about these approaches has changed my relationship with the children, especially during bodily care.
I am a certified Forest School Leader which qualifies me to teach children how to safely use tools, build dens with natural resources, make swings, or cook on the fire.
I am also a qualified Early Years Teacher and can give professional advise about children 0-5.
I am the right person for you if you:
- need to leave your child in the capable hands of a positive, calm and patient professional;
- are looking for a dedicated professional who can give you expert advise on child development;
- need an early years teacher to help with your child's homework;
- need specific advise about language development, SEN, transitions, starting nursery/ school, physical development, building positive relationships.
May 2021 - Paediatric First Aid
6-9 and 12-15 April 2021- Self-initiated Motor Development (Piklerian Approach of Early Childhood Education)
May 2020 - Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing
April 2020 - Autism Spectrum Disorder
April - ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students
October 2018 - July 2019 - Early Years Teacher Training, Level 6 in Education, graduated with recommended grade outstanding
November 2018 – Forest School Leader Training, Hill End
March 2018 - Supporting Children with SEND in the Early Years
October 2017 - Training on the Emmi Pikler philosophy
2014 – 2016: MA Childhood and Youth Studies (Level 7 in Education), Oxford Brookes University
- Learning and Development in Childhood
- Children's Imaginative Worlds
- Children and Young People’s Spaces and Places
- Working with Children and Families
March 2016 - Becoming a Writer in Leaps and Bounds: Getting Boys Writing in the Early Years
June 2016 - Communication Friendly Spaces Approach, Elizabeth Jarman
June 2016 - Children's Critical Thinking, Julie Fisher
2009 – 2014: BA Sociology 2:1, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Not looking for work at the moment.
|Last Updated: 23/11/2021|
- Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
My rate is £12 per hour unless called for less than 2 hours, in which case I charge a flat rate of £24.
- Full CV (added 10/10/2020)
- DBS Check (added 19/03/2018)
- Full CV (added 03/12/2017)
- Training Certificate: Channel Training Certificate (added 03/12/2017)
- Reference: Reference from my manager at Brookes Nursery (added 03/12/2017)
- Reference: Reference from my colleague at Brookes Nursery (added 03/12/2017)
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