Pam

Manager and SENCO

Hello my name is Pam Smith. I am married and we have four children. Two girls and two boys. My eldest is 16 years old and my youngest is 8 years old. Each one of them is unique and beautiful. I have worked with children since leaving school and love being around young children. I enjoy interacting and learning new things with and from them.
I studied for my NVQ3 in Childcare and Family Support and have carried on studying various courses in child development since, and have completed my NVQ4 Advanced Practitioner in Jan 2020. I am currently studying Child Psychology NVQ5. 


I started and ran a successful Ofsted Registered Childminding business for 20 years from my home, looking after up to twelve children at a time. I also spent some time in two different preschools, one as a Deputy Manager and the other as a Manager. This gave me a good understanding of how preschools are run by the staff and enjoyed by the children. I bring my experience and knowledge to Longworth and hope to have fun along the way with your children. Getting to know each of the children, forming secure attachments and to help them enjoy their play-learning experience at Longworth Preschool.

Qualifications

  • Advanced Practitioner NVQ4

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Childcare and Family Support NVQ3 

  • What is Autism NVQ2

  • Common Childhood Illnesses NVQ2

  • Safeguard Lead

  • SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)

  • PANCO (Physical and Nutritional Needs Co-ordinator)

  • Data Protection Officer

  • Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

  • Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • 2 Year Old Training

Contact Us

email: longworthpreschool@googlemail.com

tel: 01865 821921

School Close, Longworth, Abingdon, OX13 5EU.

Registered Charity Number: 1038658

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