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We are privileged to have a highly skilled and trained early years team. Including: 

 

Fully qualified nursery teachers

Speech and Language trained support assistants

A designated mental health and wellbeing lead 

A forest school trained teacher. 

 

Watch this space for more details on who is who!  

Early Years Leader – Mrs L Webster

Mrs Webster has had over 20 years teaching experience across all ages from Nursery to Year 4, predominantly within the Early Years. She is passionate about the Early Years and believes that each child is unique and strives to equip children with a love of learning.  She believes that children learn though play and actively promotes outdoor learning. She can often be found in our outdoor area instilling a love of the natural world and fostering curious minds.

 

Mrs Webster is also a Forest School Leader with over 10 years’ experience. She enjoys teaching children about nature and caring for the environment. Mrs Webster also leads our school’s Eco Committee.

BEd Hons English

 

Maths Specialist Teacher Programme (MaST)

 

Forest School Leader qualification, Level 3

 

Safeguarding qualification

Nursery Teacher/Personal, Social and Emotional Health Lead – Mrs R Reed

Mrs Reed has been teaching at Crown Meadow First School for over 20 years. During that time, she has worked across all age ranges from Nursery to Year 4. Since having her own child, she has become particularly passionate about early childhood development and exploring how young children learn through play. Mrs Reed believes Early Years is a nurturing environment to develop the skills the children need as the foundations to a successful journey throughout school life.

 

Mrs Reed loves to develop curious minds and encourages children to spend time in the outdoor area, promoting a love of nature and the outdoors.

 

Mrs Reed is the school’s Welfare and Pastoral leader and is dedicated to supporting the mental health of children and their families.  She believes that working with families in our local community is of the upmost importance to understand additional needs and supporting those that need a little extra help. She is part of the school’s safeguarding team and regularly liaises with outside agencies.

 

BSc Hons Medical Science

 

PGCE Primary Education

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead training

 

First Aid at work

 

Nursery Teacher/Religious Education Subject Leader – Miss Jeffries

Miss Jeffries began working for our Nursery in February 2021 following a return to work after the birth of her baby boy. Previous to this, she was teaching in Year 1. Before Miss Jeffries qualified to teach, she worked in nurseries with children aged birth to four years, giving her a wonderful understanding of early children’s care and development.

 

Having been trained within Early Years, this is definitely where Miss Jeffries’ passion lies. She believes in providing children with the best learning experiences that are both memorable and enjoyable. She is very creative, loves art and is keen to promote this within our Nursery setting.

 

Miss Jeffries’ has a deep passion for Forest School having visited Sweden for inspiration and to experience the Swedish education system.

 

Qualified Teacher

 

Trained in delivering Read Write Inc Phonics

 

Attends Early Years Moderation Events

 

 

 

Teaching Assistant  – Mrs S Waller

Mrs Waller has worked in childcare since 1988, in a range of settings like pre-school, school TA and supporting additional needs.

 

She joined Crown Meadow Nursery in 2008 when it first opened and has cared for and supported the learning of many of our pupils in their Early Years at Crown Meadow. She values children’s independence and works to ensure each Nursery child is ready to start their journey into Reception class.

 

While in Nursery, Mrs Waller particularly enjoys cooking with the children, developing skills and confidence in the young chefs. She also loves the outdoors

 

Recent courses have included Mental Health in children, Attachment in the Early Years, Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, Forest school level 1.

Diploma in Pre-school practice

 

NNEB

 

First Aid

 

Reception Teacher/Mathematics Subject Leader - Miss Parton

Miss Parton has taught at Crown Meadow First School for over ten years. She has gained experience teaching in every year group so she has a good awareness of good quality teaching and learning for all age groups. She is now leading Mathematics across the school and is passionate about maths and the importance of early number sense acquisition.

 

Early Years has inspired Miss Parton to develop her understanding of attachment and the foundations for early skills development and the importance of play in learning.

Qualified Teacher

 

Qualified First Aid (Paediatric)

 

Trained in delivering Read Write Inc Phonics

 

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