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I am a Childminding Development Worker for Torbay LA & am based within the Torbay Early Years Advisory Team. I have worked in Early Years for nearly twenty years and am passionate about improving outcomes for children. I deliver the Local Authority Childminder Training Course and train new and existing Registered Childminders in the Early Years Foundation Stage as well as supporting extended School provisions and holiday clubs. I also visit community toddler groups to raise the awareness of two year old funding and to promote childminding as a career option. As a Development Worker I am responsible for the creation, development and implementation of local projects that link early years providers and their children to local community partners and source funding from Charities and Trusts to enable the projects to run. The aim is always to provide inspirational activities and experiences for early years children that will make a difference to their learning and development.
Older people and young children would benefit hugely from co-located care, according to Lorraine George, an early years educator from Devon who has just returned from a...
A 2017 Churchill Fellow is involved with a new innovative music project taking place across Torbay, which connects the very young and very old.