Early Years Teacher

Feb 4, 2016 | News stories

Little Ladybirds Day Nursery has appointed its first qualified teacher as part of our programme to get children ready for life at school

Jenny Moore has started work at Little Ladybirds as an Early Years Teacher.

The 26-year-old, from Thornaby, is working in the nursery’s pre-school room and one of her main responsibilities is ensuring that children are prepared for the step-up to school when they are five.

Jenny, who has a degree in Childhood Studies and Early Years Teaching, said: “I chose to go into early years teaching, rather than teaching at school, because being in a nursery is such an important part in a child’s life.

“Experiences in the first five years of a child’s life have the biggest impact on how their brain develops. It’s when they grasp the fundamental skills they need to do well at school and develop as happy, confident individuals.”

Since starting in January, Jenny, along with the other staff in the pre-school room, has introduced a number of new activities, including using colours to introduce French words, getting the children to look at the life cycle of a plant and putting up a large map and asking the children to identify where in the world they have been.

Jenny added: “The key is to introduce learning through play so it engages the children and we want to ensure that their time at Little Ladybirds has a lasting, positive impact on their well-being and development.

“There’s a fantastic team here at the nursery and I am really enjoying the role.”

Jennifer Thompson, Manager of Little Ladybirds, added: “We are delighted to have been able to attract someone of Jenny’s calibre and she has already made a positive impact in such a short space of time.

“Research demonstrates that the quality of early education and childcare provision is higher when practice is led by specially trained early years graduate teachers.

“So with Jenny, and the other highly trained staff we have at Little Ladybirds, our aim is to make the nursery the first choice for parents seeking care for their child.”