Practically perfect! Meet Anne...

Practically perfect! Meet Anne... image
21 November 2019 | by Cathy Insall | Communications & Content Manager

On which courses are you a tutor? I teach and assess on the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard and also Level 2 Children & Young Persons Workforce course.

Why did you become a tutor? I became a tutor as I have extensive experience and qualification in early year’s education. I feel I can give the students the benefit of my experiences and knowledge.

What do you think is the most interesting aspect of the courses you deliver? The most interesting thing for me is to see how the students relate what they have learned in the classroom to the practical elements of their role in work.

What experiences of your own do you bring to the courses? I have 37 years of childcare and education experience to bring to my courses. I have had many roles in that time, so can relay stories to the students about my experiences or children I have cared for. It helps them understand examples from practice that they could also try within their settings.

What do you love about working for Somerset Skills and Learning? I love teaching and visiting students in their settings. I also love the flexibility of tailoring the teaching to individual needs of the students and watching them gain confidence in their practice.

What advice would you give to anyone considering your courses? Working with young children is a demanding job so understanding them and their development is key. Volunteering for a while first would help some students to see if they like the job or not.

If you were stuck in a lift with someone, who would it be and why? An engineer so they could get me out.

What is your most annoying habit? I don’t have any annoying habits I am practically perfect in every way! (Maybe ask my colleagues!)

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