I have worked for Devon Early Years and Childcare Service since 2002. I started as a district coordinator supporting early years and childcare settings in West Devon and South Hams. In 2011 I moved to Children’s Centre Support for the South and West Devon.
I now cover the whole of Devon. The job is varied and interesting and no two days are the same.
I have been given opportunities to extend my training over the years and have completed an NVQ 3 in Playwork; NVQ 4 in management, plus many short training courses to extend my knowledge and professional skills whilst in post.
I am currently being supported by the County Council to undertake a modern apprenticeship ‘CMI diploma in organisational leadership and management’ as part of my job role.
This involves funded day release from my role by my management team with 20% of my time being spent in college.
This will give me a professional qualification and help me to further progress in my career which will be beneficial to Devon County Council, service users and myself.