Ms HannahENS Mosfilm
- City and Guilds College, London, UK
- University of Brighton, UK
- National Vocational Qualification Level 3 – Early Years Child Care and Education
- Child Care and Education Foundation Degree
- Professional Studies in Learning and Education BA (Hons)
- Early Years and Primary School Professional (Teacher) Status
I was born in Oxfordshire in England and lived in the south of England. I always knew that I would work with children, and started my career as a teaching assistant in a nursery located in a picturesque town next to a beautiful lake. I worked there for many years having made a career path from assistant to managerial position. Here, I implemented a ‘forest school’ approach to child development. The children could take part in creative learning in an area of the forest behind the nursery. Here children created sculptures and crafts using natural materials and exploring the nature around them.
Whilst I worked with children, I also studied part time. I started with a National Vocational Qualification Level 3 Early Years Child Care and Education. This course was a great introduction to the subject and I wanted to learn more! I enrolled on the University of Brighton’s Early Years Care and Education Foundation degree. I really enjoyed this course and wanted to have a full degree so I progressed on to the Professional Studies in Learning and Development course earning a Bachelor of Arts with honours degree. I then continued my studies after graduation to become a professionsl in early childhood development with the course Early Years and Primary School Professional Status. The learning process itself gave me great pleasure and I have found a myriad of academic materials on early child development, research that has been really useful both for my own professional learning, and as a valuable tool for implementing new ideas on the basis of children’s educational benefit, and for training colleagues.