Jess started with Young Discoverers as a level 2 Apprentice, and quickly progressed to a level 3 Apprenticeship. Jess has a natural way with children coming from a big family, and regularly helps out with her nieces and nephews. She is very in tune with the needs of young children, and whilst with us completed the Baby Room Project and then her level 3 Diploma in Leadership & Management. Jess left us for a short while to work in another day nursery and broaden her experience, and we are extremely glad that she has returned to the team to again work with us, as a valued and experienced member of staff. Jess works with out 2 year olds in our Shooting Stars playroom.
Explaining the difference between biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage, Young Discoverers: Garbage and Recycling by Rosie Harlow and Sally Morgan shows how glass, metal, and wool can be easily recycled. How Can I Help? boxes give suggestions for the young environmentalist who wants to recycle at home.
Kathy has worked in childcare forever!!! or at least since 1980 when she qualified as a Nursery Nurse and began her career. She has worked in a day nursery in Leeds, been a registered childminder whilst her own children were young, and joined Young Discoverers in 2009 when the Nursery opened from Escrick Pre School Playgroup, where she was Manager for the setting. She is passionate about her work with children and families, and is committed to providing the highest standard of care for each child joining Young Discoverers. Kathy is well known in Escrick, especially by the children in the village and surrounding area, and has developed her links in the local community, to enable the Young Discoverers team to network in the childcare sector to provide the very best levels of care and education. Kathy holds National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) and Diploma in Pre School Practice (DPP) qualifications, and has also completed her Foundation Degree in Early Years. She currently holds Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates.