The Sheffield Woodland Kindergarten team


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Dami Kendrick, founder

When Dami’s son was younger she observed how content he was being outdoors needing very little ‘stuff,’ less conflict and more engaged. There was no where that provided what she new would be perfect for him so she set about creating SWK. Dami is thoughtful, caring and compassionate. She supports the team to keep her dream growing.

Qualifications
Level 2 in Childcare  - DQP   
Basic Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect 
Paediatric First Aid – Level 3
Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering – Level 2


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Sarah Rowland, manager

Sarah is a fountain of knowledge, she has a deep understanding of all the ‘why’ in child development and learning. She is gentle, nurturing and cuddly. Putting her absolute all into everyday. Sarah loves silly songs, good strong coffee and creating crazy games.

Qualifications
NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Safer Recruitment
Basic Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Paediatric First Aid – Level 3
Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering – Level 2
BA (hons) Early Years Childhood Studies with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 

Studying towards Forest School Practitioner Level 3

Jessica Dawson, early years practitioner

Jess is our eco angel! She knows everything there is to know about recycling and reusing. She is super duper at crafty creations, mending and making. Jess has the giggliest of giggles, she loves a good dance and a bottom wiggle! Jess is level headed, kind and playful.

Qualifications
NVQ Level 3 in Play work
Basic Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering – Level 2

Ellen Ledger, early years practitioner and KindyKits (under 3’s) area leader

Ellen is a creative soul with artistic skills! Have you seen our cabin door artwork? Ellen did that! She has a calm, thoughtful and gentle manner with children providing our youngest attendees with the nurturing environment with close adult attachments they need to thrive.

Qualifications
Early Years Pracitioner Level 3

Basic Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Paediatric First Aid – Level 3
Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering – Level 2

Lindsey Bielby, early years practitioner and over 3’s area leader

Lindsey has years of outdoor education experience under her belt meaning she has great skills and confidence in teaching children tool use, making things out of wood and even dry stone walling. She has an in depth knowledge and understanding of children’s development and believes in a more natural, child led approach to education.

Qualifications

Forest School level 3

NVQ level 3 in Children's care learning and development 

Skogsmulle leader - Swedish Nature Teacher level 3 

Advanced Safeguarding
Paediatric and Outdoor First Aid – Level 3
Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering – Level 2

SENco - Lindsey is the settings Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Jane Wratten, early years practitioner

An experienced practitioner with a passion for outdoor environments and designing outdoor play spaces Jane brings a fun dynamic to the team!

Qualifications

PGCE in Primary Education

 

 

Ines Edwards, early years practitioner

Ines was born in France and has traveled and worked all over the world, with a passion for climbing she settled in Sheffield and hasn’t looked back.

Qualifications

L3 Early Years Practitioner

BA Psychology and French

Pediatric First aid

Jo Noble, early years practitioner

Jo has worked for many years in outdoor education and more recently within schools with SEN pupils, now that she has her own child she is persueing an interest in early years education - the foundation of all humans!

Qualifications

Forest School Level 3

Po Stoneman, early years practitioner

Po has another role working in therapeutic play a skill that is hugely valuable to our team

Qualifications

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Hirrah Khan, early years practitioner

Hirrah first came to us as an outstanding student she is now joining the team to build on those foundations as she works towards her masters in education

Qualifications

Becca, early years assistant

Becca has experience working in a 1:1 SEN role supporting children in schools. She has previously worked as a children's yoga teacher which is an activity our children love to do! She has traveled and lived around the world originally being from Australia and has a huge passion for the outdoors.

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