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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Helen Mark, manager

Helen has been at the kindergarten from the very beginning, passionate about a different kind of education Helen was on board from the word go! Helen loves telling stories, slingy cuddles and campfire cake!

Additional roles 
SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)
ESCAL Champion (Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate)
DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead)


Qualifications 
Early Years Foundation Degree
Forest School Practitioner (Archimedes Training) Level 3
Paediatric First Aid  - level 3
Food Safety and Hygiene for catering  – level 2
Health and Safety in the Workplace – level 2
Advanced Safeguarding in Early Years
Keep Them Safe – CSE Awareness
SENCO Training
FCAF Training 
Team Around the Child - FCAF
Voice of the Child – FCAF
Safer Recruitment 

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Sarah Rowland, deputy 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
Studying towards…BA (hons) Early Years Childhood Studies with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 

Heidi Wilson, early years practitioner 

Heidi is the lady of languages, she is fluent in Spanish, French and German often teaching us songs and traditions from different cultures. Heidi is creative in the kitchen, spending time supporting the children to be involved in all aspects of cooking. Heidi is lovable with an infectious smile and a ‘can do’ attitude!

NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
Basic Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Forest School Practitioner Level 3
Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering – Level 2

 

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

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

Rachel Martinez, early years practitioner

Qualifications
PGCE 

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

Lindsey Bielby

Qualifications

Forest School level 3

NVQ level 3 in Children's care learning and development 

Skogsmulle leader - Swedish Nature Teacher level 3 

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