Angela has a fabulous key skill of being a calm rock in a sea of swarming children, seemingly oblivious to lots of chatter and excitement around her. She can assess a situation, know who in a group needs support and provide this in an open, friendly way. She engages in activities in a way that shows respectful equality between adult and child leading to open conversations and building great relationships. As a parent of a child with developmental challenges herself, Angela can appreciate and sympathise with others in similar positions and is able to provide knowledgeable advice. She is very creative, particularly in 3D, loves music and dancing and is regularly surrounded by children listening to stories in the book corner.

Practitioner, NVQ 3 Childcare