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Ripponden Pre School,

The Community Centre, Old Bank

Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge

West Yorkshire


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Meet the Staff

Sharron Smith:  Pre-school Leader:

Bachelor of Arts in Early Years Level 6
Early Years Professional Status
Diploma in pre-school practice level 3
Deaf awareness 6 weeks
Helping to support hearing impaired
Helping to support communication and language
Risk Assessment
Health and Safety
Safeguarding children – roles and responsibilities
Paediatric first aid
Playing with sounds , Early phonics
Special educational needs
Disability equality
Level 2 in food safety
Manual  Handling
Early Years (1st year Foundation Degree - Level 4)
Foundation Degree in Early Years Level 5
Typical and Atypical Development
Promoting Positive Behaviour 1 & 2
Managing Disability in Play
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity & Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Supporting Boys Achievements
Managing Conflict , Right of the Child
Level 5 in Leadership & Management

Awareness of child abuse and neglect

Playing and planning for nurseries

Dyspraxia Awareness

Early Language Development

Rights and Voices of a child
Narrowing the gap
Early Science
Whole team training in Autistic spectrum disorder

Pauline Thornber: Pre school Assistant:

Introduction to Pre-school practice level 2
Tops play
Paediatric first aid
Award in food safety and catering
Observation and curriculum planning
Safeguarding Children
Early language
Whole team training in Autistic spectrum disorder

Sarah Ellison

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

Basic SEND

Child Protection

Promoting Positive Behaviour

How to make the early years setting Autism friendly

Supporting a young child with Autism

Working towards - Level 3 in Childcare

Ripponden Pre-School are proud to have highly trained and experienced staff, with a low staff turnover. Most members of staff have been with the pre-school for years.

Louise Morton: Pre-school Deputy Leader:

BA in Childhood Studies
Introduction to foundation stage
Starting birth to 3 matters
Developing & appropriate environment for birth to 3 matters
Extending birth to 3
Paediatric first aid
NOCN Nutritional skills
Raising awareness of all children in the diverse society in which we live
Managing medicines
Observing and extending observational skills in children 0-5
Development Champion
Safeguarding children and awareness of abuse and neglect
Allergies and anaphylaxia awareness
Foundation Degree in Early Years - Level 5
Early Years Professional Status
Level 3 in Leadership & management
Atelier - Creativity
Address Teasing & Bullying Behaviour
Inclusive Practice
Managing Challenging Behaviour
Working with children and young people with Autism
Two year integrated review
Whole team training in Autistic spectrum disorder

Amanda Butterworth: Pre-School Assistant

Working towards Level 3 in Children's and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma

Paediatric first aid

Health & food Hygiene

A guide to Early Support

Early Language Development
Early inclusion

Whole team training in Autistic spectrum disorder

Beverly Burton: Pre-school Assistant:

Introduction to pre-school practise level 2
Leve 2 food safety and catering
Paediatric First Aid
Birth to 3 x 3
Working with children with severe learning and complex needs
Signs and symbols
Supporting the visually impaired child
Safeguarding children roles and responsibilities
Planned links to EYFS 0-36 months
Guidance for early yeas action
Special educational needs basics
Level 3 in Children's and young peoples Workforce diploma

Awareness of child abuse and neglect

ADHD & Autistic Awareness

Eating Disorders
Whole team training in Autistic spectrum disorder