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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

Chloe Callister: Pre-school Assistant:


Level 3 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

Basic SEND

Child Protection

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Food Safety

How to make the early years setting Autism friendly

Supporting a young child with Autism

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