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Hi I'm Alison, I started Orange Caterpillar in 2014 after a long career in Early Years culminating in a role as an Early Years Development Officer for Brighton and Hove City Council.
I've held roles as a private nanny, teaching assistant in a special school, childminder, nursery practitioner, crèche manager, EYT and Pre-School SEN Advisor.
Alongside these roles I have gained a BA in Professional Studies, Learning and Development and Early Years Professional Status (now Early Years Teacher/EYT), completed Ofsted inspector training and been awarded 'Gold Standard Reliability' in using the Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Wellbeing (SSTEW) scales.
Further to this experience I've been a Parent Governor, family advocate and PTA member, completed NSPCC training and I'm currently undertaking NSPCC accreditation. I mentor Early Years Initial Teacher Training students at the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.
Working in partnership with other professionals
Trained trainer - currently undergoing accreditation
Accredited trainer - able to take EYFS Providers though Schemaplay Accreditation
Early Childhood Sustainable Citizenship Award - Trainer
Early Years Consultant and Trainer
Advocate and Lead Early Years Professional