- Early Years Professional
- Level III Educator
- Paediatric First Aid Trained
- Curriculum Specialist
- Designated Safeguarding Lead
Hayley always knew that she wanted a career in care, but it was completing her A-levels in Health & Social Care and Sociology and her interest in Child Psychology that led her to specialise in education. Hayley loved her degree in Child Development, and was particularly interested in the early years, understanding what a crucial time this is for building a secure foundation for later childhood and adulthood.
After graduating with a BA Hons degree Hayley specialised further in early years completing a master’s degree and gaining Early Years Professional Status. Hayley was offered her first nursery position was as an early year’s manager in 2009 with the responsibility for curriculum planning and assessments in an outstanding independent preschool.
This term time position provided Hayley with an opportunity to also work with older children as a manager for holiday camps gaining valuable experience with children 4 to 8 years old. Hayley joined KTB Kids at the beginning, back in 2014. With a belief in the nursery ethos, Hayley wanted a practical management position where she would have the opportunity to make a positive difference to the children and to be able to support educators to fulfil their potential as early year’s educators.
In her role at KTB Kids Hayley thrives with the freedom she has to implement a curriculum that puts the children first. Hayley takes the time to really understand every child in the nursery, and puts them at the centre of planning. Hayley has a respect and passion for the genuine values that the nursery holds, and is invested in spending time with every member of the team, listening to their ideas, and discussing ways to extend their teaching to ensure that adults recognise and capture every opportunity that enables a child to progress and be happy.
At home Hayley loves DIY and craft activities and she enjoys creating handmade gifts for special celebrations. Hayley and her husband love spending quality time with their daughter, and appreciate the importance of ‘experiences’, such as day trips to the seaside or the zoo, and exploration at the park or woodlands and just being outdoors and active.