Meet the team at Natural Explorers @ Simmondley Primary School
Lindsey Farrow (BSc (Hons), PGCE Early Years (3 - 8))
Lindsey has worked with young children for 19 years and has worked in maintained schools across the whole of Key Stage One and the Early Years foundation stage. Following her passion for Early Years, Lindsey became manager of Simmondley Pre School where she has been for 9 years. During this time she has been invited to support the delivery of a Mud Kitchen workshop at an Every Child a Mover DCC conference. She has published an article in Elizabeth Jaman’s Communication Friendly Spaces journal. Lindsey has also presented at a DCC conference for Headteachers with regards to the implementation of 30 hours, and the impact on children, setting and planning.
Nicola Kay (BA (Hons), EYTS)
Nic came to Simmondley Pre School as a parent as part of the management committee. She then formed Natural Explorers with Lindsey and joined the staff team a year later. Nic has worked at Natural Explorers for 6 years and during that time has successfully completed her Early Years Teacher status, with a grade of outstanding. Nic has presented at a DCC conference for Headteachers with regards to the implementation of 30 hours and the impact on children, setting and planning.
BA (Hons) Early Years Childhood Studies
Amelia began working for Natural Explorers @ Simmondley Primary School in September 2019 having previously worked at our High Lane site. She attained her degree in Early Years Childhood Studies in July 2019. She has worked with a range of ages covering from 0-7 however, Pre School is her favourite age to work with. When the opportunity became available to join the team, she was thrilled and has fully embraced the Natural Explorers ethos and pedagogy.
Bethany James (Early Years Educator Apprenticeship)
Beth attended Simmondley Pre-School as a child, undertook work experience with us and then completed her Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification as an apprentice in our inaugral year at Pennine Road. It has been a pleasure to support Beth in her journey to become a passionate and enthusiastic Early Years Educator.
Hannah Rowarth (Mid Day Supervisor, Level 2 Teaching Assistant. Food Hygiene)
Hannah worked as a volunteer in a Local primary school , supporting in both infant and junior classes and is a qualified Level 2 teaching assistant. She went on to to work in a specialist school for children with challenging behaviour working across all ages and with children with various needs. Hannah holds a certificate in Food Hygiene.