Mrs Caroline Woodcock

Early Years Practitioner

Time at Airthrie: 01/09/1992 (25 years ago)
Qualifications: Norland Diploma (1981), NNEB (1980), RSH (1980)

I trained at the Norland College in Hungerford (now in Bath) where I enjoyed extensive hands-on experience in several local Nursery and Infant schools in the Newbury/Hungerford area. Following this, I then worked on the Maternity and Paediatric wards of Wycombe General Hospital, as well as with private families in London and Hertfordshire.

After marrying into the army, 4 children and several years of travelling, our family returned to the UK where I worked at a nursery school in Devizes, Wiltshire. Our final move brought us to Cheltenham and to Airthrie!

I absolutely love working in Acorn; the rewards are enormous and I consider it a great privilege to be in a role of such importance in our youngest pupils' school lives. At 3 and 4 years old they are sponges for information and learning and as a team we love to fill our days with fun and laughter.

I am completely hands-on with my pupils as we enjoy every creative aspect of art, messy play, PE and exploratory learning. Equally, it is a joy to share books, Drama, French and Music with these developing minds.

I feel that an important part of my responsibility is to prepare my pupils for their big step into Reception as they approach their fifth birthdays.

Classes Taught

Acorn

Clubs

Extended After-School Care - Late Club, Extended After-School Care - Tea Time