NVQ Level 3

My name is Leanne Mitchell and I have lived in Nottingham all of my life. After finishing school at Fairham Community College and completing my G.C.S.E. qualifications, I decided that I would like to work with children. So my careers adviser helped me enrol on a modern apprentice scheme, this brought me to Stepping Stones Day Nursery. I started here in 2003 and I was made very welcome as part of the team. I am currently based in the Blue Room 2 as the Room Leader and since September 2015 I have been the Pre-School Manager of both of the Blue Rooms, which is very enjoyable. I also work with other age groups which helps me gain experience through the age ranges. I love watching the children develop. I achieved my N.V.Q level 2 in 2004 and my N.V.Q Level 3 in November 2007.

I have done a many courses whilst I have been at Stepping Stones, some of which are First Aid, Behaviour Management and Child Protection, which was very helpful to me. I also took part in the Quality Assurance Framework for the nursery in 2006.

My hobbies are listening to music, meeting up with my friends and reading. I also used to play football and used to be part of the under fifteens England team unfortunately I had to give up as the team travel a lot and I had to sit my exams.