Laura Oakey

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Currently studying towards Level III Early Years Educator
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Apprentice Early Years Educator

Laura Oakey

My Journey...

I started working at Our Monkey Club in January 2019 as an Apprentice at the Donisthorpe setting after deciding I wanted to begin a career working with children. I have worked hard to develop both personally and professional, learning how to be part of a team, how to work with children and their families and how to meet the high expectations of Our Monkey Club.

It has been a difficult journey and a very steep learning curve as I have to understand the process of child development, the curriculum, the policies, procedures and the legislation that underpins our role.  The children have made the journey amazing and I have loved getting to know all of them and really enjoy working with the children that attend before and after school too.  I also visit the Church Gresley setting in the holidays and have taken part in forest school, helping the children learn how to light fires and explore the woodlands space.   I love playing with the childen and am committed to becoming the best practitioner I can be.