parent to classroom assistant: Dumfries & Galloway
“I attended my local Peep group with my youngest child, when she started nursery. I started going along so that I could help my child with her learning. As we went along every week, I started to really enjoy the sessions and when I was asked if I’d like to do the Peep Progression Pathway accreditation, I decided to do Early Literacy. I enjoyed this so much that I decided to complete the Early Maths accreditation at level 5.
Going to Peep really helped my confidence to grow. I was learning so many new things about child development that I realised that I would love to work with children in a school setting. Before I could apply to work in school, I had to go to college to complete Core 3 in Maths, I was able to do this in 8 weeks. Then I applied for a job as a learning assistant, and I am now working in the nursery class in my local primary school. I absolutely love my job and wish that I had made the move sooner but without going to the Peep group I would never have been confident enough to do it!
After the summer holidays I am hoping to continue my learning by completing an HNC in Early Learning and Childcare.”