Our team

Here at Anna-Ca-Soo, continuous training is extremely important to us. With practices, procedures and advice being updated constantly, we believe it is crucial to always stay up to date and ahead of the game. That is why our staff are given oportunities throughout the year to go on training courses.


All staff have had training in the following areas:
Pediatrics First Aid Training
Safeguarding Children
PREVENT
Food Safety
Fire Safety and Awareness

 

Anna Caso - Proprietor - NNEB 1982 - Foundation Degree in Early Years  2014

 

'I wanted to open a nursery where children felt at home, safe and happy. I wanted to make a difference to the lives of children and their families.'

 

Training/courses

ILM Diploma Line Management

Display Screen Equipment

REAL – Pilot Session

SENDCO
SEF Workshop

IT User Skills
Disability and Discrimination Conferences.

Preparing for Inspection
Vulnerable Children
Inclusion and Behaviour

Inspection – Your Statutory Duty

Duty to Refer

Attachment Theory
Safeguarding – Named Person 2

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Safeguarding - Female Genital Mutilation

 

Mother of three - 35 Years experience - 18 years ACS (Anna-Ca-soo)

Louisa - Nursery Manager - B.Ed Honours Degree in Primary Education 2012, Qualified Teacher

 

'I always admired my teachers growing up, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps, supporting the next generation.'

 

Training / Courses

An Introduction to the EYFS, Planning, Outcomes, and Cohort Tracking

Safeguarding - Named Person 1

NDNA - Advanced Safeguarding - Train the trainer

Supporting Vulnerable children and families

Leadership skills in the Early Years

Leadership and Management

Early Years Outcomes
Inclusion and Behaviour
Phonics
Primary Curriculum
Use of IT in education
Developing maths and English skills.

Food For Life - Early Years Nutrition

Food For Life - Early Years Teaching Cooking Confidently

Food For Life - Early Years Growing Organically

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

 

Mother of one - 6 Years experience - 1 year ACS

Rosie - Finance and Administration Manager - CACHE Level 3 - 2010

 

'Working with children is the best job and I love it more and more every day.' 

 

Training / Courses

Diploma Customer Service Level 2
Supporting Children 0-3 Years

Early Years Outcomes
EYFS Briefing
Effective Communication

Effective Learning and Practise for 2 Years Olds

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

 

Mother of one - 8 Years experience - 8 Years ACS

Kirsty - Deputy Manager - Student Co-ordinator - NNEB 1991 - Foundation Degree in Early Years 2014

 

'As a child, no one understood what I went through when my parents split up. I went into child care to make sure that other children had someone that understood, and that could support their emotional needs.'

 

Training / Courses

Leadership and Management

Learning through Play – Mary J Drummond.
Schematic Behaviour – Tina Bruce
ILM Line Management – Appraisals
Communication Matters
ECAT
Supporting Reception Aged Children
Early Help Assessment
Attachment Theory
Honor Based Violence
Implementing the EYFS
Development Matters EYFS
EYFS briefing
Intensive Support –EYPP
Look, Listen, Understand Observation

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Safeguarding - FGM

Understanding Autism

Understanding Children's Emotions

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

Mother of two - 26 Years experience - 14.5 Years ACS

 

Wendy - Deputy Manager - 2 year old Co-ordinator - NNEB 1993

 

"I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with children. It's the most rewarding career that has changed so much over the years and I can't imagine doing anything else."

 

Training/Courses

Supporting Vulnerable Children and Families.
Safer Recruitment in the Early Years
Domestic Abuse
Integrated Reviews
Appraisal Skills
EYFS Briefing

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

Mother of one - 25 Years experience - 18 Years ACS 

 

 

Faye - Blue Room Practitioner - NVQ Level 3 

 

'I am passionate about working with children, supporting their learning and development. I enjoy meeting new children all the time and helping them gain as much knowledge as they can, but also making their time at nursery stimulating and exciting.'

 

Training/ Courses

Practical approach to Autism
EYFS Briefings

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Supporting Boys in Mark Making and Early Writing

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

13 Years experience - 7 Years ACS

 

 

Leanne - Blue Room Practitioner - BTEC National Diploma - 2003

 

'Whilst gaining my qualification it become increasingly apparent how important the first 5 years of a child's life are. All of the milestones, laughter, tantrums and learning is unique to every child. I love that I get to be a part of this journey with the children and their families.'

 

Training/Courses

Language & Literacy –Rhythm & Rhyme
EYFS
Understanding a Play Based Curriculum.
Communication Language and Literacy
Developing Imagination in Young Children.
Tracking Children’s Progress.

Outdoor Learning environment

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Supporting Boys in Mark Making and Early Writing

Supporting Children with Unclear Speech

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

Mother of two - 14 Years experience - 14 Years ACS

 

Lauren - Blue Room - Level 3 - 2013 - Foundation Degree in Early Years

 

'Seeing the children learn something new, and being a part of that, is the best thing about being a practitioner.'

 

Training/ Courses

Key Person Approach
Characteristic of Effective Learning
Effectively Delivery of The EYFS
Schemas

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Supporting Boys in Mark Making and Early Writing

Safeguarding - FGM

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Understanding Autism

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

6 Years experience - 2 Year ACS

 

Corinne - Blue Room Practitioner - EDI Level 3 Diploma CYPW - 2013

 

'Working with children is so rewarding, I love watching them learn and grow each day.'

 

Training/Courses

Channel General Awareness module

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Supporting Reception Aged Children

Supporting Boys in Mark Making and Early Writing

Safeguarding - FGM

Understanding Autism

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

8 Years experience - 1 Year ACS

Sophie - Green Room Practitioner - BTEC National Diploma - 2011

 

'I love working with children, watching them grow and learn every single day!'

 

Training / Courses

Supporting Children 0-3 Years.

Outdoor Learning Environment

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

6 Years experience - 3 Years ACS

Sophie - Green Room Practitioner - NVQ Level 3 - 2011

 

'I enjoy looking after the babies every day, and watching them grow into wonderful, happy toddlers.'

 

Courses/ Training

Understanding behaviour

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

7 Years experience - 3 Years ACS

Edwina - Green Room Practitioner - CACHE NVQ Level 3 - 2011

 

'I find working with children so rewarding, helping them to have fun and develop, ensuring they have new challenges, and planning exciting new experiences in a safe environment.'

 

Courses/ Training

Introduction to Schemas

Enhancing the learning of children with SEND

Behaviour Management 

PREVENT

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

14 Years experience - ACS Newbie!

Amanda - Red Room Practitioner - Play Worker Level 3 - 2004

 

'For me, working with children is very rewarding as I'm playing a part in their development & education.' 

 

Training/ Courses

Effective Environments for 2 Year Olds
Play Based Curriculum
Birth – Three Matters
Supporting Children 0-3 Years
Maths is Everywhere
EYFS Briefing

Effective Learning and Practise for 2 Years Olds

Outdoor Learning Environment

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

13 Years experience - 7 Years ACS

 

Gabriela - Red Room Practitioner - Qualified Teacher Status 2016

 

'Being around children is both challenging and rewarding at the same. I love working with children and couldn't see myself doing anything else.'

 

Training/ Courses

Health & Safety 

PREVENT

Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulations

Child Neglect

Online Safety

SEND Code of Practise

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

 

18 Years experience - ACS Newbie!

 

Rachel - Red Room Practitioner - NNEB - 1993

 

'I love childcare as there is nothing more rewarding than a child reaching their goals for the first time and making me proud.'

 

Training/ Courses

Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Making the Most of The Outdoors
Planning for Quality in The Early Years
Aspects of Behaviour
Providing Nutritional Needs
EYFS Briefing
REAL Training
ECAT

Effective Learning and Practise for 2 Years Olds

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

Mother of two - 24 Years experience - 9 Years ACS

 

Denise - Yellow Room Practitioner - NVQ Level 3 - 2015

 

'Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to work in a safe environment, for the children to achieve their goals. I feel a great joy in my heart when they do!'

 

Training/ Courses

Supporting EAL children
EYFS Briefing
Introduction to The EYFS

Effective Learning and Practise for 2 Years Olds

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Safeguarding - FGM

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Understanding Babies

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

23 Years experience - 9 Years ACS

 

Joanne - Yellow Room Practitioner - NNEB 2000

 

'I have always wanted to work with children, and after nearly 17 years in my job I'm still passionate and enjoy helping the children achieve their full potential. It's such a rewarding job and wouldn't want to do anything else.'

 

Training/ Courses

Autism and Communication
Behaviour Management
Create, Celebrate, Create 0-3 Years
Birth to Three Matters
Jabadao
Understanding Schemas
EYFS Briefing

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys
Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

Mother of two - 18 Years experience - 18 Years ACS

 

Tanya - Yellow Room Practitioner - Nursery SENDCO- NVQ Level 3 - 2010

 

'Since I was 15 years old I've always wanted to care for young children. To play a part in providing the best opportunities for all children to smile and grow in a happy, safe and stimulating environment is the best feeling in the world. My love and enthusiasm continuously grows.'

 

Training/ Courses

Portage Training Workshop
ECAT
Key Person Approach
Emotional and Physical Wellbeing
SENDCO
ILM – Team Leading

Effective Learning and Practise for 2 Years Olds

Raising Early Years achievement in Boys

Raising Early Years achievement in children for whom English is an additional language
Sustained Shared Thinking in Early Years

SENCO consultations and forums with Area SENCO Lead

Speech and Language

Safeguarding - FGM

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

14 Years experience - 6 Years ACS

 

 

Denise - Peripatetic Practitioner - NVQ Level 3

 

'Seeing the children's happy faces makes my job the best in the world.'

 

Training/ Courses

Feeding Young Imaginations
Birth to Three Matters
Appraisals
Mark Making Matters
Building Futures – Believe in Children.
Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
Team Leading
Health and Safety

Enjoy Reading using Story Sacks

 

Mother of two - 20 Years experience - 2.5 Years ACS

Mick - Proprietor and Chef - Level 2 Food Safety

 

'Watching Anna and my daughters live out their passion of childcare, I am a very proud husband and father.'

 

Training

Food Hygiene

Food Safety Awareness

Food for Life - An introduction

 

Father of three - 18 Years ACS

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