Hello everyone I’m Hayley Winter, an Early Years Leader & Teacher living in the UK. I have over 12 years experience working within Early Years. I am super passionate about learning through play and love being part of a like-minded community. It’s an absolute pleasure to observe the magic of learning and watch children grow everyday.
Did you know…children under the age of 5 years develop the quickest than any other age!
I started my career in education working as a nursery nurse in a private day nursery, developing my practise and gaining knowledge and skills along the way. I have worked with children from 2 months-7 years old, within day nurseries, 1:1 TA and then finally making the brave decision to become a teacher just a few years ago. I was able to share my drive, determination and passion by studying and working both full time whilst accomplishing a first in Early Childhood Studies degree then completing my QTS (through a SCITT route) alongside my PGCE.
During my NQT year I decided to set up my Instagram account @allaboutearlyyears to share my provision ideas and found an absolutely incredible teaching and parent community! I have been so lucky to be supported by just over 30,000 people there including other small business, educators and parents. It has now developed in a way I never imagined and just like that….this website was born!
I am now in my 3rd year of teaching and a proud Early Years teacher leading a team of 3 teachers, 1 teacher trainee and 7 TA’s with over 150 children. And making this scary decision to go for this opportunity to develop a small business.
Overall, I’m just a 30 year old big kid who loves to play!
I seek to educate families & educators about the holistic child and importance of learning through play. The goal is to inspire YOU to feel more confident within your abilities, knowledge & provisions & provide you with practical tips, advice & ideas to support your journey.
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