Dylan Banfield - Early Years Practitioner and Leisure Assistant

Dylan Banfield - Early Years Practitioner and Leisure Assistant

Name, Age and Hometown

Dylan Banfield, Age 18, Lossiemouth

Job title (list all job titles for the duration of employment)

Early Years Practitioner (RAF LCC Lossie HUB) and Leisure Assistant (Moray Council)

What attracted you to the industry you are in?

I really enjoy supporting children’s learning and community engagement.

How long have you been with the company?

2 years for both jobs.

Describe your day-to-day role

Delivery of early education for children under 5 and supporting young children with their learning through play and maintain good housekeeping practices during COVID-19. With my Moray Council Role, I have been redeployed to the delivery of prescriptions and food parcels.

What kind of training have you done?

Work experience in an early year setting to complete my vocational qualification. I am also SSSC registered, PVG checked and First aid qualified.

What skills have you learned?

Good understanding of education systems and cross infection.

Have you completed any professional qualifications? If yes, provide details

SVQ Level 3 in children and young people, National Pool Lifeguard Qualification and HNC in coaching and developing sport.

Do you like living and working in Moray? Explain why/ why not

Yes, I enjoy living in Moray as I like the outdoor environment.

What skills are the most important for you to do your job well?

Effective communicator, Positive attitude, Keeping fit, and active.

Was there anything about the job that surprised you?

The number of learning outcomes in the early years' curriculum.

Is there anything unusual about your role?

Being a male in the early years' industry.

What’s your favorite part of the job?

Supporting children with their learning.

Did you always want to pursue a career in this industry?


What is your advice for young school leavers looking to start an apprenticeship?

It is ok not to follow an academic route as vocational training can be a good option as well.

What is your career goal?

To become a Physical Education Teacher

How does it feel to be a KeyWorker on the frontline, supporting the Country’s fight against Covid-19?

It gives me a positive boost as I am supporting my local community. I am proud to be involved and do my part during these times.

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