Rhona Henderson - Senior Child Care Practitioner

Rhona Henderson - Senior Child Care Practitioner

Name, Age and Hometown.

Rhona Henderson, Age 50, Keith

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

I have worked for nearly 28 years in the child care industry and 15 years in my current Senior Practitioner role.

What attracted you to the industry you are in?

My mother was a teacher so I’m guessing it must have come from her. I did a childcare subject at high school and enjoyed it and was also good at it, so career advisor subjected Nursery Nurse course at Moray College.

Describe your day-to-day role.

Working with preschool children. Planning, implementing, and evaluating as part of a team.

What kind of training have you done?

SNNEB at Moray College

What skills have you learned?

Many and always learning in this job. From the kids to doing CPDs to reading and implementing new policies and documentation.

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

Scottish Nursery Nursing Education Board in 1989

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

Yes, it’s my home area and it is where my family are.

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

Being a good listener and patience.

Is there anything unusual about your role?

Loads, I work with kids so they are so unique they make our role unusual.

What’s your favourite part of the job?

Seeing how the children grow and blossom in readiness for school during their time with us.

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

Be ready to read and use what you read in your daily life. Get as much experience as possible working with a variety of different ages, babysitting, clubs such as Rainbows/Beaver/Brownies/Cubs.

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

Just doing what I can to continue to support our children from our setting from afar to continue their learning at home and letting them see how much they are learning without realising.

Tell us what makes you proud to be a Keyworker?

To see their face through a closed Facebook group and still to be a part of their daily life make me happy and all fuzzy in my tummy!

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