FOUNDATION STAGE LEADER – MRS HEMMING
Sue Winters – Hillview Early Years Leader
BA Early Childhood Studies
Early Years Professional Status
I have worked in Education primarily Early Years for the last twenty years following voluntary redundancy from the Gas industry. I had a young family and this gave me the opportunity to change direction and retrain in a field that complimented raising a family.Over the years I have continued my studies whilst working as a playleader in a community playgroup and then in a school as a TA in Reception, Y1 and Y2 before returning to setting up and running a Nursery class in a school as Early Years is where my passion lies. In 2013 I completed my degree in Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Professional Status.I joined HEY in April 2015 following working for a year in a Children’s Centre as a senior Early Years Professional. My young family – 3 girls (24, 22, and 19) and 1 boy (21) are now grown up but my passion for Early Years continues, supporting the youngest members of our society to build solid foundation to access and explore education to prepare them for their futures in this ever changing world we live in. I firmly believe in the importance of ensuring all young children have access to the best possible start as they move into the world of education.
Outside of HEY I enjoy meeting up with friends, swimming, and yoga (great for clearing the mind!) and going to the theatre. I have recently joined a book club in an attempt to read more than a couple of books a year ( holiday reading) , it’s also a great way of catching up with friends I rarely get to see in the busy world we live in!
Richard Sysum Deputy/Dragonfly Key Person
BA Education Studies
I’m Richard Sysum, I’ve been working in Early Years since 2001. I previously worked in a reception class from 2001 to 2010 and joined HEY in September 2010. I live on the outskirts of Gloucester with my wife, children and little dog. I enjoy visiting European capital cities with my wife I still have a few let to visit….. As a family we enjoy taking the dog for long walks in the local woods.
Early Years Teacher – Wednesdays (Thursdays from September
Sarah Wood – Ladybird Key Person
NVQ Level 3 Children’s care, learning and development
I’m Sarah Wood and I’ve been working at Hillview Early Years since October 2014. I started working in Early Years in 2008 after having my own two children and becoming the Chair of the local playgroup and felt that working with children was the career path I wanted to pursue.I am qualified level 3 in Children, learning and Paediatric First Aid and have trained as a Petit Acting Academy Tutor, teaching storytelling and role play with pre-school children.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, walking, reading and being creative with stamps and ink in my craft room.