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Meet the Team: Laura Geldart

Date: October 7, 2016 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Meet the Team

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Our Deputy Manager Laura Geldart first came to Bumpkins as a student during the last year of her National Diploma in Childhood Studies.img_8746

That was 15 years ago, and just the day after Bumpkins 1st Birthday, Laura can still remember seeing all the balloons up!
In the early days, Bumpkins had “The Playroom” with all children aged 16 months to 5 years.  Laura worked in there and soon developed a preference for working with the preschoolers.

 

She particularly enjoys getting to know the families and watching the children progress, ready for big-school.  Story time is a favourite too, as it develops language and is a social time, predicting what will happen next and acting out parts of a story!
 When Bumpkins split into separate rooms, Laura continued working with the older children, before becoming Deputy Manager and splitting her time between the office and the preschool.

 

Nowadays, Laura has a family of her own, 6 year old Mia and 15 month old Callum, and works Monday-Wednesday in the office.  She is joint SENCO at the main site and a Designated Child Protection person.  Laura is kept busy operating the Bumpkins waiting list and offering places to new families, liaising with new parents, showing new families around Bumpkins, meeting parents when their children come along for Settle Sessions and organising the rotas.
 
You will often see Laura at the end of the day at pick-up time.