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Natalie Barrett
  • Level 3 NVQ in Childcare and Education

  • Working towards Level 5 in Leadership and Management

  • Paediatric First Aid Trained

Natalie Barrett

Head of Unit Rising Fives Level 3

Hello, my name is Natalie,

I have been working at KDN since September 2012. I am level 3 qualified in childcare and education, I am currently working toward my level 5 in Leadership and Management and paediatric first aid trained. I am Head of unit in Rising Fives, I step up as deputy manager in the afternoons when Suzanne our nursery manager isn’t present and Maxine steps up to manager.

I have a level 2 qualification in counseling and I am also a designated safeguarding lead at the setting. My role keeps me busy and on my toes, I am very punctual and proactive, and I have a passion for working with children. There is no better reward in watching the children in the Rising Fives progress and develop and supporting them on their journey to school.

Why do you like working at KDN?

“I like working at KDN because it is homely and friendly, I like working with the children and parents.”

What do you like doing in your spare time?

“I like to socialise with my peers and family.”

What are some of your interests?

“I like going on holiday to different places.”