Life has become very different for a lot of us during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Dingley’s Promise has adapted quickly to new remote ways of working so we are able to continue providing life changing support to the children that attend our centres.
Our centre teams have risen to the challenge brilliantly! We spoke to Georgia Fromant from our West Berkshire Centre to hear about how her work life has changed and how she continues to support her key children;
What is your role at Dingley’s Promise?
Early Years Practitioner.
How has your role at Dingley’s Promise changed given the current circumstances? How are you finding it?
If you had asked me a few months ago whether it would be possible for me to work from home, I would have responded absolutely no way! But here I am, supporting my key children’s families as best I can by creating activity ideas and tutorials (via our online database, Tapestry). I’m also keeping in regular contact with my families to ensure they are all okay. I’m using the time to become my ‘best me’ as a practitioner – planning interactive stories, future activity ideas and making my way through a long list of additional training that I can complete ready to support my practice when we all come back together.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Building relationships with families and children and getting to celebrate their successes with them.
Could you talk about your background in the Early years sector?
I started my Early Years journey in September 2016 when I came to Dingley’s Promise in West Berkshire as an Apprentice. I was gutted when it was over and there weren’t any full-time vacancies! So off I went for a year to be a Nanny. During this time I gained my qualification in Level 3 Inclusive Practice (created and run by Dingley’s Promise) and in October 2018 I returned to the West Berkshire centre as a qualified practitioner! Fast forward a year and I began my degree in Children’s Development and Learning!
In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?
I really enjoy making things and doing DIY projects – for a while I even had my own Youtube channel! These days time is a little harder to come by but I still enjoy making things every once in a while. I have a good list of things to make for my wedding next year too!
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Creative, caring and energetic.
If you could go on holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go? (Once it is safe to of course!)
I would really love to go to the Maldives and stay in one of the bungalows on the water. Hopefully this dream can come true for our honeymoon!
Thank you Georgia!
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