Mel is a hugely experienced practitioner of child led learning. She’s played a big part in the lives of children past and present at Shiplake CE Primary School having worked there, mostly with Reception children as a Teaching Assistant for many years. She joined the Nursery Team as Deputy Manager in 2019. Mel has recently become a grandparent and she and her partner have a total of five children between them. ( Like Holly, Mel is the mother of twin boys who still live at home with her). Mel has an NVQ level 3 in Early Years Care and Education and has completed training in Prevent Duty, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Children’s Play. Outside of work she’s a big fan of upcycling furniture and escapes to visit family in Northern Italy when she is can.