Tracey Pooleman BA (Hons)

Pre-school Manager / Early Years Teacher / DSL

Tracey has worked at the Pre-school since February 1999 firstly as Deputy Manager then Manager from September 2021.

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Tracey endeavours to keep abreast of changes in legislation and good practise. Her dedication to promote and achieve strong partnerships with parents and families is evidence of her committment to childrens well being. She completed a Foundation Degree in Early Years Studies and then went on to acheive a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Years Studies, which enabled her to qualify for the Early Years Teacher Status. Tracey ensures the latest information is posted on our website and facilitates our Facebook page. Tracey has been proactive with introducing 'Tapestry' (an online assessment tool) to the setting. Tracey is the 'go to' person for parents when setting their PIN access. She mentors all staff on how to use Tapestry and facilitates the analysis section so that childrens progress is tracked regularly.

Tracey and her partner have become 'foster carers' and have welcomed a long term child into their family. Tracey is the DSL for the pre-school and has experience in attending child protection conferences.

During the COVID 19 lockdown Tracey supported all staff with their Tapestry online accounts, helping them load activities for families, researching and implementing videos and organising 'Zoom' staff meetings. 

  • Early Years Professional Status (Early Years Teacher)
  • BA (Hons) Early Years (Level 6)
  • Early Years Foundation Degree (Level 5)
  • Diploma in Pre-School Practice 2000 (Level 3)
  • Science workshops
  • Introduction to Pre-School Practice
  • Creativity workshops
  • Equal opportunities awareness
  • Guide to action planning workshop
  • Autism awareness raising
  • ADHD awareness raising
  • Child Protection
  • Paediatric First aid
  • Record of Transfer
  • Birth to Three Kent
  • Foundation Stage
  • 'Inclusion' Safe Guarding Children
  • My Unique Story
  • Leuven Training
  • Sign I Say
  • Attendance to regular Network Meetings
  • Penn Green Training day
  • Safeguarding - Information Sharing, Data Protection and Consent
  • Designated Person Safeguarding
  • Letters & Sounds Course
  • Inclusion Conference
  • Early Help Workshop
  • Prevent Duty Training
  • Behaviour for Early Years
  • Recognising and Preventing FGM V1.3 (Home Office)
  • Attachment Theory
  • Hearing Impairment
  • 30 hour delivery workshop
  • Safeguarding children with disabilities
  • Understanding Autism TQUK Level 2
  • G.D.P.R. essential for schools
  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework
  • E - CAT
  • Early Talk Boost - I CAN
  • Introduction to the 'Local Offer' for early years providers.
  • Best Practice Guidance
  • Lets Talk the Learning Walk
  • Understanding Sensory processing Disorder
  • MAT  Milestone Assessment Toll Kit
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Managing your Early Years Inspection
  • Safer Recruitment

E-Learning through the COVID-19 Lockdown

These are the courses and qualifications earned during the Covid lockdown and closure of the Pre-school:

  • Coronavirus Awareness
  • Sustained Shared Thinking
  • Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment
  • Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Reflective Practice in the Early Years
  • Understanding Children's Rights
  • Infection, Prevention and Control in an Early Years Setting
  • Understanding and Addressing Behaviour
  • Improving Children's Learning through Play
  • Introduction to Yoga with Young Children
  • Speech, Language and Communication
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Private Fostering
  • Early Language Development
  • Effective use of Early Years Pupil Premium
  • Autism Awareness
  • Supporting Children with SEND in the Early Years