Tracey Pooleman BA (Hons)

Early Years Teacher / Deputy Manager

Tracey has worked at the Pre-school since February 1999

As Deputy Manager 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.

Recently Tracey and her partner have become 'foster carers' and have welcomed a long term child into their family. Tracey is the second D.S.L 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.
In addition we decided a modified transition report would be relevant for the 2020 leavers cohort. Tracey has spent some time looking at how we will use this and include parents views.

  • 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

E-Learning through the COVID-19 Lockdown

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