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Welcome to Eleflumps Childcare, my name is Ursula Lord.
I am a childcare worker with over 25 years experience working with a range of children and families from different backgrounds and needs.
In my 25 years of childcare I have worked with children with different needs including children on the autistic spectrum, cerebral palsy, speech and language needs, cystic fibrosis, severe milk allergy and other allergies, global learning delay, visually and hearing impaired children, children with Downs syndrome, Asthma and other medical conditions and have worked with children and families with challenging home life/needs and issues.
After leaving school, I gained my childcare qualification at college. My first position after qualifying was as a sole charge nanny of two girls, which I remained in until the younger sibling started school. Shortly after, I was employed as a childcare worker in a local authority day nursery in East London, where I worked for 22 years. This nursery was closed and merged with another nursery, where I stayed until redundancy in July 2016.
I am committed to a child-centred, play based approach in which children have the opportunity to learn through first hand, meaningful experiences that are planned with their interests and concerns in mind. I believe that children should be able to take calculated risks, in order that their learning is continually challenging and allows them to move forward in their learning and development.