Teach Portsmouth presents…

A brand new webinar series for those interested in teaching.

Each webinar will focus on a different theme and feature guest speakers who will share their experiences so you can learn more about what it's like to teach in Portsmouth.

Watch back Teach Portsmouth presents early years education

January 2022

If you missed Teach Portsmouth presents early years education, a recording is now available for you to watch. Those who joined us on Monday 17 January heard from a nursery practitioner and nursery manager about supporting children aged 0 - 4 years old in the city.

Webinar host, Mindy Butler, early years and childcare manager at Portsmouth City Council helped myth bust perceptions about the profession as well as showcasing the routes people can take to become a nursery practitioner.

Download presentation slides

Want to share the video?

If you know someone who might benefit from watching this webinar, share the recording by email or on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn today!

About our host

Mindy Butler

Early years and childcare manager at Portsmouth City Council

Mindy ran three Montessori nurseries in Hampshire for ten years before becoming a manager at Bramble Infant School and Nursery in Portsmouth for 3 years.

After this time, Mindy joined Portsmouth City Council in October 2019 as the quality and sufficiency co-ordinator in the early years team and was promoted to her current role as early years and childcare manager in September 2020.

She leads the early years team at Portsmouth City Council to support early years providers across the city in all aspects of their business including funding, training and education.

About our speakers

James Dyer - Qualified practitioner

Southsea Nature Nursery

James' background started in play work, running youth and play services across the city. Originally qualifying as a primary school teacher, James has jointly run Southsea Nature Nursery for the last 6 years, supporting children aged 0 - 4 years old. He is passionate about outdoor learning through play as well as using music too. James believes his experiences can help teach children essential life skills they need at the very start of their lives. He feels this makes his job even more rewarding and will inspire others to do the same.

Abbie Hendry - Nursery Manager

Rainbow Corner Nursery

Abbie started at Rainbow Corner Nursery after changing career in May 2016. During this time, she completed an NVQ Level 3 in childcare at college two evenings a week. As Abbie approached the end of her qualification, she was put forward and won 'newcomer of the year' at the Nursery World Awards. Since qualifying, Abbie has progressed from deputy room leader to nursery manager as well as being a special educational needs co-ordinator. She hopes her story will inspire others and show how progression is possible with the right support and dedication. Abbie will also speak about her apprenticeship during the webinar.

Aspirations Week 2022

In partnership with Portsmouth Aspirations Week, Teach Portsmouth will be supporting the city's annual initiative that helps children, young people, and adults learn new skills, achieve qualifications and progress in their career.

Aspirations Week 2022 is one of the ways that we are supporting Portsmouth City Vision and is part of the council’s commitment to life-long learning.

Interested in attending our next webinar?

Get the latest news and information straight to your inbox with the Teach Portsmouth newsletter. Be the first to hear about our next webinar too!

Teach Portsmouth, Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA
   023 9268 8088 (9.30am - 2.30pm)
© - Teach Portsmouth, All Rights Reserved