About me

IMG_6920 - Version 2My name is Ruth. I know what it’s like to be busy, having worked whilst studying for a degree, raising children, and volunteering in various different roles. I also know that it’s so important to get that work-life balance right, and that’s why I became the Time Fairy.

I love helping people in any way that I can and I have a wide variety of experience, skills and knowledge. I enjoy organising, research, attention to detail and keeping busy. I am reliable, hardworking, flexible and trustworthy. I have an enhanced CRB and UK driving licence.

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Work & Life

Volunteering

I have always been involved in volunteering for a variety of different groups because of my desire to help people (and animals). I am currently a volunteer for Cats Protection, fostering cats and kittens until they can be re-homed. I also help at Southam Gymnastics where I am the grants co-ordinator, club welfare officer and health & safety officer.

Work

My last job was as Deputy Manager for a Surestart Children’s Centre. There I took on various projects and roles. For example, supporting families in the home, supervising staff, running sessions for families, delivering parenting courses, policy writing, developing paperwork and systems. I was the designated person for Child Protection issues, as well as the go-to person for random problems!

Family

I am married with two children (who are now young adults). I have thoroughly enjoyed being a mother to my two wonderful children, one of whom is in the sixth form and the other who is at university. Parenting is definitely a challenging role, and between my family and work, I have a great deal of experience and knowledge to make family life that little bit easier.

Qualifications

My training and qualifications include:

BA Honours degree in Early Childhood Education
NPQICL (leadership qualification)
ECDL (computer skills)
First Aid and CPR
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Health & Safety
Food Safety
Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme)
Smoking Cessation Advisor

 

Training for working with children also includes:

Paediatric First Aid & CPR
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Behaviour management
Special Educational Needs and Autism
Speech & Language (Tiers 1 to 3)
Common Assessment Framework
Chatter Matters