Joanne Holmes

Joanne Holmes – Deputy Playgroup Leader  ( Deputy Safeguarding Officer)

Jo has worked for Acton playgroup for 20 years and specialises in expressive arts. Jo is also the Health and Safety Officer for the Playgroup.

  • NVQ3 Qualification in Childcare and Education
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Music and Movement
  • Art in the Early Years
  • Foundation Certificate in Food and Hygiene
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Makaton*
  • Social emotional aspects of development(SEAD)
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace#
  • Prevent
  • E Safety
  • Letters & Sounds for EYFS (Phase 1)
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Autism Awareness
  • Using Observations for Effective Next Steps Planning
  • Safeguarding Children: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Developing reflective practice through peer observation
  • Effective Use of the Early Years Pupil Premium
  • Sustained Shared Thinking in the Early Years
  • FGM Awareness 

*Makaton uses signs and symbols to teach communication, language and literacy skills to people with communication and learning difficulties.