Kim Farley Lead Practitioner ( Safeguarding Officer)

Kim Farley – Lead Practitioner ( Safeguarding Officer)

Kim has worked as Playgroup Leader for over 10 years and brings with her a wealth of experience from 20 years of working in childcare and education. Her area of expertise is Communication and Language and uses her passion and commitment to support, develop and enrich language skills.

Kim completed her Early Years Foundation Degree in 2013. She has worked for Suffolk County Council, Workforce and Development, which enables her to provide training for her team and Early Years Practitioners.


Kim has the following qualifications and experience:
  • Early Years Foundation Degree Level 5 gained 2013.
  • ‘Elklan’ Speech and Language Support
  • Makaton level 3*
  • Workshops in Autism and Special Needs #
  • SENCO – Special Education Needs Deputy Co-ordinator (playgroup)
  • Dynavox communication aid**
  • Communicate in Print
  • Early Literacy Support , Letters & Sounds • Social emotional aspects of development(SEAD)
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Foundation Certificate in Food and Hygiene
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Roles and Responsibilities – Safe Guarding
  • ICAN and ICAN enhanced
  • Prevent
  • E Safety
  • Physical Development
  • Observation and Assessment
  • Signs of Safety


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

** Dynavox is a communication aid for children with no or limited speech, which requires programming for an individual child’s needs