My name is Carol Clynes, I first started working for Wind in the Willows as the deputy manager and SENCO of Longbarn in January 2015 , in October 2016 I became nursery manager, SENCO and safeguarding officer. I have achieved a level 3 in childcare and education and am looking forward to starting my level 5 in early years leadership and management in September 2017. I have worked in childcare for 23 years  working in playgroups and private nurseries, 22 years as a senior practitioner within those settings. I have also had experience working with children with additional needs and have Makaton and portage qualifications and experience using these skills with children on a one to one basis. Outside of work I enjoy taking my  Labrador dogs for long walks and spending time with my 3 teenage children. I am a rugby league season ticket holder for Warrington Wolves and like to attend matches at weekends home and away.