Norton Little Learners Staff
Miss Leah Powell
I started working in early years when my son was little as a childminders assistant and soon realised that I loved working with young children. From there I went on to become a childminder myself but still felt that there was so much to learn so I enrolled in university as a mature student to do a foundation degree in early childhood studies which I have now completed, I am now working towards the next level which is a BA Hons Degree in working with children and families. I have also managed a committee run playgroup in Abbeydale which has taught me a lot about how to work with parents and children together. I am very excited about being a part of the Little Learners at Norton School as I will love seeing how the children develop past the preschool years.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my own two children, going on holiday and trying to relax when I do get a spare minute.
Miss Laura Emerson
Early Years Educator
I started working as a volunteer teaching assistant in September 2019, while completing my level 2 STLS course and got signed off this May. I was fortunate enough to be offered a permanent position with team Norton in October and have loved every second of it! I was given the opportunity to work in Little Learners at the beginning of this year and have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the children use their imagination and initiative to problem solve. I can’t wait for September, when I’ll be working in Little Learners three afternoons a week and be part of their journey for school readiness. In my spare time I love to be with my own two children (there’s never a dull moment!), yoga and rebounding classes. I have also just started to learn to play the piano.
Miss Fionn Humphris
Early Years Educator
Hello, my name is Fionn (but you can call me Fi!)
I think Pre-school is so much fun, always diverse and each day is different – we follow the children’s interests every day and I enjoy being able to turn play into learning opportunities (often without them even knowing!) play is the best and so important!
A few afternoons a week I teach cultural experiences and RE throughout all year groups in the school.
Outside of school I enjoy spending time with friends and family, occasionally I will drive a digger or dumper for my dad! I love to sing, play my guitar or violin and I enjoy exploring the countryside. You may also find me curled up with a good book and some white chocolate!!