Hospital nursery has starring role in college film
30 June 2016
Leigh Horne, Deputy Manager of Southend Hospital’s Ladybird Nursery, has been filmed as part of a video promoting courses at Southend Adult Community College.
The video features Leigh, who has worked at the nursery for
six-and-a-half years, talking about how the nursery team have
helped students from the college by offering them work placements
to enhance their studies.
Student Paulina Roj, 18, originally from Poland, has secured an
Access to Higher Education course at South Essex College after
successfully completing a voluntary placement at the nursery.
Pauline hopes to progress to an Early Years degree at
Leigh said: "Paulina had already been volunteering at the
hospital so it was great to be able to help her with her studies by
offering her a work placement. It's great to be able to offer
practical experience and to support young people. It benefits both
our staff and the children at the nursery."
Jane Watts, Childcare Tutor and Assessor and Team Leader for
Level 5 Childcare at Southend Adult Community College, said: "All
the team at Southend Adult Community College are so proud of
Paulina, she is a real inspiration to other young people, to never
give up on your dreams and that learning can transform lives."