Kerry Conkling

Manager/ LEAD SENCO

Kerry has worked at Ladybird Lane since 2001 and holds an NVQ level 3 qualifications in childcare and a BTEC Advanced Award in Forest School; she holds a current Paediatric First Aid qualification. Kerry is also our Lead SENCO, Lead Safeguarding Officer and Lead Health and Safety Officer and her training for these roles is relevant and up to date. She is also responsible for overseeing staff Mental Health and Well-Being in collaboration with the senior management team.

Kerry works in partnership with parents to implement individual targeted plans for children on the SEND register and liaises with outside agencies and professionals to provide an appropriate level of care and well-being for every child.  She scaffolds colleagues to support children to manage their feelings and behaviour by overseeing a range of meaningful activities to enhance their progress. She works with colleagues and parents to conduct individual 2 year old checks to ensure children have the best opportunities to meet their full potential. Kerry oversees the day to day running of the nursery with the support of Jade and Meena who are part of our management team. She does not have a key group but supports children who have additional needs and their key practitioners.