Rachel stumbled into play, having applied for a job as a
Play Ranger “because that’s gotta be good hasn’t it?” and was successful
despite (or because of) asking when the cape-fitting would be. As it turns out,
playwork is where she had always wanted to be.
Now the joint Coordinator of the children and youth
services at CEDA, she insists on having regular hands-on time and loves it! She
is often found encouraging cheeky behaviour and large messes and (far too)
recently completed her level 3 in playwork. Her role at CEDA also involves
being a tutor in breakaways and physical interventions.
Previously Rachel has worked in supported housing and as a
Youthworker and has a PgDip to prove it, and has volunteered for summer camps
all over the place, including Romania.
Some of the recent ways children have described Rachel are
as “definitely a donkey” and someone who “falls over a lot for a grown-up”
Rachel loves outdoor swimming, singing and cups of tea (and
therefore teapots) Rachel does not like small spaces, coffee or things going
wrong with her car.
Sessions Being Delivered
|Models of disability [with Jenna Atkins]|
|Day||Wed||Time||9:30 - 10:30||Room||12|
|Track||TRACK 12: Some more thinking about playwork|