Keep it in the family

Grace Whittle’s mum worked in childcare and her dad coaching youth football teams, so she says she was always destined to ‘keep it in the family’ and follow the same career herself.

Aged 24 and with a Level 3 qualification in childcare, Grace joined Clever Clogs Belmont in February 2023 and is working in Little Badgers, our room for children aged 2-3.

“This is my favourite age group to work with because at this stage you start to have real conversations with the children and they can tell you how they feel and what they would like to do,” she says.

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Clever Clogs – Beth

Beth Anderson always thought she would follow her grandfather in accountancy but, thankfully for Clever Clogs, she is now counting her childcare qualifications rather than numbers on a spreadsheet!

Beth, 28, started at Clever Clogs in January 2022 and works as a Senior Practitioner in our Little Owls room for children aged 3-5.

She says: “It’s lovely seeing how much the children develop at this age and knowing you are making a difference. There are not many other jobs where you can say that.”

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