Emily Cassidy-Smith

Early Years Lead, Designated Safeguarding Officer, Class Teacher

I had the pleasure of joining Clowns in August 2019 as the Early Years Lead, and as Class Teacher in Limetree Yellow. Having studied a Primary Education degree, I have a wealth of teaching experience and have taught children from the Early Years Foundation Stage, up to Key Stage 2. This range of teaching experience has given me a deeper understanding of the educational journey that children make and a clear knowledge of the vital role that the Foundation Stage plays.

I am passionate about providing engaging and ambitious learning opportunities for all children, as well creating a safe and nurturing environment in which they feel able to try out new ideas and take risks in their learning. I believe storytelling is the fabric of life and I am passionate about using stories as an inspiration for learning in the classroom. Another of my greatest priorities is to facilitate children to feel confident and have a positive view of themselves as learners; as well as fostering a respect and understanding for others in the world around them.

As Early Years Lead, I strive to create consistency in the outstanding education we deliver at Clowns; as well as ensuring we are at the forefront of educational developments and research. It is a pleasure to work with such a committed and enthusiastic team to provide the very best learning experiences here at Clowns.

 

Halloween Dress Up Days

18th October 2021

On Friday 22nd and Friday 29th October children (and staff) are invited to come to nursery in Halloween themed clothing....

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Harvest and Food Bank Collection – Autumn 2021

15th October 2021

Thank you so much to all who generously donated for the Finchley Food Bank. We collected so many items all...

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Clowns Kitchen Has A 5* Rating from the Food Standards Agency

21st September 2021

Chef Zeby and the Kitchen Team are very proud to have been awarded 5 stars from the Food Standards Agency...

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