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Bonnie Holmes

Early Years Educator / Senco


College placements at various settings, including Sandcastles

5 years working full-time here at Sandcastles


CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Child Care and Education –

                                                         – DISTINCTION     08/09/2008

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education –

                                                                   – GRADE A  13/07/2010

Basic Food Hygiene                                                          31/10/2007

Food Nutrition and Healthy Eating                                  01/10/2009

Safeguarding Children                                                      05/06/2010

Letters and Sounds                                                          11/01/2011

Makaton 1 & 2                                                                      31/01/2011        

Paediatric 1st Aid                                           28/01/2012 & 29/11/2014

Makaton 3 & 4                                                                   20/02/2012

I Can Training                                                                   23/03/2012


SEN Target setting for Key persons                               27/03/2012

Two’s are Special                                                              11/06/2012 

Epi Pen / Asthma                                                               13/12/2012 

Food Safety Level 2 E-Learning

Transition Passport Training                                         26/02/2013

Manual Handling                                                             05/03/2013

Working in Partnership with Parents                             12/03/2013

Coordinate Special Educational Needs Provision Level 4 –

  • PASS 09/07/2013

Safeguarding Training                                                   29/08/2013

SEND Provision Mapping                                                               17/03/2015

Early Years SENCO Update Session                                             06/10/2015

Staff Profile

My name is Bonnie Mae Holmes and I am 23 years old. I have three brothers and two sisters aged between 14 and 27. I live in Hundon with my dad and my two younger brothers, and qualified as a childcare practitioner in 2010.

Whilst studying at Samuel Ward Arts and Technology College I gained childcare qualifications at levels 2 and 3. Over the course of those 4 years I carried out work experience within many settings catering for children aged 3-8 years. My last placement was here at Sandcastles which I thoroughly enjoyed and so was delighted when Janette offered me a full-time position. I have been working here for five years now and I am enjoying it immensely. I completed a level 4 SENCO qualification in 2013 and would like to further my career in the future and undertake a childcare degree.

Outside of work I like to socialise with friends and family. I also spend time watching sport, particularly football. We are a very sporting family!

I hope you and your child enjoy the time you spend here with us at Sandcastles.