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Jane Faherty

Early Years Educator


20 years at Sandcastle Playgroup, Mother of 2 grown up children, Grandmother of 4 year old Grandson


Learning Through Play – Haverhill 1995

Diploma in Pre-School Practice Level 3 – PLA Haverhill 1998

Autistic Spectrum Disorders – 1999

In-House training on Autism – 2002

Training in Child Protection Awareness – 2002

Disability Discrimination Workshop – Haverhill 2003

Allergy Awareness (Childcare Environment) – 2005

Epi-Pen Training – 2005

Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene – 2005

C R B Check – Social Services 1993 & Enhanced Disclosure 2005

CAF Training – Haverhill 2006

Speech and Language workshops – Haverhill 2006

Child Behaviour Management Workshop – Haverhill 2006

EYFS Training – Haverhill 2008

PEAL Training – Haverhill 2009

Observation and Assessment – 2009


Play and Risk – Bury St Edmunds February 2010

Handling Challenging Situations – Bury St Edmunds May 2010

Makaton 1 and 2 – January 2011

Safeguarding Children Roles and Responsibilities – Kerrison April 2011

City and Guilds Train 4 Food Level 2 Food Safety – January 2012

Makaton 3 and 4- Haverhill February 2012

The Unique Child (EAL) Kesgrave – Ipswich February 2012

Supporting Maths with Confidence – BSE March 2012

I Can Training – BSE March 2012

SEN Target Setting for Key Persons – Haverhill March 2012

Coughs, Sneezes and Other Childhood Diseases – BSE May 2012

In-House Revised EYFS Training – Haverhill August 2012

1st Aid Training – Haverhill/Cambridge October 2012

Epi-pen Training – Haverhill December 2012

Letters and Sounds – Haverhill January 2013

Manual Handling – Haverhill March 2013

Safeguarding Children – Haverhill September 2013

Staff Profile

My name is Jane. I live in Haverhill with my husband Dave. I moved to Haverhill 31 years ago when I got married. I grew up in Long Melford and was born in Norwich. We have two children (adults) a son, Larn, who is 29 and a daughter, Erin, who is 25, married and lives in the United States. We also have a 4 year old grandson called Baylee. I am the youngest of 4 children. Due to my mother becoming ill shortly after my birth and subsequently passing away, I spent the first 6 years of my life in foster care. I also have a serious addiction to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Both of my children attended Sandcastle Playgroup, a choice I have never regretted. When my daughter attended Sandcastles I was already friendly with the ladies that worked here. When I was asked in September ’93 to help out I was happy to do so. I never thought 20 years later that I’d still be here. I have no obvious or special talent, I’m not creative, I cannot play an instrument or even sing but I can read a story and I just enjoy having fun with children especially outside.

Sandcastle Playgroup is a very special place. We pride ourselves on keeping the ‘Play’ in our group. The ladies I work with are ‘Simply the Best’ but more important than any of this, are the children that we are privileged to care for, as they are unique and bring such joy.

Sometimes I question ‘How long can I do this job?’ but for the foreseeable future I would not want to be anywhere else.