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Rebecca Laver

Early Years Educator


4 ½ years at Sandcastle Playgroup,

Mother of 3 Children.


CRB Check – 2007

Safeguarding Children – 2010

Makaton 1 & 2 – January 2011 & Makaton 3 & 4 – February 2012

Letters and Sounds – January 2011

Paediatric 1st Aid – January 2012


I Can Training – March 2012

Observation and assessment workshop – June 2012

2’s are special – June 2012

Revised EYFS – August 2012

Inspiring a love of books – November 2012

Epi-Pen Training – December2012

Manual Handling – March 2013

Working in Partnership with Parents – March 2013

Safeguarding Training – August 2013

Paediatric 1st Aid November 2014

Staff Profile

My Name is Rebecca, but everybody calls me Bea. I live in Haverhill and am married to Neal, a local photographer. We have three beautiful children, William 12, Alice 10 and Holly 7.

It was when Holly came to Sandcastles at the age of three that I thought I might like to work within early years.

I had always helped out at the playgroup that William and Alice had attended and was on their committee, but had assumed that I would return to my previous career in laboratory work. Motherhood, however, doesn’t seem to work that way!

I have always really enjoyed spending time with children and as my own children were growing and moving on to school I found myself helping at sandcastles regularly and was delighted when Janette offered me a job.

I now feel lucky to be part of the wonderful team that cared so well for my Holly!

I firmly believe that all the children that come to playgroup deserve to be cared for as we would want our own children cared for, in a welcoming, caring and happy environment where they can learn as they play. I was extremely happy with the way my children were cared for at Sandcastles and feel it is a privilege to be able to help other children taking their first steps in becoming independent, confident children ready to take on the demands of future school life.