Claire Ralph

Deputy Manager and Littles Room Leader

I have been working in childcare since 2003 and have worked at Fit N Fun Kids since 2005!  When I first started, it was as a volunteer in our Out of School care provision whilst completing my Playwork qualification.  I then went on to manage the Out of School Care provision for 2 years before completing my Level 3 in Early Years which eventually led to me achieving my initial ambition of managing our Todder Room within five years of joining the organisation and very much enjoyed this position up until my maternity leave, after which I returned to work after having my little girl and chose to work in our organisations Young Mum Will Achieve initiative as a Creche Leader before returning to the Falmouth setting as the Under two’s Room Leader and more recently Littles Room Leader and Deputy Manager of the setting.  I am also trained in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Level 3 Multi Agency Child Protection, Five to Thrive and various sector related skills.

I feel the best parts of my position here are supporting the children to achieve their owner personal goals and how we build positive relationships with the children and their parents.  I love to see the children blossom during their time with us.  Whether it is that the child is a little shy at first to ask a question who is then the first to burst through the door to tell you about the things they have been doing; or the child who loves to run around all the time, that will now and sit and look at a book with their peers.

Personally, I am mum to a very energetic 6 year old who loves to be outside which means much of my spare time is spent with my family exploring parks, beaches and all the lovely places Cornwall has to offer.