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Vicki Renton

Owner & Teacher at Talking Tots Aberdeen

Location
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Industry
Education Management
Current
  1. Talking Tots Aberdeen
Previous
  1. Mile End School and others
Education
  1. Charleston Academy, Inverness
Websites
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Talking Tots Aberdeen

Talking Tots Aberdeen

Owner & Teacher at Talking Tots Aberdeen

– Present

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Background

Summary

Talking Tots sessions are bursting with exciting games, songs, our unique picture card activities, signed rhymes, parachute play and story telling. Our friendly classes help children develop some of life's most important skills:
* Concentration and attention - making learning easier
* Self-esteem and social confidence - vital for making new friends
* Pre-literacy skills - helping pave the way for reading and writing
* Communication skills - helping little ones express themselves
* Sharing and taking turns - helping everyone get along better

Our unique programme was designed by two experienced paediatric speech and language therapists, supported by a team of early years experts including teachers and educational psychologists. Our classes won't interfere with nursery or school, and can help make the transition to these settings a little easier for your child. Our classes are fully inclusive and we have number of tots with additional support needs.

As an experienced primary teacher, in both mainstream and autism support, I am delighted to spend my days working with inspirational little people and their amazing families.

Experience

Owner & Teacher at Talking Tots Aberdeen

Talking Tots Aberdeen
– Present (3 years 1 month)Various venues around the city

My current timetable is a mix of classes, parties and open sessions held around the city. I love being my own boss, and although I feel I've still a lot to learn to ensure my business runs smoothly I'm loving every second of it.

Primary Teacher

Mile End School and others
(10 years)

As a mainstream class teacher I was responsible for planning, delivering and recording the educational progress of the children in my care. I had a fantastic career, and particular highlights included my involvement with the Expressive Arts Writing Team, redrafting the CfE outcomes and experiences following the trial period, for which I managed a team of triallers within my own school. I was also a primary sector representative for the EA Writing Team at the Scottish Learning Festival and at our local Aberdeen Curriculum Fair.

My most rewarding position in recent years was within the ASN department at Mile End, supporting a young pupil with significant additional support needs. I started as part of a 2:1, but over the months we were able to reduce this to 1:1 and were then able to partially re-integrate my young charge into his ASN class.

This was an amazingly steep learning curve but I loved every minute of it. It was during some research into communication disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorder that I stumbled across Talking Tots, and I knew almost immediately what I wanted to do once my support contract came to an end.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

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Causes Vicki cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services

Organizations Vicki supports:

Skills

  • Training Delivery
  • Community Engagement
  • Early Childhood...
  • Early Childhood...
  • Early Childhood Literacy
  • Confidence Building
  • Primary Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Additional Support Needs
  • Child Development

Education

Charleston Academy, Inverness

Northern College of Education, Aberdeen

BEd Hons Primary

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