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Real stories from real people

Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.


Rachel Williams
Senior Family Worker

Rachel joined the sector as a Classroom Assistant and quickly realised how much she enjoyed making a difference to children’s lives and seeing them develop. She now supports families through Flying Start in Anglesey and shares her passion for working in early years and childcare as a WeCare Ambassador.

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Tracey Jones
Nursery Manager

After leaving university, Tracey applied for a job as a Nursery Assistant at Hollies Daycare Nursery. During that time, she was able to complete her qualifications and progress to become Nursery Manager.

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Sam Tanner
Deputy Manager

After leaving high school, Sam went to college to complete her CACHE Level 3 in early years and childcare, having always wanted to work with children. She started at Hollies Daycare Nursery as a Nursery Nurse and then worked her way up to become Deputy Manager.

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Claire Beattie, Monmouthshire County Council

“Above all, it’s having that passion. It’s seeing that drive and desire in somebody to want to be a Social Worker – to want to do the best they can to support families.”

Thank you Monmouthshire County Council for taking part in this video.

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Karima Alghmed
Home Care Worker

Karima has worked as a home care worker for 15 years. Originally from Libya, Karima has a degree in Geology. As a single mother, she first got into care because it gave her the flexibility to care for her child, as well as others.

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Andrew Mack
Care Support Worker

Andrew is a dedicated, intuitive Care Support Worker who enriches and enhances the lives of every child and family he supports. He adapts his approach to every child, using communication tools to understand their thoughts, wishes, feelings and choices.

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Kate Mellor
Residential Support Worker

Kate is a Residential Support Worker and works with her key child to encourage and support her. From day one, Kate has been a consistent figure to her, and her most important role model/guardian.

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