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Jane Alexander

Former Chief Executive Officer

Jane has worked in various roles and settings within the Early Years sector. Starting out in a voluntary position, she was able to complete her qualifications and Continuing Professional Development training in order to progress her career to her current role, overseeing the delivery of Early Years Wales for the last five and a half years.

Q&A with Jane

What has your career journey been like?

It’s been quite a long one. What’s been most rewarding is not only my own progression but helping other people gain their qualifications and knowledge and seeing their enthusiasm about child development.

What qualities do you need to work in Early Years?

You need to have patience and not have any inhibitions about playing with the children. Your responsibilities are to help them develop and explore the world.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Seeing children at play and being looked after in their own communities. Being part of that makes it all worthwhile and makes you feel quite special.

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