Sophia Vidal-Martin

Experienced Early Years Practitioner and Newly Qualified Maternity Nurse
Experienced Early Years Practitioner and Newly Qualified Maternity Nurse
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1, December 2023

I consider myself enthusiastic, cheerful and determined; my positive mindset and caring disposition have helped me expand my career within the childcare sector. I have personal experience dealing with newborns but wish to expand my knowledge within this placement scheme. With my knowledge as a practitioner, I am able to create an enabling environment for children to happily learn and grow which is what I hope to achieve as a Maternity nurse also.  I wish to encourage clients to establish healthy routines that work for them and their babies, with continued support throughout infancy.

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19 June 2021
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BA Hons Childhood and Youth Studies @ Open University
Oct 2021 — Current

The degree I am studying spans from ages 0 to 18 and includes learning about child development and psychology, international childhoods, research with children, and children’s literature. It also explores children's and young people’s lives from different perspectives alongside students studying and working in different settings. I hope by studying this subject, to broaden my career perspectives and branch out into a form of family social work.

Level 4 Post-natal Maternity Nurse care @ Babyem
Jun 2021 — Jun 2021

I completed my blended maternity course with Babyem in the summer of 2021. I am competent in working as a Maternity Nurse
Sleep Care, Baby Care, Feeding Basics, Colic and Reflux and First Aid.

NVQ Level 3 Early Years Educator @ The Challenge Organisation
Sep 2017 — Jul 2019

I completed my early years' apprenticeship with The Challenge and did my year-long placement within the LEYF Organisation. Here I learned and implemented my skills such as Child Development, Safeguarding laws and Work setting Policies, Parent Partnership and First aid.


Nanny @ Koru Kids
Feb 2023 — Current

I am currently helping care for and facilitate after nursery activities for a two year old boy. This includes picking him up from nursery, taking him to a local activity like storytime at the library, then arriving home to cook tea and play with him until his parents arrive home from work.

Early Years After School Assistant @ Immanuel an St Andrews CofE Primary School
Dec 2021 — Dec 2022

Within the school setting, I help prepare fun and intellectual activities for the nursery and reception classes of the school, this includes both indoor and outdoor provisions as well as good hygiene maintenance i.e. washing hands and serving meals.

Early Years Practitioner @ Monkey Puzzle day Nursery West Norwood
Jul 2018 — Jul 2023

As a practitioner, I am able to facilitate stimulating activities from ages 0 to 5 years. This also includes maintenance of good hygiene, i.e washing hands and changing nappies and helping to serve meals.

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