Play Worker

Rebecca has a varied background with lots of exciting skills to bring to the bus. After studying a degree in history and volunteering in local museums, Rebecca’s passion for the early years was sparked when helping at a Sure Start session for 0-5 year olds. Inspired to study more in this area, she went on to do a postgraduate certificate in the Early Years. With some great experience working more with Sure Start (a UK Early Years and Childcare initiative), nurseries and in outreach work, Rebecca will be sure to have some great ideas for how to keep parents and children busy on the PlayTalkRead bus!

What is your favourite children's book that you’ve read?
Augustus and His Smile by Catherine Rayner. I love the story’s message, as well as the illustrations.

What is your favourite children's game?
I always used to like playing In the Pond, Out of the Pond – it was a favourite at birthday parties!

What piece of art/craft that you’ve produced are you most proud of?
I made a collage scarecrow when I was in nursery and it stayed up in my great aunt’s house until way after I left uni.

What is your favourite song/nursery rhyme?
Sleeping Bunnies – I love watching the anticipation of the children as they try to lie still and then jump up.

What do you enjoy most: playing, talking or reading?

If you were to describe yourself as a children's character or superhero, who would it be?
Belle from Beauty and the Beast – she’s always reading and is loyal and loving to her family, which I think is a bit like me.

When you were a child what did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to be a school teacher – or at least I used to like pretending to be one for my toys.