Christine has been actively involved with children since her son was born in the millennium. She is a past chairperson of both Broughton Toddlers and Bananas and was a relief practitioner before starting as a full time manager in 2007. She is currently on the Additional Needs Supply List for local primary schools.
Christine's qualifications include an Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate, Early Years Additional Needs Training, Teaching Children with Challenging Behaviour and Learning Difficulties, Infection Control, First Aid, A Curriculum for Excellence, Child Protection and Sign Along. She has qualifications SVQ 3 and 4 in Early Years Child Care, Learning and Development to comply with current SSSC legislation. Christine has recently been on training to extend learning through play and outdoor learning. Christine has attended all local authority education training of GIRFEC and uses the Scottish Government document on Building the Ambition to give the best possible experience for children at Bananas.
Christine especially enjoys craft activities, outdoor play and story time and relishes the feedback she gets from teaching new action and singing games.
Coriena has been involved with Bananas Playgroup ever since her daughter joined in 2002, initially as a parent doing duties and a member of the committee, before the opportunity to study as a practitioner become available at the group.
Since then Coriena has completed her SVQ 3 training in Childcare and Education and SVQ 4 in Child Care and Learning Development. She continues to complete training courses in Child Protection as the group's child protection co-ordinator. Coriena regularly attends training on GIRFEC and Building the Ambition courses, as well as many other courses on child development. She very much enjoys open ended play through natural resources as well as being outdoors with the children exploring the environment.
Coriena is registered with the Scottish Social Service Council.
Coriena gets the most enjoyment when she sees the children develop throughout the time they have at playgroup and by providing challenging and stimulating activities.