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Becky Shaw

Level 6 - BA (Hons) Early Years

Becky Shore Swindon College graduate

Becky, who was unsure of what she wanted to do when she left school, completed a course in Health and Social Care and realised that she wanted to develop her career working with children.

Her next step was to study Level 3 Childcare and Development at Swindon College, as the course offered her just what she needed.  After completing her Level 3, Becky left to gain some practical experience working in a nursery and during her time there, managed to work her way up to Room Leader.

Becky then came back to Swindon College to complete her Early Years degree, as she had been impressed with the quality of the lecturers previously.

The tutors at Swindon College already knew my learning style and I could not have asked for more from them – they were always available on email and for face-to-face support.

Because my degree was accredited by Oxford Brookes University, I also had the opportunity to make use of the facilities available through Oxford Brookes as well as Swindon College.

Becky’s well balanced approach to education and work experience started to reap rewards when, alongside doing her degree, she was offered a part time role as a Manager at an after school club. Driven by the idea of owning her own business, Becky also contacted Swindon Borough Council about bidding for Moredon Nursery in Swindon.

When asked ‘How did you know how to put a bid together?’ Becky replied:

Swindon Borough Council gave me a lot of support – it was almost like writing a dissertation again as it was a full length report on what I had to offer the nursery. Writing my dissertation at Swindon College definitely helped with writing my first bid! I also had all of my experience of working with children and parents to draw from.

At aged just 27, Becky Shore is the Director of Imagination Childcare in Swindon. Becky is now focusing on opening her new nursery and looking forward to the future where she is hoping to expand on her current success.