Katie Paterson - Manager
started my Childcare journey almost 30 years ago working in pre five units across Glasgow. I initially came into this line of work as the hours suited my children's school schedule - however, I soon realised I had a passion for providing the best experiences for the children in my care - I knew this was where my heart lay!!
Although working with pre-5's was both challenging and rewarding, I wanted to experience other areas and joined Castlemilk Childcare in 2000. This was the start of my school aged childcare journey and I couldn't have chosen a better company to progress with. Training was always available with Management encouraging and supporting staff to do this. I went there as a novice and left a qualified Service Manager and Assessor - delivering lectures on Play and assessing candidates doing their SVQ qualifications. During this time, I was fortunate to be offered a post working with Glasgow the Caring City. This gave me valuable experience in working with children with additional support needs. I also have experience working with Looked After Children in the care system so have a solid knowledge base in all areas of childcare.
Qualifications I hold relevant to my post are Playwork Levels II, III & IV, A1 Assessor Qualification and my BA in Childhood Practice. I use Continual Professional Development to ensure my knowledge is current and that I am providing the best outcomes for service users.