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I am a Freelance Youth Arts Worker based in Worthing, West Sussex. I’m also a Mum of two young boys and I love to combine my passion for the arts and youth work with all children and young people. I run a variety of projects and workshops for children and young people all over West Sussex – just look at projects to see some examples – and I can also design bespoke projects to cater to your children & young people’s needs.
Qualified youth worker (JNC recognised, 2003) with Post-graduate certificate in Learning and Teaching (2010)
Arts Award Advisor at Bronze and Silver levels (2011)
Trained to deliver drama to children (2011, 2012)
Enhanced Criminal Records check (2014).
£5 million Public Liability Insurance
I have experience in both visual and performing arts and a degree in Graphic Design. I currently work on my own art (collaborating with my sons) using textiles, photography, painting and creative writing. I am the author of the short children’s story “The Incredible Finvention” published in 2012 by Access Art (http://www.accessart.org.uk)
My sons give me daily lessons in the art of exploration, involving me in wild uninhibited role play and creative innovation with any media!
YOUTH & COMMUNITY WORK
As an qualified and experienced youth and community worker, I have worked with ages 2 - 26 within local authority Youth Development Services, social enterprises, theatres, charities and multi-agency projects. My youth work has focused on management and delivery of participation work, young parents projects, detached and mobile provision and youth arts projects.
LEARNING & TEACHING
For six years I was Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester, training adults to become youth and community workers at Diploma & Degree level . My specialist areas of teaching included reflective practice, integrating theory and practice and youth arts. I am also currently a Learning Support Assistant at a local Worthing school.