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Michele Cole, Rachel Welsh and Catherine Davoine


Michele Cole
Michele has a background in teaching both adults and children. Over the past 16 years she has built up a wealth of experience working with very young children and their families in Norfolk and Suffolk. She is manager of Badingham Playschool, a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) for Early Years working with The West Ipswich Teaching School and a part time tutor for Suffolk County Council Early Years Workforce Development. Prior to this she was a research biologist and managed a busy laboratory in Norwich. Her special interest is the science around child development and learning.

Rachel Welsh
Rachel is a complementary health practitioner and has a background and qualifications in education and linguistics. She runs her practice in the Framlingham area with a special interest in supporting children and their families.

Catherine Davoine
Catherine studied Art, Design and Textiles at University and went on to gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Catherine has been a supervisor at Badingham Playschool for twelve years and uses her creativity to teach young children in innovative ways.

Spotlight Programme

In 2015/16 we had DfE funding from Kesgrave & Farlingaye Teaching School to work with parents and preschool/nursery teachers to support children/parents and staff in these areas of child development:
• Physical
• Speech/Language
• Personal/Social/Emotional

We continue to deliver this valuable support and settings/schools pay the Shine practitioners through Badingham Playschool. We use an holistic approach for example using ‘physical therapy’ methods to promote development in speech/language or personal/social/emotional development.
Some of the interventions we deliver include Development Movement Play (one to one or small group), Thrive Online Assessments (individual), Wellcomm assessment, Tyneside phonological assessment and Present Child Translations (parent or teacher).
Below please find an outlines of the costings for our support from April 2017.

School visits

£12.20 per hour per practitioner (minimum 1 hour visit)
45p a mile (maximum cost calculated on distance from and back to Badingham/Peasenhall – where combined visits to a nearby setting can be arranged, cost will be reduced.)

A series of visits can be arranged on a case by case basis to fit in with the monetary and time restraints in each setting/school.

Contact Michele or Rachel if you would like to see testimonials from previous practitioners and parents.