Rebecca Maskell, Westbank Childcare Manager

About my role at Westbank

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I am joining Westbank as Kidzone Manager. Working in a caring and supportive environment with people who are passionate about children's learning and development is what draws me to Westbank.

Experience

I have taught in a range of independent and mainstream educational settings for over 15 years as a primary school teacher and have many stand out moments which include taking children on residentials and working with special needs children at Ellen Tinkham School and the Holllow Lane Club. I also enjoyed working at inner city schools in London for seven years, leading on music, art and design which was a great experience.

Qualifications

  • PGCE Primary – Key Stage 1 and 2-  University of Exeter
  • English Literature, BA hons University of Exeter
  • Food Safety and Hygiene (Level 2)
  • Safeguarding (Level 2)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Team Teach Training
  • Manual Handling

My values

Work hard, play hard, be kind.

My personal interests

When I’m not at Kidzone I enjoy yoga and surfing on the Devon and Cornwall coasts. I am am Reiki Master Practitioner and am interested in all aspects of self improvement and spirituality. I also love dancing, painting, singing, playing my guitar and hanging out with my dog Eddie sometimes all at the same time.  

The best thing about my role is working with fantastic children and the team to bring out the best in every individual.