Kids 1st - Rake Lane North Shields

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Abi Tasker

Centre Director

My name is Abi Tasker and I have been the Centre Director at Kids 1st Rake Lane since my appointment in March 2017. I am qualified to Level 6 having graduated from Northumbria University in Early Years Professional Studies. My academic studies have supported my personal interests in the Learning and Development in Early Years, in particular language acquisition. My career in Early Years started out at a Park Ranger, delivering Educational packages to Primary School age and Secondary Schools in Liverpool relating to the Environment. I then took on a role as an English Teacher in Istanbul within a private Kindergarden. In 2007 I returned to the UK having worked overseas for 5 years and embarked on my career with Kids 1st. During my time with Kids 1st I have been promoted several times and worked across many of our Centres. I have a passion for Equality & Diversity and enjoy tailoring my centre to meet the needs of all of our children. I am lucky to work with a wide range of Early Years practitioners and I enjoy seeing individuals develop within their roles and the positive impact this has on the children that they care for. It is true that no two days are the same in Early Years and the reputation of Kids 1st Rake Lane ensures that we are a busy, fun and lively setting.


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Team Member Nikki McDonald

Nikki McDonald

Assistant Centre Director

Team Member Katy Smith

Katy Smith

Senior Early Years Educator

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