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Hayley Metcalfe

'Little Miss Get Up and Go''

Joined June 2016, on maternity September 2018 to June 2019

Professional Qualifications:

  • Children's Care, Learning and Development, Level 3 (2011)


  • Paediatric First Aid, Level 3 (July 2016)
  • Channel General Awareness (May 2016)
  • Safeguarding Basic Awareness (May 2016)
  • Brilliant Babies (January 2017)
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour (February 2017)
  • Early Years Emotional First Aid for Children (October 2017)
  • Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM (January 2018)
  • Safer Sleeping for Babies (February 2018)


Currently Studying:

Key Areas: 

Hobbies/Interests: I love being with my family and friends and walking my dog; getting out and about to explore new places is always fun.  I'm a big foodie and enjoy trying new things.


When you were little what did you hope to do when you grew up?

I really wanted to be a solicitor when I was younger.  There are some similarities in childcare - I often find myself on the receiving end of a compelling argument, the only difference is that the person making their case is under five!  Despite the change of direction, I absolutely love what I do and it is definitely the right career for me. 

Tell us about your previous childcare experience...

I have worked with children of all ages, though in my previous nursery I had to move between rooms a lot.  I wasn't a Key Person so didn't get to know the children that well or complete observations and plan for their next steps.  I did help with different activities, preparing and organising the room for these. 

What do you like most about working at Incy Wincy’s?

Since returning to childcare and joining the Incy's team, I've enjoyed building my knowledge and developing my skills, particularly in working with babies.  I really enjoy seeing the many stages of development of each baby  and how each one grows into their own personality.  I work with a lovely team of people...and I'm always the first to volunteer to taste our new menus.  I like to be a good role model to our children!

Hayley's favourite joke:

"What's pink & fluffy? - Pink fluff

What's yellow & fluffy? - Yellow fluff

What's blue & fluffy? - Pink fluff holding its breath"