Student Name: Teresa Medina
Kensington and Chelsea College
Early Years Foundation Degree
BA (Hons) Early Years: Teaching and Learning (1FT)
Who are you and what’s your background?
I am Teresa, and I have just finished my Early Years Foundation Stage with Kingston University at Kensington and Chelsea College.
What attracted you to doing this course?
I have been at the College for years! I did my level 2 and level 3 childcare courses here. The reason I started Early Years was because of my children in order to have more time with them, but the main reason why I continued my studies was due to the encouragement from my level 3 Early Years tutor. She is the person to whom I owe my progress and goals for the future as she was the person who saw potential in me even though I did not see it myself at that time.
What do you enjoy most about the course?
The valuable information about theorists as well as legislations that we get to acquire within classes it has been eye opening for me as I am now aware of why we do certain things within my setting. The support and guidance as well as encouragement and respect of my tutors in the class whenever I struggled made me realised I was not alone. Meeting new and interesting people in class that have led to good friendships whilst doing research and activities going through ups and down together.
What are your plans for the future?
My future ambition is to open up my own nursery which is something that it is in progress now. I am determined to expand my knowledge which will enable me to be a better professional within my field.
Final words about the college
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my tutors I would have not been able to do make it this far.
Thank you so much!