Laura McKelvey Blackburn with Darwen Children Services Early Help and Support Team Leader

Laura McKelvey
  • Blackburn with Darwen Children Services Early Help and Support Team Leader
What makes Blackburn College so great is the tutors who are really supportive and go the extra mile for their students
"After leaving College I started working in private day nurseries and worked my way up to the senior leadership team and eventually to nursery manager.

"I went on to work in family support at Blackburn with Darwen Council, in this job it really requires a good understanding of child development, which I gained from undertaking the BTEC in Early Years at Blackburn College.

"What makes Blackburn College so great is the tutors who are really supportive and go the extra mile for their students by helping them with things like employability skills and CV writing. The facilities are fantastic too.

"The Early Years course is such a good basis for a whole range of different careers including teaching, nursing and going into family support, like myself.

"Through Blackburn with Darwen Council I have also undertaken an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management at Blackburn University Centre."