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Quick-thinking childcare student helps after Warrington car crash

Warrington & Vale Royal College childcare student, Charlotte Tandy, proved herself invaluable at a road traffic collision on Cromwell Avenue, Warrington, on 17th January 2024.

When the two-vehicle collision occurred, Charlotte’s childcare training kicked into action. Realising three children under five years of age were involved in the accident, Charlotte immediately offered her services. She helped to reassure and occupy the three children whilst they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

After receiving a phone call from her daughter, Charlotte’s mother, who works as a midwife, also attended the crash site to assess the children, one of whom was a 9-week-old baby, and their mother.

The second-year level 3 student, who works at Fun2b play centre in Warrington, received a visit from the children's parents the following day who thanked her for her assistance and commended her on her professionalism.

Charlotte said: “I did exactly what my childcare tutors at college have taught and entrenched into us.”

Charlotte’s tutors at the Health & Social Care Academy within Warrington & Vale Royal College are incredibly proud of Charlotte’s actions and describe her as an “exemplary” student who they wouldn’t have expected anything less from.

Upon completion of her childcare course, Charlotte intends to work for Exclusive Education to expand on her industry experience. She then hopes to study primary education at university.

If you would like to follow in Charlotte’s footsteps and are interested in studying childcare at Warrington & Vale Royal College, find out more at our upcoming open evening. We offer childcare courses for both school leavers and adults. For more information and to apply, visit wvr.ac.uk.

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