Who am I?

profile-picture-nina-britneffNina Britneff

Time and Kindness Ltd
Company Director and SEMH Consultant

I’m a qualified teacher with a Bed Honours Degree and have experience as a SEN Teaching Assistant, Primary Class Teacher and SENCo before moving into Advisory work. I joined the Cognition and Learning Service in Kent supporting clusters of schools before moving in 2004 to Somerset and joining the Behavior Support Service (as was).

In 2015 I left my role as an Advisory Teacher for one of the Partnership Schools within Somerset and began offering consultancy and training through Liberty Learning Ltd, a company I established with my colleague Vanessa Burtchaell. In 2016 I formed my own company Time and Kindness Ltd offering training, supervision and consultancy to support Social, Emotional and Mental Health provision.  I also was a tutor for Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning and co-delivered the Level 4 Social, Emotional and Mental Health Teaching Assistant course.

I have been a Team Teach Tutor continuously since 2004 and deliver this both independently through my company – I hold a Senior Trainer Area Operating Licence and also through SPTS (Somerset Partnership Teaching School).

I currently work with a range of Settings (including Specialist, Mainstream schools and Multi- Academy Trusts) and am also a consultant for Barnardos SW Fostering and Adoption Service.   I occasionally provide CPD training through Somerset Partnership Teaching School and am also committed to my own learning and CPD.   In summer 2018 I attended a weekend conference with Daniel Siegel in London, last year – ‘Developing Minds: Mental Health and young people’ conference run by Psychotherapy Excellence and this February 2020 I’m attending a conference on ‘ACE’s: critical perspectives from research and practice’ run by the Association of Child Protection Professionals.  I love to listen and watch and have been fortunate to be able to do both with such thinkers as  Bessel van der Kolk, Ross Greene, Mary Welford, Diana Fosha and Lou Cozolino.  I also really enjoy reading and stretching my thinking.

And here you are – hello.

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