Yvonne Wickens

Food Tutor

Yvonne Wickens joined the Verbatim team in April 2017 as a food tutor, after being a school cook and Teaching assistant for County council, for four years prior.

She has worked with children for the past 20 years, from babies though to 18 year olds in a variety of settings, with small and large groups and on a one to one basis helping those with additional needs.  She has a passion for working with children and young adults.  Yvonne has helped support children’s academic learning, as well as their personal and social well-being.  Through cooking she is able to develop relationships, gain trust and see how individual children grow and gain confidence.


  • On- going (completion February 2021) : Practitioner status diploma : Trauma and Mental Health in Schools
  • Certificate in Higher Education: Open University
  • Qualified Assessor Level 2 and 3 in Early years Childcare
  • BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies
  • First aid at Work
  • Fire trained