Our Staff

Our team of practitioners have a wealth of experience and knowledge, we work as  an incredible team, sharing our practice to engage the children with their next steps for learning.  We have a Key person available for each child and their families, and they work as part of a key group, sharing any relevant information to better support the children and ensure consistency. All of our staff are DBS Checked and first aid trained.
Natasha Smith

Nursery Owner

A qualified Nursery Practitioner since 1994.  Managing various sized settings for 15 years, Completing many qualifications including a degree in Early Years before moving on to become an Early Years Improvement Officer for the Local Authority.  Moving back into managing her own setting and using all skills learnt along the way.  Also a mum to 3 children.

Qualifications and training include:

FDa Early Years Education

NVQ's 2, 3 in Early Years

NVQ 2 in Customer service

First aid, food hygiene, Safer recruitment, Designated safeguarding lead and Prevent duty training

Sendco, Train the trainer, Makaton, Epilepsy and others.

Samantha Sebestyen

Nursery Practitioner

A Qualified Nursery Practitioner in Early Childhood Studies since 2013, Sam Joined the setting in September 2017 having previously experience in a Steiner school. Sam is also training to become our Forest School Leader. Sam is mum to 1 child.

Qualifications and training include:

Diploma in Early Childhood studies

Safeguarding

Prevent duty

First aid trained

Food hygiene

Epilepsy awareness

Debbie Hellen

After school Practitioner

An after school club Practitioner, Debbie Joined the setting in April 2019 and is training to achieve her NVQ Level 3 in Early Years.  Debbie is mum to 2 children and is also a practitioner at our sister nursery.

Qualifications and training include:

Safeguarding

Prevent duty

First aid trained

Sara Sherrard

Preschool Manager

A qualified Nursery Practitioner since 2017 and worked at the setting since 2011,  A mum to 4 children.

Qualifications and training include:

NVQ level 3 in Early Years

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent duty.

SENDCO leader

First aid trained
Food hygiene

Safer recruitment

Epilepsy awareness trained

Tube feeding trained (enteral)

Anna Lane

Senior Nursery Practitioner

A Qualified Nursery Practitioner since 2006, Anna Joined the setting in 2017 having previously been a manager in another preschool.  Anna is mum to 4 children.

Qualifications and training include:

NVQ level 3 in Early Years

Safeguarding

Prevent duty

First aid trained

Food hygiene

Lisa Wickham

Nursery Practitioner

A Trainee Nursery Practitioner, Lisa Joined the setting in January 2018 and is training to achieve her NVQ in Early Years.  Lisa is mum to 2 children.

Qualifications and training include:

Safeguarding

Prevent duty

First aid trained

Food hygiene

Epilepsy awareness

Harriet Climpson

Deputy Manager

A qualified Nursery Practitioner since 2010 and worked at the setting since 2018,  A mum to 2 children.

Qualifications and training include:

NVQ level 3 in Early Years

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent duty.

First aid trained
Food hygiene

Safer recruitment

Yvonne Collinge

Nursery Practitioner

A Qualified Nursery Practitioner since 2018, Yvonne Joined the setting in January 2015.  Yvonne is mum to 1 child.

Qualifications and training include:

NVQ level 3 in Early Years

Safeguarding

Prevent duty

First aid trained

Food hygiene

Epilepsy awareness

Lizzie Warner

Nursery Practitioner

A Nursery Practitioner, Lizzie Joined the setting in March 2018 and is currently our breakfast club leader.  Lizzie is mum to 2 children.

Qualifications and training include:

Safeguarding

Prevent duty

First aid trained

Food hygiene

Epilepsy awareness

Amy Rayiru
Chloe Digweed

Qualified Nursery Practitioner

A Nursery Practitioner in our after school club.  Chloe Joined the setting in September 2019 and has her NVQ level 3, Chloe is mum to a little boy.

Qualifications and training include:

NVQ lvel 3

Safeguarding

Prevent duty

First aid trained

Food hygiene

Nursery Practitioner

A Nursery Practitioner, Amy Joined the setting in June 2017 and is training to achieve her NVQ L3 in Early Years.  Amy is mum to 1 child.

Qualifications and training include:

NVQ Level 2 EY

Safeguarding

Prevent duty

First aid trained

Food hygiene

Epilepsy awareness

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