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 24+ 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.

Charlee Ransley

Nursery Practitioner

A Trainee Nursery Practitioner.  

Qualifications and training include:

First aid

Food hygiene

Safeguarding  and Prevent duty training

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 our Forest School Leader. Sam is mum to 1 child.

Qualifications and training include:

Diploma in Early Childhood studies

Forest School Level 3

Safeguarding

Prevent duty

First aid trained

Food hygiene

Epilepsy awareness

Alison Herrod

Nursery Manager

A qualified Nursery Manager with 26+ years Early Years experience.  Alison is also mum to 4 children.

Qualifications and training include:

Cache level 3 in Preschool Practice

Cache Level 2 in understanding Autism

First aid

Makaton level 1

Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent duty training

Sarah Novis

Qualified Nursery Practitioner

A qualified Nursery Practitioner since 2001.  Sarah is also mum to 2 boys.

Qualifications and training include:

NVQ's 3 in Early Years

First aid

Food hygiene

Safeguarding  and Prevent duty training

Debbie Hellen

Nursery Practitioner

A Trainee Nursery Practitioner.  Debbie is also mum to 2 girls.

Qualifications and training include:

First aid

Food hygiene

Safeguarding  and Prevent duty training

Becky Williams

Deputy Manager

A qualified Nursery Practitioner since 2018.  Becky is also mum to two boys.

Qualifications and training include:

NVQ's 2, 3 in Early Years

First aid

Food hygiene

Safer recruitment

Designated safeguarding lead and Prevent duty training

Karla Cozens

Qualified Nursery Practitioner

A Level 3 Qualified Nursery Practitioner.  Karla is mum to 2 children.

Qualifications and training include:

First aid

Food hygiene

Safeguarding  and Prevent duty training

Tyler Seedanee

Nursery Practitioner

A Level 2 qualified Nursery Practitioner.

Training for Level 3.  Tyler is also mum to 2 boys.

Qualifications and training include:

First aid

Safeguarding  and Prevent duty training

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