Our staff are fully committed and qualified to look after children of all ages. The staff holds or are working towards a level 3 Early Years qualification with our manager holding a level 4 diploma. We ensure that all members of staff are up to date on policies and training to help enhance their knowledge and skills and to help support the setting. Additionally, each room will always have a room leader and a first aider, and all staff who prepare food hold a current food hygiene certificate. Any member of staff that wishes to train to a higher level is encouraged to do so. This has led to our team being a highly skilled and motivated workforce.
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Kathy Marchant is our lead SENCO at the pre-school and nursery. She will always be made aware if a member of staff has any concerns regarding the children in our care. Kathy is here to help and offer further support on topics the children are struggling with, as well as provide you with appropriate recourses such as a speech and language therapist.
There are a range of professionals that we can contact or recommend to you who will help support your child and their learning as well as help provide them with the best start.
All staff members undertake Pediatric First Aid training, food hygiene, safeguarding, manual handling, and health and safety training, which are all updated every 3 years. The manager Kathy takes a full level 4 safeguarding course every 2 years and maintains up to date with regular termly meetings and courses for SENCO. The staff has also completed several courses around Covid safety, PREVENT, safe sleep for babies, child mental health and autism awareness, and more!
When enrolling your child with us, they will be allocated a key person. This is a system we use to ensure your child has a member of staff to bond with and support your child’s learning. They will plan and monitor their progress and keep you updated with this.
All members of staff are required to hold a current food hygiene certificate, paediatric first aid, Health and Safety, and child protection awareness. These are updated every 3 years.
Kathy Marchant - Manager
Our manager is Kathy Marchant. She holds a level 4 in Early Years, is a safeguarding officer, and is a health and safety officer. She has been with the setting for over 5 years now.
Linda Sedgman - Room Leader
Linda Sedgman – Linda is the Room Leader in the nursery and has excellent organisation skills. She has a level 3 diploma in Pre-school Practice and further qualifications in understanding babies’ development. She enjoys being around family, having short breaks in her caravan, walking in nature, and gardening.
Sarah Johnson – She holds a level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education and has worked in nursery/pre-school settings for 12 years. Sarah’s passion lies in encouraging children to develop their curiosity and sense of self; by exploring the world around them and providing exciting invitations to play, using a variety of tools and natural resources. She also has a deep interest in understanding children’s behaviour and helping them to explore and manage their own emotions. She has a young boy of her own and loves to show him all the amazing things this beautiful County of ours has to offer.
Lynnie (Lynnette) Parker
Lynnie (Lynnette) Parker – Lynnie is level 3 qualified and is a long-time member of the staff who has an interest in gardening and enjoys being outdoors.
Leanne Ducker – Leanne holds a level 3 Early years qualification. She has a warm caring personality toward the children and enjoys thinking of fun new ideas and activities for the children to explore.
Natasha (Tash) Coggin
Natasha (Tash) Coggin – Tash is level 3 qualified and works in the Nursery room. Overall, she has 13 years of experience in childcare. She has two wonderful children and loves spending time with them and her family going on walks and being outside.
Gemma Richards – She is working towards a Level 3 qualification. Previously, Gemma was a long-time member of the committee but now works in both the nursery room and pre-school. She has worked with adults and children on all levels of the Autism scale. She enjoys singing and listening to music.
Courtney Paull – Courtney is a level 2 apprentice that has completed her work experience with us. She has a deep sense of fun, is hardworking, and loves being able to share her ideas with everyone. She loves her role and looks forward to seeing where it will take her.
Holly Miedema – Holly is level 3 qualified and has a kind and caring nature. She likes cars, horses, ice skating, and being creative.
Emma Gilbert - Bank Staff
Emma Gilbert: She is level 4 qualified and is a bank staff member who takes on a key group of children. She is creative and loves to research ideas to bring into the setting.
Jenna James - Bank Staff
Jenna James – Jenna has a BTEC National Diploma in early years (level 3 qualification). She loves to share stories with the children and sing along to all of their favourite nursery rhymes. In her spare time she enjoys long walks with her dog and baking with her children.
Dawn Russel - Admin Assistant
Dawn Russel: Dawn was on our committee as deputy chair for 2 years when she decided to join our team in a role to assist with accountancy and admin for Kathy in the office. Dawn enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren who have also attended the setting.
For further information and to enrol your child, don’t hesitate to contact us.