Meet our team
All of our staff are fully qualified and undergo an extensive induction programme, and participate in a continuous professional development programme throughout the year.
At any one time there is a member of staff of whom is First Aid trained on site. All staff are checked by the Disclosure & Barring Service as part of our recruitment process.
Our Nursery is regulated by the requirements of the National Standards for Daycare, which state there must be a minimum ratio of adults carers to each group of children.
- 2-3 years, 1 adult to 4 children
- 3-5 years, 1 adult to 8 children
In practise, we often have higher numbers of adults to children than this statutory minimum.
Jackie Hance – Nursery Manager/SENCo
Jackie has a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Early Years and over 16 years experience working with children in a range of settings. This includes a number of years’ experience working in nurseries with children aged 0-5 including taking on the role of Manager to cover maternity leave. She gained a Montessori early years qualification whilst working in a Montessori pre-school.
Jackie spent three summers working in Spain and Greece caring for children whilst they were on holiday.
She also worked as a nanny in a family home before having a short break to care for her own son.
Jess Williams - Deputy Nursery Manager
Jess has an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Childcare and Education and has a wealth of experience working with children across different settings. Jess has worked as a Nursery Assistant in a private London setting and has provided learning environments for children ranging from 6 months to those who are preparing for the first year of primary school. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed various roles including a Practitioner, Senior Practitioner, Room Leader and now Deputy Manager.
Hettie Ainge - Nursery Practitioner
Rosie Mattock - Nursery Practitioner