Meet The Staff

Cheryl Martin - Owner

       Qualifications and Training
  • NAMCW Advanced Certificate in Child Care and Education with Distinction
  • NAMCW Diploma in Nursery Nursing with Merit
  • NAMCW Nursery Management with Merit
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Safeguarding Children Training for Appointed Person
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 2 award for Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Experience – Working with children in pre-school since 1997, working in a primary school reception class

Paula Hickmott - Manager

       Qualifications and Training
  • Montessori Diploma
  • Certificate in Leadership and Management
  • Level 3 NVQ in Early Years and Education
  • Safeguarding for Designated Person
  • Food Hygiene
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • SENCO training
  • Experience working with Children in a pre school since 2001.

Cara Heyden - Supervisor

       Qualifications and Training
  • BA (Hons) in Early Years
  • Early Years Professional Status
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • Safeguarding Children for Designated Persons
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Experience – Working with children in pre-school since 2006 – currently on maternity leave

Rachel Butcher - Pre-school Practitioner & Setting Improvement Co-ordinator

       Qualifications and Training
  • Level 4 NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
  • Early Years Basic Child Safeguarding Awareness
  • Food Hygiene
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Experience – Working with children in pre-schoool since 1996

Mary Waite - Volunteer and Supply Pre-school Practitioner

       Qualifications and Training
  • Batchelor of Education Degree
  • Early Years Basic Child Safeguarding Awareness
  • Pediatric First Aid
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Food Hygiene
  • A fully qualified teacher with over 38 years experience teaching children in nurseries and primary school reception classes. She has retired but continues to be a very popular member of staff, one of our music teachers, a regular volunteer and our supply pre-school practitioner to cover staff on courses etc.

Simone Drage - Apprentice Pre-school Practitioner

       Qualifications and Training
  • Cache Level 2 Early Years Educator
  • Food Hygiene
  • Experience – recently qualified

Kellie Ponter - Pre-school Practitioner

      Qualifications and Training
  • BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Food Hygiene
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Safeguarding Children Basic Awareness Training
  • Early Years Down’s Syndrome Training
  • Experience – Working with children in pre-school since 2005

 

Rachael Tong - Pre-school Practitioner

       Qualifications and Training
  • Cache Level 3 Diploma For Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Experience – Working with children in pre-schools and nurseries since 2011

Emily Brough - PRE-SCHOOL PRACTITIONER

       Qualifications and Training
  • Cache Level 3
  • Currently studying for BA Early Childhood Studies

Rebecca McCann - Pre-school Practitioner

  • Jace Training Level 3 Diploma in Childcare
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • First Aid at Work – responsible First Aider at Work
  • Safeguarding for Designated Person
  • Red Plate Food Training – allergies and meals
  • Experience – Working with children in pre-schools and nurseries since 2011