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All our staff are trained to a minimum Level 2 in childcare, the majority are Level 3 and above. We have a strong belief in Apprenticeships and have a year round training programme, with at least two in the nursery at any one time.

 

All our staff are trained in basic child protection

 

We understand that the quality and character of the staff who will care for your child is of vital concern to you. We do everything we can to ensure that our staff are second-to-none. Our staff are always available for you to meet to discuss your child’s development or any other concerns or questions you might have.

 

Within the day nursery we have a Manager, Deputy Manager, Senior Nursery Practitioner, Room Leaders, Deputy Room Leaders and qualified Early Years Practitioners, along with a Nursery Cook and Administrative Staff.

 

As a company we offer apprenticeships – “growing our own professionals”. This gives the next generation of early years practitioners the opportunity to learn and develop through our experience and support.

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Our Staff Team

Your child’s Key Person will be your main point of contact. They will guide you through your child’s day and will work with you through such milestones as weaning, toilet training and preparing for the transition to school. A Key Person helps your child to become familiar with the environment and to feel confident and safe within it.

 

Your child’s Key Person will also work in partnership with other child services and agencies to ensure consistency in care. Each Key Person only works with a small number of children; in this way each child is made to feel safe and cared for, and the child’s Key Person has time to build important relationships with parents. Your child will also have a second Key Person (a Buddy) to ensure that when their main Key Person is away, there is a familiar and trusted person who knows your child well.

 

The concept of the ‘Key Person’ stems from work done by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1940s that demonstrated the strong attachment babies and young children form for a preferred familiar person and the sense of stability and security this brings.

What is a Key Person?

Meet the Team

"I have been overwhelmed by the loving, engaging and nuturing approach given to my child during his time at the Cambridge Day Nursery. I honestly couldn't ask for more."

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Liz Aldous

Nursery Director

 

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

8 years’ service  

Rachel Watson

Senior Manager

 

Early Years Degree

NNEB in Nursery Nursing

NVQ Level 2 in Safegaurding

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

Designated Child Protection Trained

Designated SENCo

Tiny Talk Trained

DBS Cleared

 

8 years’ service

Laura Northrup

Forest School Manager

 

Diploma Level 5 in Childcare

Level 3 in Forest Schooling

Paediatric First Aid

Forest School First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Designated Child Protection Trained

DBS Cleared

 

12 years’ service

Rachel Patman

Deputy Manager 

 

Diploma Level 5 in Childcare

Five to Thrive Trained

ECaT Trained

Brazelton Trained

Tiny Talk Trained

Paediatric First Aid

Designated Child Protection Trained

DBS Cleared

 

8 years’ service 

Chris Downes

Room Leader

 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

Tiny Talk Trained

Paediatric First Aid

Designated Child Protection Trained

Food Hygiene Trained

DBS Cleared

 

9 years’ service

Lucy Tompkins

Room Leader

 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

Tiny Talk Trained

Paediatric First Aid

Designated Child Protection Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

3 years’ service

Kayleigh Darkens

Deputy Room Leader

 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

Tiny Talk Trained

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

2 years’ service

Danielle Forde

Senior Deputy Room Leader

 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

ENCo Trained

Tiny Talk Trained

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

3 years’ service

Maxine Kent

Nursery Chef

 

Diploma in Catering

Paediatric First Aid

Basic Child Protection

Advance Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

6 years’ service

Paula Proctor

Nursery Financial Administrator

 

Paediatric First Aid

Basic Child Protection

DBS Cleared  

 

3 years’ service

Lucia Simms

Deputy Room Leader

 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

Tiny Talk Trained

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

4 years’ service

Justine West

Senior Nursery Practitioner 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

Under a years’ service

Hannah Wick

Deputy Room Leader

 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

ECaT Trained

Tiny Talk Trained

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

4 years’ service

Emma Gower

Deputy Room Leader

 

BA in Early Years & Childcare

Tiny Talk Trained

ENCo Trained

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

Designated Child Protection Trained

 

3 years’ service

Rosie Hewitt

Nursery Practitioner

 

NVQ Level 2 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

Under 1 years’ service

Abigail Cross

Nursery Practitioner

 

NVQ Level 2 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

Under 1 years’ service

Chantelle Renouf

Nursery Practitioner

 

Working towards Diploma in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

3 years’ service

Rebecca Carter

Nursery Practitioner

 

Working towards Diploma in Childcare

BA in Nursing

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

3 years’ service

Charley-Marie Hardy

Nursery Practitioner

 

Working towards Diploma in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

3 years’ service

Kamesha Lewis

Nursery Practitioner

 

NVQ Level 2 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

2 years’ service

Caitlin Hills

Nursery Practitioner

 

Working towards Diploma in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

2 years’ service

Zoe Denham

Nursery Practitioner

 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

Under 1 years’ service

Sarah Cole

Nursery Practitioner

 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

4 years' service

Our Room Leaders

Our Support Staff

Our Nursery Practitioners

Our Management Team

Angela Gardner

Nursery Practitioner

 

NVQ level 3 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

30 + years’ service

Our guiding principle is to treat every child as an individual. We start to do this from the moment your child first joins us. With your help we understand their likes, dislikes and the way their personality is developing, and we match them to a Key Person who will help them to settle in and make the most of their nursery days.

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Emma Sewell

Nursery Practitioner

 

Diploma Level 3 in Childcare

Paediatric First Aid

Tiny Talk Trained

Food Hygiene

DBS Cleared

 

3 years' service