Our manager has over 25-years-experience working the Early Years Sector, including working as an Early Years Advisor and an Ofsted Early Years Inspector. Our deputies include a qualified teacher and a Level 3 practitioner who has worked in the setting for over 5 years.

Staff undertake ‘Safeguarding training, and ‘first aid’ within three months of starting to work in the setting to ensure every child’s safety.

Staff are monitored through observations and one to one support meetings, where any additional training needs can be identified, and appropriate training booked to ensure their continuing professional development.

The setting is led by a committee of parents, as such, they contribute to the how the setting is managed.

Staffing experience and qualifications

Moira Atkinson – Manager, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Special Educational Need Lead.

Moira has a First Class Batchelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Early Years and is also a qualified early years tutor and assessor. She also worked as a childminder, early years practitioner in a preschool where she undertook her L2 and L3 qualifications in early years, and early years advisor for 15 years and more recently as an Ofsted Early Years Inspector.

Jenny Phillips – Deputy Manager

Jenny is qualified primary school teacher and has been working in the education sector for over 10 years.

Clare Yazgan – Deputy Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Clare has a Level 3 qualification and has been working in the setting for over 5 years. Clare has also worked as a Nanny.

Rhia Samson – L3 Early Years Practitioner

Rhia undertook A levels in Health and Social Care and Science. She has worked as a teaching assistant and has a L2 Teaching Assistant qualification. She has recently gained L3 Early Years qualification.

Selma Er – Early Years Practitioner

Selma is currently undertaking her L3 qualification, she has a L2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Heather Airey – L3 Early Years Practitioner

Heather has worked in a number of Early Years settings, including those with an Outstanding Ofsted grading.

Kay Severn – L3 Early Years Practitioner

Kay has recently returned to work in an Early Years setting after a break; she has more recently worked as a ‘nanny’ to a local family for two years.

Siobhan Sharp – Early Years Practitioner (bank staff)

Siobhan has a L4 Early Years qualification and is also part of the setting’s committee.


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