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 an Ofsted Early Years Inspector. She has managed the setting for 5 years.
Kay Severn – Deputy Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Kay has a Level 3 qualification and has been working in the setting for over 3 years, returning 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.
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 and Administrator
Heather has worked in the setting for over 3 years and has previously worked in a number of Early Years settings, including those with an Outstanding Ofsted grading.
Katie Parker – L3 Early Years Practitioner
Katie has worked in the setting for over 3 years.
Laura Southby – L3 Early Years Practitioner
Laura has worked in early years settings for over 9 years, and has been working for us for over 2 years.
Nisha Reed – L3 Early Years Practitioner
Nisha has previously worked in an early years setting before becoming a childminder; she has been minding for 9 years and joined us in September 2020.
Georgina Connolly – L6 Early Years Practitioner
Georgina has undertaken an early years degree and has previously worked as manager in a preschool room and joined us in January 2021.
Maisie Weaver Coles – Early Years Practitioner
Maisie joined us in May 2021 and will undertake her Level 3 Early Years Qualification with the setting. She is passionate about music, sings professionally and has undertaken a music degree.
Alison Carey – Chef and Out of Schools Club Assistant
Deb Marks – L3 Out of Schools Club Assistant and Administrator
Deb has worked in the setting for 8 years.
Siobhan Sharp – Early Years Practitioner (bank staff)
Siobhan has a L4 Early Years qualification and is also chair the setting’s committee.