Meet the Staff

Our nurseries are managed by an experienced and qualified Early Years Team, made up of Directors, Managers and Team Leaders. Together they lead a strong team of nursery Practitioners and support staff.

We follow a carefully structured recruitment and selection procedure. All staff must undertake a range of security checks including a six-month probation period, dbs checks, and their qualifications and references are checked closely.

Our nursery staff provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending in accordance with OFSTED requirements. We comply with Early Years Foundation stage guidelines and have the appropriate number of qualified staff to match the number of children attending.

We also provide opportunities for staff development, including in-service sessions and other appropriate training, to continually update their skills, knowledge and experience.

Title Name Level
Chairman/Director Stephen Sale
Managing Director Gill Smith Early years professional status Level 6
Finance Director Danielle Brodley Early years professional status Level 6
Director of Operations Karen Isgrove Level 6 - Early Years Degree
Volunteer Directors Lauren King
Ron Brodley
TENDRING EDUCATION CENTRE SITE
Operations Manager/Safeguarding Lead (MATERNITY) Amy Doherty Level 6 - Early Years Degree
Finance/Admin Manager(Operations Manager - MATERNITY COVER) Rachel Dench Level 3
Team Lead/Assistant Manager Katherine Page Level 6 - EYT
Team Lead/Assistant Manager Hollie King Level 6 - WT EYT
Activities Co-Ordinator/SENCO Emma Holdbrook Level 3
Trainee Room Co-Ordinator Lia Bailey Level 2- WT Level 3
Nursery Practitioner/After School Club Co-Ordinator Chloe Reed Level 3
Nursery Practitioners Leanne Gafney Level 3
Emily Pyatt Level 3
Daisy Flannagan Level 3
Hannah-Rae West Level 3
Bobbie Willis Level 3
Rhiannon Batchelor-Price Level 3
Sherree Jackaman Level 2
Sophie Oxley Level 2 - WT Level 3
Apprentice Nursery Practitioners Kayleigh Jipson Working towards Level 2
Stevie Povey Working towards Level 2
Lucy Craven Working towards Level 2
Hannah Stacey Working towards Level 3
Louise Bartlett Level 2 - Working towards Level 3
Nursery Cook Jemma Hennessey Level 3 Food and Hygiene
HEMMINGTON HOUSE SITE
Operations Manager/Safeguarding Lead/SENCO Lisa Martin Level 3
Room Co-Ordinator Courtney Beaumont-Harvey Level 3
Nursery Practitioners Laura Richardson Level 3
Apprentice Nursery Practitioners Jade Lawrence Working towards Level 2
Charleigh Lee Working towards Level 3
FOREST SCHOOL SITE
Operations Manager/Safeguarding Lead/SENCO Stephanie Prior Level 6 - EYT/Forest School Level 3
Supervisor/Nursery Practioner Jackie Scurrell Level 3
Nursery Practitioners Claire Lowe Level 3
Jenna Richard WT Level 2
Natashia Wenman WT EYT
Volunteer Bus Drivers
Stephen Sale
Paul Kilshaw