Staff

Where the Passion Begins

 

Abi

Manager

NVQ Level 5 in Management and Leadership.

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Training and Education. 

Forest School Teacher. Food hygiene, Safeguarding and paediatric first aid. 

Abi started her childcare career in 2001 in a nursery based in Worcester nursery in which she quickly progressed to deputy manager and then acting manager in her final year. During this employment Abi completed her forest school training and set up a Forest School on the nursery grounds, running up to 4 sessions a week.
Abi took a brief hiatus to train and develop other childcare professionals by becoming an NVQ assessor and then as a Learning and Developing Officer, writing and delivering CPD Courses to early years practitioners across the UK.
Abi has 3 children herself, 2 of whom attend secondary school.
Abi is a keen outdoorsperson and animal lover, often seen walking her 2 dogs, cheering her youngest on from the side-lines during football matches or riding horses with her daughter in the local countryside.

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Rachel

Deputy Manager

Pre-school room leader

Foundation Degree in Early years. Lead SENCO. Designated Safeguarding Lead and Paediatric First Aid trained.

Rachel has worked in childcare for over 14 years with a vast experience working with children aged from 6 months to 10 years. Rachel has a plethora of expertise with an NVQ level 4 in special educational needs, speech, language and behavioural issues as well as qualifications in food safety and hygiene.

As well as being a very active member of Girl-guiding, Rachel also runs a Brownie and Rainbow group in Worcestershire.

A keen animal lover, Rachel spends her free time with her dog and her two neices.



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Debbie

Toddler Room leader

Diploma in Pre-School practice, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid trained.

Debbie has been with the nursery for 20 years. In this time she has gained a Foundation degree in Community Care, a Diploma in Pre-School practice, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and is a qualified NVQ A1 assessor to help others in their childcare journeys.. She is additionally trained in Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.
Debbie is an experienced mum herself and when not spending time with her own children and grandchildren, she enjoys building sculptures and doing anything arty.

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Lottie

Baby Room leader

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. Designated Safeguarding Lead and Paediatric First Aid trained.

Lottie joined the nursery in 2012 where she qualified with her level 3 early years childcare NVQ. After having two children of her own Lottie returned to us in October 2020 and now leads the baby room. Before going into childcare Lottie trained as a hairdresser and in theatrical make up, which she still dabbles in in her free time. Lottie is currently studying history with the Open University and is an avid gardener.

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Mina

Baby room nurse 

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid trained.

Mina moved from Greece to the UK and started her own family. After her children started education she began her career in childcare at the local school.
Prior to childcare Mina was a qualified surveyor and worked in architectural design. 
Mina has been a Brownie leader for two years along with running messy church; a crafting and art group for primary aged children. In her spare time Mina loves walking  dog and visiting her home in Greece.

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