Meet the Staff
Hazel established Bourton on the Water Day Nursery Ltd in June 2016, previous to this she managed a setting in Gloucester. Hazel has worked in 3 settings and has 18 years experience with all ages. Hazel has a BTEC ND in Childcare, DBS, Pediatric 1st aid and 1st aid at work, total communication, safeguarding certificate and is the nominated DCPO and health and safety representative for the nursery she holds safer recruitment and in 2017 she gained her level 5 in Management.
Julie holds a level 3 in early years care and education which she gained in 2007, she joined us in April 2016 as Room Leader until she became Deputy Manager in April 2018. Julie has a level 3 in Management which she gained in 2017 and holds her DBS, pediatric 1st aid, safeguarding certificate, total communication, is DCPO and health and safety representative for the nursery. Julie has just completed her safer recruitment training and prevent duty training.
Roo Room Leader
Charlotte joined us as supply staff in February 2017, Charlotte was a play worker previously in a respite care center for children with additional needs. She became Roo room leader in June 2017. Charlotte went to Cirencester collage and graduated in 2016 with a CACHE level 3 in childcare and education.Charlotte has her DBS, safeguarding certificate, total communication, Pediatric first aid and is a first aid at work.
Kanga Room Leader
Shannon joined us in May 2017 after gaining her CACHE level 3 whilst at college in 2017. Shannon has her safeguarding, pediatric 1st aid and total communication training. Shannon is an expert with Tapestry!
Tigger Room Leader
Liz joined us in May 2018 as room leader of the Tiggers, she has been working in childcare since 2005 and has experience in all ages. Liz has been a deputy and then room leader. In June 2013 she received Bachelor of arts with honours degree in Early Years Education. Liz hold a DBS, safeguarding certificate, total communication, pediatric 1st aid, first aid at work certificates and is one of our designated fire marshals.
Biggie Room Leader
Sarah started at the nursery in September 2016, before joining us she worked in settings in Cheltenham and Charlbury. Sarah graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood studies in 2011. Sarah is our setting SENCO, aswell as having DBS, safeguarding, total communication training and pediatric 1st aid.
Tigger Room Leader - Currently on Maternity leave
Sophie joined us in August 2017, Sophie holds a level 3 in health and social care which she gained at college and has almost completed her level 3 early years educator course. Sophie has her DBS, pediatric 1st aid, total communication, safeguarding certificate and is one of our designated fire marshals.
Sophie joined us in July 2017, she has a level 2 in Childcare which she gained whilst at college in 2016. Sophie hold her DBS, safeguarding certificate, total communication training and pediatric 1st aid.
Sophie started at the nursery in August 2017, she holds a CACHE level 3 diploma in early years care and education which she gain whilst at college in 2016. Sophie has varied experience in childcare settings including a school, childminding and nannying before coming to a nursery setting. Sophie holds her DBS, Safeguarding certificate, total communication and pediatric 1st aid.
Gemma started working with us as supply staff in 2017 and then joined the team on a permanent basis in December 2017, Gemma was totally new to childcare but soon realised it was the career for her. Gemma is due to finish her level 2 early years educator in February. Gemma holds her DBS, safeguarding certificate as well as pediatric 1st aid and total communication training.
Shannon became part of the team in January 2018, she holds a level 3 diploma in health and social care/early years and is currently doing level 3 early years educator. Shannon also has her DBS, total communication training, safeguarding and pediatric 1st aid and is a 1st aider at work.
Paige started with us in August 2018, she has complete work experience in a primary school and is now doing the level 3 early years educator course. Paige holds a DBS, safeguarding certificate, pediatric 1st aid and 1st aid at work certificate.
Lorna started as Supply Staff December 2017 and went Full Time May 2018. Before joining us Lorna worked as a Nanny looking after children in their own home. Lorna is part way through her ‘Level 3 Childcare and Education’ qualification and hopes to be finished soon. Lorna has DBS, safeguarding certificate, pediatric 1st aid, total communication and is a designated fire marshal for the setting.
Meet our Rabbit ‘Buddy’
Hi my name is Buddy, I am a mini lop and came from a breader in Cheltenham. I was born in June 2015 and when I was 8 weeks old I went to live with my new family, they were called Hazel, Stuart, Oliver and Rory. They looked after me well and I loved playing football in the garden with the boys! In June 2016 I moved to nursery, where I have a fantastic big area to play and lots of other children to play with every day, I love to have company. I enjoy playing ball and if I am very good the children will bring me a little treat. My favourite foods are carrots and watermelon, but in the summer when it is really hot I like to play with ice blocks and eats frozen apple and broccoli!