Meet the Staff

Hazel

Hazel

Nursery Owner

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, Paediatric 1st aid ,1st aid at work, total communication, basic safeguarding and level 5 in Management. Hazel has two little boys of her own and devotes her time to ensuring the nursery runs smoothly and that it is an environment in which children can learn and thrive.

Julie

Julie

Deputy Manager (Maternity)

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, paediatric 1st aid, safeguarding certificate, total communication, Julie is one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL). Julie has also completed her safer recruitment training, FGM and prevent duty training.

Shannon W

Shannon W

Under 2's co-ordinator

Shannon joined us in May 2017 after gaining her CACHE level 3 whilst at college in 2017. Shannon was made a room leader in November 2017 until she became the Under 2’s co-ordinator in January 2020. Shannon supports the under 2’s staff and monitors the unit as well as assisting in office-based duties.  Shannon has her advanced safeguarding training, she is a safeguarding train the trainer, holds paediatric 1st aid, prevent duty and FGM, whilst also having total communication training. Shannon is one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and one of the designated fire marshals.

Liz

Liz

Over 2's co-ordinator (Maternity)

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 is the  Over 2’s coordinator.  Liz hold an advanced safeguarding certificate, total communication, paediatric 1st aid, FGM, Prevent Duty and first aid at work. Liz is also one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and the nursery SENCO.

Paige

Paige

Room leader (Maternity)

Paige started with us in August 2018, she has completed the level 3 Early Years Educator course. Paige became room leader in the 1-2’s room in January 2020.  The little ones love Paige as she is calm, friendly and fun! Paige holds a DBS, basic safeguarding certificate, paediatric 1st aid and 1st aid at work certificate, total communication, FGM and Prevent Duty.

Sophie T

Sophie T

Room leader

Sophie joined us in July 2017, she has a level 2 in Childcare which she gained whilst at college in 2017.  Sophie has now completed her level 3 early years educator course.  Sophie works in our under 2’s department and leads the older range of this age group. Sophie is very passionate about working with children and is always keen to update her skills and knowledge. Sophie hold her DBS, safeguarding certificate, total communication training, FGM and paediatric 1st aid. Sophie is also one of our designated fire marshals.

Lucy Catley

Lucy Catley

Nursery Assistant

Lucy started some supply with us in January 2021 as she has always wanted to work with children, Lucy has spent time in all of the rooms in the nursery getting to know all of the children. Lucy started full time with us in June 2021 and will be completing a Level 3 apprenticeship in childcare. Lucy has Paediatric first aid and basic safeguarding.

Gemma

Gemma

Nursery Practitioner

Gemma started working with us as supply staff in 2017 and then joined the team on a permanent basis in December 2017, Gemma was new to childcare but soon realised it was the career for her. Gemma has completed her level 2 early years educator course. Gemma holds her DBS, safeguarding certificate as well as paediatric 1st aid and total communication training.

Kiera Greatbanks

Kiera Greatbanks

Nursery Assistant

Kiera started with us in June 2021 after expressing an interest to work with children. Kiera has started a level 3 apprenticeship in childcare and is a calm, kind and excited member of staff. Kiera has basic safeguarding and is a great new addition to the team.

Rachel

Nursery Practitioner

Rachel started with us in September 2021 and is working in our under 2’s department. Rachel has 3 children of her own and has a passion to work with children. Rachel was studying a higher education diploma in childhood studies at the open university, Rachel has traded in her credits as she would like to pursue her level 3 whilst in a nursery setting. Rachel first began working with children in 2016, working in Germany before returning to the UK.

Shannon H

Shannon H

Room leader

Shannon became part of the team in January 2018, she holds a level 3 diploma in health and social care/early years and has completed a level 3 early years educator course.  Shannon also has her DBS, total communication training, safeguarding and paediatric 1st aid and is a 1st aider at work. Shannon is the room leader in the 2-3’s room and has a lot of knowledge in Special Education Needs. Shannon is our SENCO and does a fantastic job of liaising with professionals and supporting all of the children in the nursery.

Sue Colman

Sue Colman

Sue joined us in July 2021 as our Biggies room leader (3-4 year olds) and has lots of experience in Childcare. Sue holds a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playgroup Practice. Sue is an enthusiastic member of staff who is keen to learn and spend time with the children. Sue holds her basic safeguarding and Paediatric first aid certificates.

Melissa Smith

Melissa joined us in July 2021 after leaving a position as the head of dementia care. Melissa has a strong drive to help and care for others and felt this was a natural career progression. Melissa is kind and calm, and has lots of patience.

Amanda Collett

Amanda Collett

Amanda joined us in June 2021 as our Preschool room leader ( 4-5 year olds) after leaving a deputy manager position at another nursery to gain further knowledge in the early years and to seek a new challenge. Amanda holds a Teaching Assistant – NVQ Level 3 qualification (among many others!)

Hayley Thornton

Hayley Thornton

Nursery Practitioner

Hayley joined us in March 2021 after being a receptionist in a garage, Hayley has a daughter at primary school. Hayley wanted the opportunity to work in a nursery setting and will be doing a Level 3 childcare apprenticeship . Hayley is very bright and bubbly and has settled into the nursery very quickly!

Agnes Harmati

Agnes Harmati

Agnes joined us in April 2021 as a one-on-one support for a child with additional needs. Agnes has a little boy and is a very caring member of staff. Agnes can predict the children’s needs and is fantastic at answering them. Agnes holds a basic safeguarding certificate and a masters degree in Child and special needs education.

Sam Rees

Sam Rees

Chef

Sam started with us in April 2019 and holds a city & guilds in 706/1 706/2 in hotel and catering. Sam provides delicious and nutritional food for the children to eat and the children are always so excited to see her! Sam also holds her basic safeguarding, FGM, and prevent duty.

Harry Catley

Harry Catley

Kitchen Assistant

Harry joined us in July 2019 as our kitchen assistant, Harry works in the kitchen alongside Sam to make tasty and nutritional food for the children! Harry holds a Production chef level 2 course, alongside basic safeguarding, FGM and prevent duty.

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