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, 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.
Under 2's co-ordinator
Shannon joined us in May 2017 after gaining her CACHE level 3 whilst at college in 2017. Shannon became 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 two rooms 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.
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 Room Leader in the preschool room and is also the Over 2’s coordinator. Liz hold an advanced safeguarding certificate, total communication, paediatric 1st aid, FGM, Prevent Duty first aid at work certificates and is one of our designated fire marshals and Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and the nursery SENCO.
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. Paige holds a DBS, basic safeguarding certificate, paediatric 1st aid and 1st aid at work certificate, total communication, FGM and Prevent Duty.
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 hold her DBS, safeguarding certificate, total communication training, FGM and paediatric 1st aid.
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 qualification. Hayley is very bright and bubbly and has settled into the nursery very quickly!
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, paediatric 1st aid, total communication, FGM and Prevent Duty.
Shannon became part of the team in January 2018, she holds a level 3 diploma in health and social care/early years and is 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.
Nursery Practitioner (Maternity)
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.
Sophie joined us in August 2017, Sophie holds a level 3 in health and social care which she gained at college and has completed her level 3 early years educator course. Sophie has her DBS, paediatric 1st aid, total communication, and basic safeguarding certificate.
Megan joined us in October 2020 and holds a Health and Social Care level 3 qualification. Megan holds a DBS, basic safeguarding, FGM and prevent training.
Room leader( Maternity cover)
Magda joined us in January 2020 after previously working at a polish school in Cheltenham. Magda holds a Level 6 Diploma in early childhood education and pre school education. Magda has experience working with children with special needs whilst living in Poland. Magda holds a DBS, FGM, prevent training and Paediatric first aid.
Paula joined us in March 2021 after being a secretary, Paula has 2 children of her own and has some grandchildren. Paula made the decision to follow her passion and work in childcare after her experience in raising her own children. Paula is already a very valued member of the team and has settled in well.
Tina joined us in May 2019 as supply as she thoroughly enjoys working with and being around children. Tina has a BA hons in childhood studies and has lots of knowledge in childcare. Tina has a DBS and Paediatric first aid.
Gabby is currently doing part time hours with us whilst she is completing her CACHE level 3 at college. When Gabby completes her Level 3 she is coming to work at the nursery full time. Gabby holds a DBS.
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 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.