Mrs Kim Craven
Kim opened the nursery in 1988 and enjoys a hands on role as the settings owner. Kim has a Certificate in Education (Level 5) and her training focussed on those with Special Needs. Kim particularly enjoys working with the pre-school children, focusing on communication, language and literacy skills.
Mrs Michelle Scott
Senior Manager/Director/Early Years Teacher
Michelle has worked at the nursery for over 15 years.
Michelle has supervisory qualifications for the care of children from 0 – 15 years and has achieved Early Years Teacher Status as well as a BA (Hons) Business Studies.
Michelle enjoys working with children of all ages and is enthusiastic about physical play and dance.
Mrs Melanie Thompson
Manager/SENCO In Charge
Mel joined the team in 2004 and she has supervisory qualifications for children 5 – 15 years (Level 3) and those under 5 years (Level 4).
Mel is also trained as an NVQ assessor and so helps the other team members progress within their own personal development.
As SENCO, Mel is dedicated to ensuring additional support is given from the nursery, and outside agencies, to those children and families who need it.
Deputy manager/ SENCO
Beth started at the nursery as an apprentice in 2011. She loves creative work and encourages the children to plant fruit and vegetables in our large nursery garden as well as being pre-school room leader.
Your Key Person
Each sub-team has a ‘room leader’ who is not just well-qualified but has a wealth of experience in childcare. These leaders ensure that the key people in their room offer the support and teaching that is appropriate to the age and ability of children in their room. Key people details are displayed in the entrance at all times.
We have a SENDCO lead and deputy who are both trained to offer guidance and advice to families with any issues surrounding special needs. This team works closely with the Local Authority, the Local Offer and other agencies to access the best support for our children who need it.