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
Manager/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
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.
Mr. Carl Hathway
Nursery Nurse/NDNA Practitioner of the Year 2019
Carl joined the team in 2015 as an apprentice. He worked hard to gain his Level 2 and then Level 3 Childcare qualifications. In 2019 he was nominated by nursery parents in a national awards programme and won… Practitioner of the Year!! Carl works with the rest of the team to engage children in learning through play and leads a lot of storytime sessions.
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.