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Gemma Cole

Owner/Manager 

Qualified teacher (QTS)

Pre-school teacher and Key worker alongside Miss Smith

Curriculum and Assessment manager

EAL support

Gemma left her full time teaching and management post earlier in 2017 to take on this new challenge.  Gemma is a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching and managing in mainstream reception and pre-school classes. 

 

Gemma has a proven history of providing young children with the very best care and education.  She is highly passionate about her teaching and is enjoying bringing this passion in to her new venture.  Gemma has won both regional and national teaching awards.  She has been graded as outstanding by OFSTED for both management and teaching on more than one occasion.   She has been trained as a mentor for training students and newly qualified teachers.  In previous posts she was also a leading maths and phonics teacher and an advance skills teacher for early years.  Gemma works full time in the nursery.

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Emma Smith

Owner/ ​Deputy Manager/ Manager 

Trained Early Years Teacher (EYT)

Pre-School Teacher and Key Worker alongside Mrs Cole

DSL (safeguarding lead)

Well-Being

Health and Safety

Emma has been a qualified early years professional since completing a BA Honours degree in 2011. Since her degree she has gained and given a wealth of knowledge and insight into the expectations of the early year’s sector. After graduating she worked in a primary school and local community centre working alongside early years professionals, parents and their children. Over the past four years Emma has been leading the wrap around care within a large primary school having responsibility for planning, preparing and delivering inclusive activities for over thirty children aged between four and eleven. Emma has been working as one to one teaching assistant supporting children specifically with numeracy and literacy, and most recently she has been working with intervention groups for children highlighted as needing extra support in the Reception class.

Emma’s experience of working with a range of ages has demonstrated the need to create an environment that is fun, child focused and stimulating first whilst being age appropriate. This is something she will always be implementing as an ethos within the nursery. Emma works full time in the nursery.

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Lindsey Goddin

SENDCO and key worker to younger 3 Year Olds (Adventurers)

Lindsey joined the nursery in September 2020 after taking some time out from childcare to raise her young son.   Lindsey has a BA honours degree in primary education and she has early years professional status.  She has worked in nurseries and preschools for over 10 years including experience of working with children with additional needs.  She loves getting stuck in to outdoors, sensory and creative activities and enjoys supporting children 1:1.

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Elizabeth Veal

 Key Worker to the younger 3 Year olds (Adventurers)

Elizabeth joined us in January 2021 initially for the preparation of food.  She quickly showed us her passion for working with young children and so we interviewed her for a more permanent role working directly with the children.  Elizabeth is a trained tennis coach and provides weekly tennis sessions for the children.  She is key worker to the Adventurers alongside Miss Goddin and Mrs Rimmel 

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Amy Jenkins

Forest School Leader

Leader of outdoor experiences

Amy is a fully qualified forest school leader and also has a degree in Early Childhood Studies.  She previously worked as the preschool leader at another nursery .  Amy has since left that role to raise her young son and is now working with us on a a full day every Friday.  As part of her Friday she is delivering our forest school sessions with the help of Roger Rabbit.  Amy  provides the children with unique learning opportunities in a safe and exciting outdoor environment.  She is currently completing hygge in the early years training so that we can continue to use elements of the curiosity approach within the indoor and outdoor learning areas.   

Amy is currently on maternity leave

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Claire Rimell

Qualified Level 3

Key Worker to Younger 3 Year Olds (Adventurers)

Claire job shares her key woprker role with Miss Veal as a key worker to the younger 3 year olds.  Claire is a trained level 3 childcare assistant and has also experienced the nursery as a parent.  Claire has been part of our nursery since 2018

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Chloe Fisher and Beth Constable 

Level 3 Apprentice Early Years Educator 

Chloe and Beth are both apprentices currently training to become a level 3 Early Years Educator.  

Beth is key worker to preschool children and Chloe is key worker to the 2 Year Olds (Explorers)

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