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Team members

Team Hedgehogs

Faye Thomas – Room Leader

Faye Thomas – Room Leader

Organised, efficient and with over 15 years’ experience of working with children, a natural Room Leader for our Hedgehogs!

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Gemma Sweeney – Early Years Practitioner & Level 3 Apprentice

Gemma Sweeney – Early Years Practitioner & Level 3 Apprentice

Having completed her level 2 apprenticeship at the nursery, Gemma is now working towards her level 3 qualification. Her gentle approach is loved by babies and her fun loving nature is welcomed in pre-school where she is gaining experience of different age groups.

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Emily Treen – Early Years Practitioner

Emily Treen – Early Years Practitioner

With a calm and quiet nature, Emily is a natural with our little ones. The babies enjoy her company and we love her ability to make them laugh.

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Team Foxes

Catherine Page – Early Years Practitioner

Catherine Page – Early Years Practitioner

Catherine has a passion for the early years and has worked for many years in special educational needs schools. She has a wealth of knowledge in child development.

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Georgie Saunders – Early Years Practitioner

Georgie Saunders – Early Years Practitioner

Georgie recently completed her teacher training qualification and now wishes to gain further experience in an Early Years setting before moving on to primary school education.

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Becky Bell – Early Years Educator

Becky Bell – Early Years Educator

Becky has over 15 years’ experience working in childcare and has a vast knowledge of early years education.

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Carla George – Early Years Educator

Carla George – Early Years Educator

With 10 years’ experience of working in childcare, Carla has a strong knowledge of the early years and child development.

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Ryan Rees – Nursery Apprentice

Ryan Rees – Nursery Apprentice

Ryan, formerly a parent at the nursery, is new to child care and is currently studying to gain his childcare qualification.

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Cathy Hunt – Early Years Practitioner

Cathy Hunt – Early Years Practitioner

With many years' experience in both the nursery and school environment, Cathy is very creative and loves to facilitate cooking activities with the children.

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Linda Allard – Early Years Practitioner

Linda Allard – Early Years Practitioner

A trained Montessori practitioner, Linda has over 10 years’ experience of working with the under-fives and brings a vast knowledge to our nursery setting.

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Rachel Coles – Early Years Practitioner

Rachel Coles – Early Years Practitioner

Mum of three, Rachel is an experienced practitioner with strong knowledge of the early years and child development. Rachel works part time at the nursery.

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Team Squirrels

Claire Apps – Early Years Practitioner

Claire Apps – Early Years Practitioner

Claire has many years' experience working with children and, as a Mum of three girls, has great knowledge of child development. She is very creative and is always full of ideas for educational activities.

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Jo Reynolds – Early Years Practitioner

Jo Reynolds – Early Years Practitioner

Jo has many years’ experience in childcare and has two small children of her own. Her warmth and gentle nature supports children in the younger age range.

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Team Rabbits

Max Fish – Deputy Manager

Max Fish – Deputy Manager

Max comes from a nursing background and has worked as a Teaching Assistant in local schools for many years. She also has lots of experience working in nurseries and early years environments.

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Beth Fellowes – Early Years Practitioner & Room Leader

Beth Fellowes – Early Years Practitioner & Room Leader

Beth is a trained Montessori practitioner with a love of the outdoors environment. She has many years' experience working in nurseries and is a great room leader for the Rabbits.

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Bex Ballington – Special Education Needs and Disability Coordinator

Bex Ballington – Special Education Needs and Disability Coordinator

Mum of three, Bex has recently completed a foundation degree in Early Years and is extremely skilled in supporting children with special educational needs and disability.

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Rosemary Whalley – Early Years Educator

Rosemary Whalley – Early Years Educator

Rosemary has many years of experience working with children. She has previously worked in a maternity ward, been a child minder and a Teaching Assistant in school.

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Steph Goncalves – Early Years Practitioner

Steph Goncalves – Early Years Practitioner

Steph completed her apprenticeship at the nursery and now works across all of the rooms. With her caring and affectionate nature, the children adore her and gravitate towards her. She is also the keeper of our nursery pets!

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Broughton Sedgwick – Early Years Practitioner & Communication Champion

Broughton Sedgwick – Early Years Practitioner & Communication Champion

With many years' experience working with pre-school children, Broughton has drive, energy and a passion for early years education.

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Outdoor Team

Alice Crespini – Early Years Practitioner With Outdoor Specialism

Alice Crespini – Early Years Practitioner With Outdoor Specialism

Mum of three, Alice has valuable parenting experience and is our skilled outdoor practitioner. She is highly creative and brings alive the outdoor environment with fun, engaging activities that teach the children all about nature.

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Nichola Bennet – Outdoor Practitioner

Nichola Bennet – Outdoor Practitioner

Nichola is our mud-loving outdoor learning practitioner. Always full of ideas, she loves to encourage the children to develop a passion for all things outdoors and to explore and engage with nature.

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CREATIVITY

CREATIVITY

Inspiring, imagination and environment
DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY

Enabling, love, fun, joy and freedom
NATURE

NATURE

Inspiring children’s love of the outdoors
PLAY

PLAY

Allowing chidren to be free in a safe environment

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