Staff team...

'One hundred years from now... it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.'

We are a team of dedicated, motivated nursery practitioners, who all have a genuine passion for caring for, and teaching, young children and babies.  Find out a bit more about each of us below...

Montessori Room

Pre-school room for children aged 3 years to school

Alison
Toms

Nursery owner and manager

Qualified to: Early Years Professional Status

The days I work: Full time

Hello, my name is Alison, and I have been working at the nursery since 1994.  From 2002 I have owned and managed the nursery.  Before this I was the nursery supervisor for eight years.  I have many roles within the nursery:

  • Behaviour management representative

  • Child safeguarding representative

  • Prevent duty representative

  • Deputy SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator)

  • Come talk with me representative

Ali
Pearcy

Deputy manager and Montessori room supervisor

Qualified to: NVQ level 3 - Early years care and education

The days I work: Full time

Hello, my name is Ali, and I have been working at the nursery since 1996.  I originally worked part time as a nursery assistance but have gradually taken on new roles and responsibilities.  I have many roles within the nursery:

  • Health and safety representative

  • Student supervisor

  • Deputy child safeguarding representative

  • E-safety representative

  • Ready, Steady, Go! representative

In my spare time I enjoy reading, going to the cinema with my hubby, and musical theatre. When I can get tickets I 'enjoy' watching the Cherries (AFC Bournemouth) playing.

Rhianna
Metcalfe

Early years practitioner

Qualified to: NVQ level 3 - Early years care and education

The days I work: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Hello, my name is Rhianna and I have been working at the nursery since 2016.

Chloe
Janes

Early years practitioner

Qualified to: CACHE level 3 - Early years care and education

The days I work: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hello, my name is Chloe, and I have been working at the nursery since 2008.

  • SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator)

Conservatory Group

For children aged 2 years

Anna
Young

Conservatory group supervisor

Qualified to: NVQ level 3 - Early years care and education

The days I work: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hello, my name is Anna and I have been working at the nursery since 2009. 

  • Equality Named Coordinator (ENCO).

Away from work I love spending time with my husband and taking our little girl on new adventures.  I also love being creative and making box frames for family and friends.​

Shannen
Gibson

Early years practitioner

Qualified to: NVQ level 2 - Early years care and education

The days I work: Full time

Hello, my name is Shannen, and I have been working at the nursery since 2018.  I am currently undertaking my level 2 childcare qualification. 

Baby room

For babies from 4 months to 2 years

Melissa
Banfield

Baby room supervisor

Qualified to: NVQ level 3 - Early years care and education

The days I work: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Hello, my name is Melissa, and I have been working at the nursery since 2008.

When I'm not working I enjoy eating out, exercising, and going for days out with my three year old daughter.

Katie
Marques
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Early years practitioner

Qualified to: NVQ level 3 - Early years care and education

The days I work: Wednesday and Thursday

Hello, my name is Katie and I have been working at the nursery since 2021.  This isn't my first time working here though... last time was from 2013 to 2016 when I left to pursue other careers... and I have also had a baby since then.

Kamaly
Lewis

Early years practitioner

Qualified to: NVQ level 2 - Early years care and education

The days I work: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Hello, my name is Kamaly, and I have been working at the nursery since 2010. 

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Other staff...

Deby
Brockway

Qualified to: NVQ level 2 - Early years care and education

The days I work: Monday and Friday

Hello, my name is Deby, and I have been working at the nursery since 2019.  This isn't the whole story as I originally began working at the nursery in 1995.  Back then I worked in the baby room, but now I work as a kitchen assistant and cleaner.