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Welcome To St Paul's Catholic Nursery

The Nursery Team 

Here are St Paul's Nursery we have a well established Nursery Team with a variety of experience and qualifications.

 

Nursery Manager Steph Smith

Qualifications / training

Level 5 Early Years Foundation Degree

Early Years SENCo Accreditation

Level 3 Leadership and Management Diploma

Safer Recruitment in Education

Safeguarding

Paediatric First Aid

Food Hygiene

Hi I am Steph the Nursery Manager, I have worked at St Paul’s Nursery since 2015 but have experience within Early Years for over 15 years. I have worked with children from the age of 3 months to 5 years and beyond. As part of my role as the manager I carry out the settings administrative role and am the SENCo, I also support the main school with SEND and inclusion. I regularly attend training courses to stay up to date with changes within the Early Years sector, I then bring back this information to update and train the Nursery team. I am really proud of our Nursery team who all work effectively together promoting positive parent/carer partnerships.

 

Deputy Manager Jade Horsted

Qualifications / training

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education

ELKLAN Speech and Language Support Course

Paediatric First Aid

Level 3 Leadership and Management

Safeguarding 

Hi I am Jade the Deputy Manager; I have worked at St Paul’s since 2001. Over the years I have kept up to date with all training and have had many roles within the Nursery, these include being a key person, a first aider, working 1-1 with children with additional needs, training other staff and working in partnership with parents/carers. I am currently responsible for overseeing the learning and development for the children within toddlers and pre-school by support staff and updating Tapestry.

I feel it is really important to build positive relationships with parents/carers to ensure your child experiences a happy and safe environment which will help them to learn 
 

Nursery Nurse Debbie Gray

Qualifications / training

Level 3 NVQ in Child Care

Paediatric First Aid

Safeguarding

Hi I am Debbie and I am a key worker for the children, I have worked at St Paul’s since 2003. I love to be creative and use the children’s interests to create props for the children to play with such as pirate ships and fire engines. 
 

Nursery Nurse Jody Earwicker

Qualifications / training

Level 2 NVQ Childcare

First Aid

Safeguarding

Hi I am Jody and I am a key worker for the children, I have worked at St Paul’s since 2006. I have had experience of working 1-1 for children with additional needs. 
 

Nursery Nurse Kirsty Clover

Qualifications / training

NVQ3 Children’s Care Learning and Development

Food Safety

Safeguarding

Paediatric First Aid
Hi I am Kirsty and I am a key worker for the children. I have worked at St Paul’s since 2016, but have over 8 years of experience working in Nurseries with children aged between 3months and 5 years old. I am a mum to two girls aged 8 years and 2 years.
 

Nursery Nurse Ashleigh Davies

Qualifications / training

Level 3

Hi I am Ashleigh and I am a key worker for the children.

 
 

Nursery Nurse Lyndsey Barnwell

Qualifications / training

Level 3 Diploma Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Paediatric First Aid

Portage

Safeguarding

Hi I am Lyndsey and I am a key worker for the children. I have worked at St Paul’s since 2016 but have over 13 years’ experience within the EYFS. I have also worked as a 1-1 with children with additional needs
 

Nursery Nurse Melissa Callard

Qualifications / training

BA Degree in Early Years

Paediatric First Aid

Safeguarding

Food Hygiene

Hi I am Melissa and I am a key worker for the children, I have worked at St Paul’s since 2017 but have 23 years’ experience of working in childcare with children and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures. I have worked in various settings including day nurseries and holiday play schemes with children aged from 0-12 years. 
 

Nursery Nurse Sarah Blandford.

Qualifications / training

NVQ 3 In Childcare and Education

Paediatric First Aid

Safeguarding

Hi I am Sarah and I am a key worker for the children, I have worker at St Paul’s since 2018 but have over 6 years’ experience of working in childcare with children aged 2 years and above. 

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