Our Staff

At First Steps Nursery we employ committed, experienced and fully qualified early years practitioners to ensure we provide your children with the best possible care and learning environment.  All our staff are qualified in paediatric first aid, safeguarding and food hygiene.

Together we aim to provide the following;

  • a happy, safe, warm and stimulating environment through a holistic approach for all children to play, learn and develop freely.
  • help children to develop responsibility for themselves and their actions and to become competent, confident, independent and co-operative individuals.
  • promote a positive relationship with parents and carers and work in partnership with them to provide high quality play and care for their children.
  • undergo regular self-monitoring and evaluation of our services to ensure that the Nursery continues to meet the needs of children, parents and carers.

Our Nursery team consists of a Director, Manager and Deputy Manager.  Along with Lead Practitioners and their team of Nursery Practitioners.  Management work alongside practitioners to ensure staff development is a main priority and of a high quality.

 

'Leaders are well qualified and have a good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage. They use their knowledge to influence practice and provide support to the other staff members.' (Ofsted, May 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Bethell

Manager

Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Professional

 

 

 

Vicky Green

Tiny Explorers Lead Practitioner

SENCO

Level 3 in Early Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Chanel Crane

Small Discoverers Practitioner 

(Maternity Leave)

Level 6 in Early Years

 

Rebecca Luter

Tiny Explorers Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years

 

 

Alex Kelly

Maternity Leave

Level 3 in Early Years

Management team 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead Practitioners 

 

 

Judith Peacock

Small Discoverers Lead Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years

 

 

 

Sarah Barker-Noble

Little Creators Lead Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years

 

 

 

Early Years Practitioners

 

 

 

Fiona McNeill

Small Discoverers Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years

 

 

 

 

 

Jade Thompson

Tiny Explorers Apprentice

Level 2 in Early Years, working towards Level 3

 

 

 

Marina McCabe

Tiny Explorers Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years

 

 

 

Rachel Jackson

Deputy Manager

Level 4 in Early Years Management

 

 

 

 

 

Sophie Moulding

Big Inventors Lead Practitioner

(Maternity Leave)

Level 6 in Early Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adele Jackson

 Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years 

 

 

 

Wendy Edwards

Big Inventors Practitioner

Level 3 in Early Years  

 

Pam Ward

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