Hi my name is Becky and I have a degree in Business Management and Company Law, and I have been working as an Insurance underwriter for the past 10 years. I have 2 children, a son born in 2012 and a little girl born in 2016.
I am a fun and dynamic person who is always on the go. Although my forte is the business side I love getting stuck in with the kids as well. Messy and creative is my thing, I have seen through my own kids that play, fun and being silly can lead to magical learning. Now with what I am learning on my Childcare course I can finally put it into practice and I couldn’t be more excited. Getting outdoors and letting the children really explore their surroundings is a true passion of mine so if you want to find me I’ll be in our woods covered in mud having a blast with the kids and you’re more than welcome to join us.
Hi, my name is Lauren I have a degree in Psychology which specialised in Child Psych. I have been working as a teacher for the past 11 years and had Izzy in 2017.
So now the basic info is out of the way who am I? I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend and not necessarily in that order. I found it really hard to sum myself up as I am not good talking about myself, so I asked the people who know me best to describe me and this is what they said. She is caring, friendly and a homely person, who is extremely passionate about all children deserving a safe and welcoming educational environment to learn and grow in. She is patient, supportive, approachable, kind and thoughtful. Hard working is an understatement, she always goes above and beyond and is consistent with everyone, she has great focus and drive and is an exceptional leader, if my kids were still young they would be in the nursery in heart beat.
Katie is a bubbly personality who is all about the fun and cuddles. She has no problem clowning around with the children and you will often find her playing make believe or singing a nursery rhyme (for the thousandth time that day). Katie is a good hearted person who wears her heart on her sleeve, showing the children first hand how to be caring and bold in everyday possible.
Toddler Room Leader
Alison has worked in early years for 20 years and is level 3 qualified. She is a nurturing, calming character who has a magic touch with our toddlers. You will struggle to find anyone else who has such a beautiful demeanour with such young children. Filling the younger children with love, support and security comes naturally to her, and they adore her for it. Firm boundaries and manners are implemented through Alisons effortless technique, whilst individual characters are encouraged to shine. The perfect person to give our young ones a great start.
Lacey is our dynamic Deputy. She’s level 4 qualified in Childcare and gets kids through and through. Passionate, caring and fun are just some of the qualities she brings to the team. Nothing is too much for her and multi-tasking is her middle name. A mum of three and an ex footballer means she loves getting stuck in, cooking, reading and singing, not to mention she’s a baby whisperer and can calm a child like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
Carrie is a vibrant character who enjoys getting stuck in, play dough, paint, glitter, mud, you name it she’s up for it. A mum of three means she truly understands our young characters, the good, the bad and the ugly moments they are all capable of. She dries tears, mends knees and creates smiles. A deeply caring person who makes children feel secure and valued and an integral part of our team.
Chloe is our budding primary school teacher. Currently studying to become a reception teacher, with the freshest ideas and research to support her practise, this really makes her of a kind. Kind, gentle and caring but down to give anything a go the kids throw at her what more could we ask for from one of our practitioners.
Pre School Room Leader
Jo is highly experienced level 3 practitioner with 20 years experience, her cool, calm and collected demeanour makes her an exceptional practitioner. Creating engaging, interesting and developing activities is second nature to Jo and the children adore her for this and her warm approach we are lucky to have her.
Laura is our experienced charismatic Deputy and best of all se truly understands what is to be busy working mum. Supportive of both both children and parents alike, Laura is understanding and adaptable alike, creating a stimulating and supportive environment for children with needs ensuring all children strive to reach their full potential.
Chislehurst Babies Team
Baby Room Lead
What can we say about the ‘mumma’ of our group! This very experienced practitioner, has more passion and love in her little finger than most people could dream to have in their lifetime. She gets to know children and their families to form that magical first connection parents need to be able to leave their children for the first time, confidently, with extra personality to share! The babies adore her for her continuous singing and pure devotion to childcare.
Melinda joined our team in January 2021, having signed up her son 4 months prior on our open day. Her calm and collected approach ensure the babies feel safe and secure whilst progressing through new and sometimes challenging milestones. Stressed whilst teething, let Melinda read you a story! Had a bump whilst learning to walk? Melinda is there for a cuddle.
Jazmine trained in 2014 as a level 3 practitioner and has been a dependable and vital member of staff since joining our team in October 2020. Her reliability, consistency and dedication ensure every characteristic a baby needs for development is covered.
Joined our team in October 2020 as a trainee and has taken to childcare like a duck to water. Naturally playful and caring, Libby fits in well with the range of personalities that our babies are exhibiting. Libby has a lovely way of allowing the children to explore new things and discovering who they want to be.
Claire is a natural, a mother of 3 Clair is used to a busy life of multitasking which is an important skill to have in a nursery environment. Claire has a flair for the creative and craft activities are her passion. The children love getting involved.
Chislehurst Toddlers Team
Toddler Room Lead
With the wealth of 20 year’s experience, Maria has seen and dealt with all. Her bubbly personality, but strong boundaries are exactly what our exuberant toddlers need. Creating a fun, stimulating environment driven with love and kindness is what Maria achieves every day and makes it look effortless.
An experienced level 3 practitioner fun is Danielle’s middle name. Stories brought to life, dinosaur hunts or a quiet cuddle Danielle can do it all. Children flock to her as they see safe, secure and supported in her magic allowing them to grow and develop in their own special unique way.
Chelsea is passionate practitioner who joined child care straight out of school. She trained on the job in both level 2 and then level 3. Bubbly, calm and caring are just a few her wonderful qualities, she is loved by children, staff and parents alike. When Chelsea attended her interview with us I opened the door to her and a set of parents who knew Chelsea from their previous setting, they couldn’t stop raving about her. If that’s not a recommendation I don’t know what is.
Bethany is a level 3 practitioner with a fine eye for detail. Individual care and attention is Beth’s strength and the children blossom from this important mix of personal attention and team work.
Chislehurst Pre School Team
Pre-school room lead
Lily trained as a level 3 practitioner in 2012 and has been working with children ever since. Lily started as a private nanny for the owners but her skills shone so bright, they were quick to realise she needed her own room. Lily’s quiet, kind and calm approach lead to well settled children with good routines and fun environments. Sensory play extraordinaire, messy play is the aim of the game.
Pre School Practitioner
Roni is a level 6 qualified practitioner what she doesn’t know about the EYFS isn’t worth knowing. Hyper organised and with bundles of energy our pre-schoolers adore her, as she does them. Roni’s family support is exceptional with an idea to help support any ‘phase’ that comes about.
Pre School Practitioner
A strong and dynamic personality, who’s not only done it professionally, but personally as well as a mother of 4. Annie naturally balances love and guidance with play and support in perfect measures and we still don’t know how she maintains the high energy levels she does.
Chislehurst Support Team
Ellie trained as a level 3 practitioner in 2015 and has subsequently risen quickly through the ranks, becoming the pre-school room lead and deputy manager of her first setting in 2017. Ellie is kind, caring and approachable; nothing is ever too much and if she doesn’t know the answer, she will soon find out for you. Loved by kids and adults alike, Ellie is always there to lend a helping hand or a kind word and our setting would be lost without her.
None of us could survive without this wonder woman, booking a place, changing an invoice or just checking, this lady is a master at multitasking and an expert at keeping plates spinning. Definitely the unsung hero of the team.
Marcia is our chef extraodinaire, 30 years experience cooking in a range of environments allows Marcia to create a healthy and diverse menu that the children love. Fresh meat, veg and fruit all sourced from local farms ensures Marcia’s menu is of the highest calibre.