North Shields – Meet The Team

Happy staff = Happy children!

Our staff are enthusiastic, experienced, motivated and friendly! We all hold a minimum of level 3 qualification along with paediatric first aid!

Our team keep up to date with current legislation by undertaking regular training and workshops both externally and delivered by management. Staff and management meet on a regular basis to discuss individual training needs. We also attend monthly meetings to discuss the needs of the nursery and plan for future events and improvements to keep you and your child smiling!

Joanne

Joanne info@footprints-nursery.com

Managing Director

Hello, my name is Joanne!
I set up Footprints Day Nursery North Shields in 2016. I have always worked in day nurseries and find working with children and their families an extremely rewarding job. I have worked with babies and children since 2008 and am truly passionate about my work, which is why I took the plunge and decided to open my very own day nursery! I have an honours degree in children and young people as well as various training which includes paediatric first aid, safeguarding children, behaviour management, food hygiene and much more!
I am generally based at our Wallsend setting and am area manager, overseeing both of my settings.

Sharon

Sharon northshields@footprints-nursery.com

Nursery Manager

Hello, my name is Sharon. I have worked in childcare for the last 18 years and have been a part of a management team for 16 of those years.
I hold a Level 5 in Leadership for Children’s and young people’s services and also have qualifications in Safeguarding, SEN, Paediatric First Aid, Food hygiene and Prevent Duty.
Here at Footprints I am the Nursery Manager, I am the designated safeguarding lead and SENCO.
I look forward to getting to know you and your children and assisting them to reach their full potential!

Ashley

Ashley

Deputy Manager

Hello, my name is Ashley! I currently hold a level 3 in Early Years. I qualified in 2008 and have been employed in private day nurseries ever since.
I enjoy working with children, helping them grow and learn before their journey to school. I have many additional qualifications including First aid, Food hygiene and Health and safety.
I am one of the nursery’s designated safeguarding officers, first aiders and equality and diversity coordinator, I also assist in all aspects of the SENCO role

Sarah

Sarah

Assistant Deputy

Hello, my name is Sarah. I have worked in childcare for over 16 years taking on many different roles in that time with a variety of age ranges. I am qualified to level 5 in childcare and continually develop myself ensuring I have a good knowledge of childcare. I have completed many different courses including Safeguarding, SEND and food hygiene.
I have 3 children of my own and I am committed to provide a safe, stimulating and creative environment for the children to learn to their full potential.

Michaela

Michaela

Nursery Practitioner

Hello, my name is Michaela, I am qualified to level 2 in childcare which I received in 2008 and am currently doing my level 3 apprenticeship whilst working at Footprints. I enjoy working with children of all ages, helping them to achieve their targets and meet individual needs. I have undertaken training such as Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding. I really enjoy coming to work at Footprints every day.

Julie

Julie

Nursery Practitioner

Hello, my name is Julie! I currently hold a level 3 in Early Years. I qualified in 2011 and have been employed in private day nurseries since.
I enjoy working with children and enjoy watching them experience everything with awe and wonder.
I have training in paediatric first aid, understanding autism and safeguarding children.
I am passionate in my role and enjoy working as part of a staff team.

Megan

Megan

Nursery cook

Hi I’m Meggan. I am the nursery cook. I have been with the company 3 years now and have over 8 years of experience working with children. I cook all of nursery meals onsite following a healthy and nutritious menu tailored to meet specific dietary needs where necessary. I have many qualifications including Level 2 Food Hygiene and previous experience within the catering industry.