Wallsend – 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

Nursery Director

Hello, my name is Joanne!
I set up Footprints Day Nursery Wallsend in 2018. 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.

Michelle

Michelle

Nursery Manager

Hello my name is Michelle. I have worked in childcare all of my career and have a Level 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I have a huge passion for childcare, helping children to grow, learn and develop their own uniqueness. Over the years I have worked with all age ranges of Early Years and have 2 children of my own. Throughout my career I have completed many extra training courses, such as Paediatric First Aid, Behaviour Management, Safeguarding, Leadership and Management, Food Allergy Awareness and many more.
I am also the nurseries designated safeguarding officer, first aider, behaviour management coordinator and Senco.

Gemma

Gemma

Deputy Manager & Hedgehogs Room Leader

Hello, my name is Gemma. I have worked in child care since 2008. I am qualified to Level 4 in Children’s Learning and Development, as well as safeguarding, Food Hygiene, Child Development and many more. My passion is to help children and families to get the most from nursery, and to make their early years at Footprints as fun and enjoyable as possible!

Lisa

Lisa

Third in Charge & Badgers Room Leader

Hello, my name is Lisa. I have worked in childcare since 2011. I have many qualifications, including a Level 3 in Childcare, paediatric first aid, safeguarding, team leading and more! I really enjoy working with children and I am really passionate about my job. I look forward to meeting new children and their families, and welcome them to Footprints.

Steph

Steph

Nursery Nurse - Butterflies

Hello my name is Steph, I have worked in childcare since 2010 and throughout these years I have completed a number of courses including a level 3 in children’s care, learning and development, first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding just to name a few. I love working with children and watching them grow and develop. I cannot wait to welcome you and your child to our setting and help them to learn, develop and grow!

Wendy

Wendy

Nursery Nurse - Butterflies

Hello, my name is Wendy! I have worked in childcare for 17 years, as well as having 3 children of my own. I have a NVQ level 3 in childcare. I have also completed courses in Leadership and Management, food hygiene, food allergy awareness, paediatric first aid and many more! I have a passion for arts, crafts and messy activities, and love to watch the children learn and grow every day.

Charlotte

Charlotte

Nursery Nurse - Hedgehogs

Hello my name is Charlotte! I have worked in childcare since 2015. I hold a level 3 qualification in Early years and young children’s workforce. I have also completed many courses and training such as Paediatric first aid, SENCO, safeguarding and food hygiene. I love working with children as it is so rewarding playing a part in helping them to further their development and grow through life!

Janet

Janet

Nursery Nurse - Badgers

Hello my name is Janet. I have worked in childcare for 15 years. I have a level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I have undertaking many extra courses such as First Aid, Child Protection, Food Hygiene, Firs safety and many more. I have worked in all areas of early years throughout my career. Early years is in my blood! I love watching children develop and grow, learning new skills everyday.

Amy

Amy

Nursery Nurse - Hedgehogs

Hello my name is Amy! I have a level 3 in Children’s care learning and development which I achieved in 2012. I have undertaken various other training such as Safeguarding, children’s mental health, Understanding Autism, Paediatric first aid and many more! I love coming to work everyday seeing the children grow and thrive, it fills me with joy seeing children develop and building strong relationships with children and families!

Gemma A

Gemma A

Nursery Nurse - Butterflies

Hello my name is Gemma! I graduated university in 2018 with a diploma in Childhood studies and Early years. I have also taken training in Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection, Food hygiene and more. This is my first nursery to work in and I feel so lucky to be a part of this team, I am so excited to be part of the Footprints family and start my long career helping children from the beginning of their educational journey!

Louise

Louise

Nursery Nurse

Hello my name is Louise! I have worked in child care since 2019 when I gained a level 6 in Childcare and Early years. I have taken training in First aid, child protection, food hygiene and many more! Working with children is something I have always been very passionate about and I am very excited to continue my journey with the Footprints family and working with your little ones!

Tony

Tony

Nursery Chef

Hello I am Tony! I am the chef here at Footprints. I have many qualifications including level 3 food hygiene, Child Protection, COSHH, food allergy awareness and many more! I really enjoy preparing food for the children knowing I am part of providing them with a healthy and nutritious meal.