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 firstname.lastname@example.org Company 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.
Heather email@example.com Nursery Manager
Hello, My name is Heather! I joined the Footprints team at North Shields in June 2023 as Nursery Manager.
My journey in childcare started in 2010 when I volunteered through Barnardos in a Family support group before qualifying.
I hold a Level 3 Qualification in Childcare and have completed other relevant training including Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding, Prevent, FGM and SEND. I am the designated Safeguarding Lead and Nursery SENDCO.
I am truly passionate about working with children and their families and helping them reach their full potential. I look forward to meeting you all and working with you and your Children.
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 Third in Charge & Badgers room leader
Hello, my name is Sarah. I have worked in childcare since qualifying in 2000, 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.
Carolyne Senior Nursery Practitioner - Hedgehogs
Hello, I am Carolyne
I qualified in July 2000 after completing a CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education. I have continued my training over the years working up to a Level 5. I am qualified in First Aid, Safeguarding, SEND and Food Safety. I am the nurseries senco.
I enjoy watching children thrive and develop, while providing a stimulating, educational and fun environment for them to help them reach their full potential.
Julie Nursery Practitioner - Butterflies
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.
Kirsty Nursery Practitioner - Butterflies
Hello my name is Kirsty. I currently hold a level 3 diploma in Children and Young people's workforce. I have completed many training courses such as Food Hygiene, Safeguarding and many more! I enjoy working with children and watching them grow through their early years.
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