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Our fabulous staff

Staff and Management

The Nursery is managed by Mrs Katy Cooley who holds a level 5 Diploma in Early Years Leadership and has many years childcare experience. 
We have a dedicated team of staff, most of the permanent staff hold at least a Certificate in Pre-School Practice (level 2/3) qualification and they are committed to training and making a career in Childcare.  All staff have had DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks and senior management are registered with Ofsted.


Our team are:

Mrs Katy Cooley - Nursery Manager, SENCO and Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Lucy Hartland - Assistant Manager, Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Pen Butler - Senior Nursery Assistant and Keyworker

Miss Margarita Valkova - Nursery Assistant, Keyworker and trainee SENCO

Mrs Burcu Turan - Nursery Assistant & Keyworker

Miss Lauren Walford - Nursery Assistant & Keyworker

Mrs Nicola Lanagan - Nursery Assistant

Miss Lara Hudd - Nursery Assistant

Mrs Joanne Rickford - Nursery Assistant 'Jolly Jo'

The Nursery is supported by a Committee of volunteer parents.  All new parents are automatically invited to join the Committee.

Join our Team

Bank Staff

We are always interested to hear from those with a level 2 or level 3 childcare qualification that may be interested in joining our bank staff rota. Please do get in touch if this would be of interest to you. Our bank staff shifts are ad-hoc to cover staff holiday, sickness and training.


We are a charity-run nursery that is managed by a board of trustees. If you would like to volunteer to join our committee, please do speak with Mrs Cooley who will be able to provide additional information.


We are looking for a cleaner for 1hr per day from 3:15pm. This role is term time only. Please contact Jennie for an application form to apply by emailing Closing Date Friday 16 February 2024. Please note the closing date may be brought forward without prior notice. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as early as possible. 

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