Dedicated Childcare Team
The team at Westerham Day Nursery & Pre School are dedicated to providing the best level of care for your child. Practitioners are supported in enhancing their knowledge and understanding of child development and updated legislation through training in a variety of topics and in gaining and extending the level of their Early Years qualifications. Please call us for more information about our staff and facilities.
Sharon holds a BA (Honours) Degree in Early Childhood and has gained her Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). Sharon has worked in childcare since 2000 and owns two early years’ settings. Sharon is one of the setting’s designated persons for safeguarding children.
Qualified Early Years Teacher
Natalie holds a BA (Honours) Degree in Early Years Studies and has gained her Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). Natalie has worked at the setting since September 2005 and has extensive experience in working with young children. Natalie’s role comprises of working closely in the rooms with the practitioners, working towards improving practice and opportunities for children, leading practice in the setting and communicating with other professionals and local authority personnel, along with supporting practitioners in their work with children including planning, assessment and evaluation. Natalie is also a Fire Warden in the setting.
Over 2’s Co-ordinator, DSL and SENCo
Sharon holds a Foundation Degree in Early Years and has worked at the setting since June 2001. Sharon has a vast knowledge and experience in working to support pre-school aged children. Sharon is the setting’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and one of the setting’s designated persons responsible for the safeguarding of children. Sharon is also the Behaviour Officer for children 2 years and over.
Under 2’s Co-ordinator
Sarah holds Level 4 qualification in Early Years and has worked at the setting since July 2003. Sarah has broad experience in working to support babies and children under 2 years. Sarah is also the Behaviour Officer for children 2 years and under.
Senior Early Years Educator
Sharon holds a Level 3 qualification in childcare. Sharon has worked at the nursery since May 2003 and supports children aged 3 – 5 years within the pre-school room. Sharon is qualified at Level 3 to lead Forest Schooling within the nursery. Additionally she is also is the setting’s Health and Safety Officer and a Fire warden.
Higher Qualified Staff
Rebecca is another of our senior practitioners who joined us in 2016. Rebecca holds a Foundation Degree in Early Years and is studying for her full Degree in psychology. Rebecca is also trained in children’s yoga and conducts mini yoga classes with children aged 2 years and over.
Level 3 Qualified Staff
Joined us in November 2010 and supports pre-school aged children.
Joined us in July 2012. Lianne supports children under 2 years. Lianne is also one of our senior practitioners.
Joined us in September 2016 and works to support the pre-school aged children. Kerry also holds a Level 2 Forest School qualification.
Brooke joined us in October 2014 and works in our pre-school room where she supports children aged 3 – 5 years.
Ginny joined us in June 2015 and supports our children who are under 2 years old.
Joined us in September 2016 and supports the pre-school aged children in the afternoon.
Level 2 Qualified Staff
Joined us in August 2013 and is currently studying for her Level 3 qualification. Jessica supports children under 2 years.
Joined us in July 2016 and supports the children during the lunchtime period.Serena is currently studying for her Level 3 childcare qualification.
Joined us in June 2017 and supports the children in our pre-school room.
Sara is our administrator and has worked at the nursery since May 2011. She works closely with the management team undertaking general office duties. Sara is also a one of the nursery’s fire wardens.
Sue Logan – Cook
Sue holds a Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene and prepares healthy and nutritious meals for all the children every day. Sue has worked at the setting since 2004.
Clint undertakes various site maintenance and ICT duties. He also drives the nursery minibus, which is fully licenced and used for occasional outings. Clint has passed all the relevant driving and safety tests to drive the minibus.
Apart from various Early Years training, all our staff receive additional training in:-
- Child Protection
- Paediatric First Aid
- Food Hygiene
- Health and Safety
- Fire Safety