Meet the Team

We are exceptionally fortunate to have staff who not only have the required qualifications but also experience, dedication and drive.  All the staff share a commitment to providing the highest possible standard of care for all our children.

All staff undertake continuous training to keep up to date with best practices and to gain creative ideas.


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Helen Monks
Owner & Manager
Helen has 8 years experience in running a childminding business, eventually moving to Nursery status. She has a level 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and level 3 in Playwork.
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Claire Crabtree
Deputy Manager
Claire runs the Rainbow Room (2+) and holds a level 3 in Early Years and is working towards her Foundation Degree in Early Years.

 

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Sami Kitching
Nursery Assistant

Sami is Nursery Assistant for the Raindrops and Sunshines. Sami has passed her level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development.

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Sarah Wilson
Nursery Assistant

Sarah works full time with the older children.  She has passed her level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development.

 

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Charlotte Woof
Supervisor

Charlotte works full time mainly with the babies. She has her level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development and previously worked as a school matron.

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Hannah Duggan
Nursery Assistant

Hannah works full time and has her level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development.  She is very versatile and loves working with all the age ranges.

Susie Swallow
Nursery Assistant

Suzie has a NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing and has extensive experience in many fields of childcare including working as a Nanny both in this country and abroad, managing a crèche and working as a nursery assistant in a busy nursery.

Catherine Binstead
Nursery Assistant

Catherine works over the lunchtimes and also helps with supply cover.She is a well-qualified Mum and Grandma!

 

 

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Natalie Chapman
Nursery Assistant
Natalie works full time with the 2-4 year olds in the Rainbow room. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare. Natalie is a very capable and imaginative assistant to Claire and her forte lies in creative matters!!
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Anne-Marie Townley
Nursery Assistant

Anne-Marie works full time with the 2-4 year olds in the rainbow room and is a calm influence in there! Anne-Marie holds a Level 3 National Certificate in Children’s Care Learning and Development.