Meet the Staff
Julie Saxton – Children’s service Co-ordinator
Julie has worked at Sidcop Nursery since October 1995.
Julie has developed Busy Bees Playgroup into the full package of services that we offer today.
Julie has a BPhil in Early Childhood Studies and she is a qualified Early Years Teacher.
Julie has over 20 years experience in childcare and has created an Outstanding Service with her staff team for children in the local area.
Kerry Tupman – Nursery Manager
Kerry joined the team in October 2002 as Nursery Manager
Kerry has a BA in Early Childhood Studies and she is a qualified Early Years Teacher.
Kerry has over 20 years experience in childcare.
About me: I have worked in Early Years Childcare for the last 20 years. I qualified in 1994 and joined Sidcop Nursery in 2002. I have a strong interest in special needs and support all children in their individual learning.
My aim: I have a passion to support children’s learning to make sure they have the best start in education. Alongside the staff team I help prepare the children to be ………….
Clare Hawcroft – Senior Early Years Educator
Clare joined the team in March 2007.
Clare has a Level 3 Btec in Nursery Nursing, Playwork and a Level 4 qualification in Leadership and Management.
Clare has over 20 years experience in childcare.
About me: I have been at Sidcop Nursery since March 2007. I enjoy working in all areas of the nursery, especially in the Ladybird Room with the under 3’s. I enjoy reading stories and singing activities with the children.
My Aim: To see all children growing and developing during their time with us, in a happy and stimulating environment.
Samantha Raynor – Senior Early Years Educator
Samantha joined the team in July 2014.
Samantha has a Foundation Degree in Early Years Studies and is currently studying towards her BA in Childcare.
She has over 10 years experience working in childcare.
Laura Holmes – Early Years Educator
Laura joined the team in September 2009.
Laura has a Cache Diploma in Nursery Nursing (Level 3).
Laura has 4 years experience working here at Sidcop Nursery.
Tracey Widdowson – Early Years Educator
Tracey joined the team in December 2009.
Tracey has a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education.
Tracey has over 9 years experience working in childcare.
Stacey Jones – Early Years Educator
Stacey joined the team in September 2012.
Stacey has a Level 3 qualification in Childcare
Olivia Cook – Senior Early Years Educator
Olivia joined the team in September 2015
Olivia has a Cache Level 3 in Childcare and Education
About Me: My knowledge has developed greatly since joining Sidcop Nursery. I enjoy working with children of all abilities throughout nursery, supporting them to develop to their full potential.
Nicola Stanley – Early Years Educator
Nicola joined the team in September 2014.
Nicola is also qualified as an Early Years Teacher
About me: I have been at Sidcop Nursery since September 2014. I have a keen interest in planning experiences around children’s interests and I also have a keen interest in developing children’s gross motor skills.
Chelsea Cassidy – Early Years Educator
Chelsea joined the team in February 2015.
Chelsea has a Level 2 in Childcare and Level 2 in Playwork
About me: Part of my job role is to work at the Breakfast and After School Club. I enjoy being active with the older children
Jenny Hall – Early Years Educator
Jenny Joined the team in October 2015
Jenny has a Cache Level 3 qualification in Children and Young Peoples Workforce
About me: I have a real passion for working with children. After joining Sidcop Nursery I have gained more experience and knowledge of children’s development. This has helped me gain more confidence in my role. I mostly work in the Ladybird room with children under 3.
Debbie Rogerson – Early Years Educator
Debbie joined the team in September 2017
Debbie has a Level 2 in Early Years and she will shortly commence her Level 3 qualification.
About me: I have been at Sidcop Nursery since September 2017. I have a keen interest in developing children’s confidence, I also have a keen interest in creative and sensory activities, which supports younger children’s learning and development.
Matthew Scatchard – Office and Administration Manager
Matthew joined the team in October 2014.
Matthew has a Level 3 in Business and Administration
About me: I ensure that the admin systems throughout Sidcop Nursery run smoothly and efficiently. You will always have contact with myself if you ever need to book a place, need any support with invoices or require any information about nursery.
Vandella Kitchen – Nursery cook
Vandella Kitchen joined the team in April 2019
Vandella has a level 2 qualification in Food Preparation and support us in our journey maintaining our 5 star food hygiene rating.
About me: I have many years experience in preparing healthy meals for pre-school children. I also work with the children baking and preparing healthy foods, I am enjoying growing herbs, tomato’s and vegetables in the nursery garden.
Andrea Randle – Cleaner
Andrea joined the team in November 2014.
About me: I am a friendly and cheerful person, I enjoy my job and I like to work in a clean, safe and stimulating environment.
For more information, or to visit us at Sidcop Nursery, please give us a call on 01226 717 312
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