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.

My Aim: 

 

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.

My aim:  

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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