Meet the Staff

We have been awarded the title of Leading Early Years Team for Kent.

Head of Nursery

Jane Askew

janeRoles
Behaviour Management Co-ordinator
Health, Safety & Welfare Officer

Qualifications
BA First Class with Honours Degree
in Early Years Education & Care
Cache Level 3 Early Years and childcare Qualification
Paediatric First Aid

Jane joined the nursery in Sept 2017

 

Deputy Head of Nursery

Judith Sheppard

Roles
Key Person
Special Education Needs Coordinator

Qualifications 
CACHE Diploma in Pre-School Practice
Accredited SENco Traininig
Paediatric First Aid
EYFS Professional Training
Foundation Certificate in H&S
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Jude joined the nursery in October 2006

 

Lead Early Years Educator

Kelly Marsh  

Key Person
Health & Safety Officer
CACHE Diploma in Pre-School Practice
Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Award in Food Hygiene Certificate
SENco trained
Forest School- in training

Kelly joined the Nursery in May 2018 working almost fulltime

 

Early Years Educator

VTVictoria Tracey

Key Person
Paediatric First Aid
Early Years Foundation Stage Training
Level 3 Early Years and Childcare Qualification

Vicky joined the Nursery in September 2017 working part-time


Early Years Educator

Kate Vanns

Qualified Teacher Status

Key Person
Early Years Foundation Stage Training
Paediatric First Aid

Kate joined the Nursery in September 2018 working part-time

 

Early Years Educator

Cora Akhurst

Key Person
Started Cache Level Early Years and Childcare qualification April 2021.

Cora joined the Nursery in November 2020, working part time

 

 

Early Years Educator

Carly Moore

Key Person
Cache Level 3 in  Homebased Childcare
First Aider

Carly joined the nursery in May 2021 and works part time.

 

 

Early Years Educator

Joanne Hall

Key Person
First Aider

Joanne joined the nursery in May 2021, works part time.

 

 

 

 Key Person Scheme

 

§         A Key Person Scheme is used to plan and co-ordinate the interests & development of each child, within the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage.  This scheme is based on continual observation and assessment of each child at the Nursery.

 

§         A Key Person is assigned to a child before they start.  They ensure that the needs of each child is recognised and that the curriculum is devised to meet the child’s unique needs.  Whilst the Key Person has special responsibilities for the children assigned to them, their immediate needs during Nursery sessions will be attended to by any member of Staff present in the room where they are.

  

§         We hold regular consultations and parents/carers are encouraged to take advantage of our open door policy.