Meet the St Bernards Team
Nursery Manager/Owner - Carolyn
Carolyn has been a nursery manager since 1991 and became manager/owner at St Bernard’s in 1998.
She has a BA in Primary Practice, Foundation Degree in Childhood studies and a NNEB qualification.
She also has a food hygiene qualification and is First Aid trained. She is the nursery health and the lead practitioner for safeguarding.
Assistant Manager - Debbie
Debbie has been at the nursery since 1998 and has worked in nurseries since 1992.
She has a NNEB qualification and a NVQ 4 in Children’s care, learning and development. She also has advanced university certificate in ‘Language and communication impairment in children'.
She also has a first aid and food hygiene qualification and is the nursery’s Inclusion co-ordinator for children with additional needs.
Deputy Manager - Leanne (maternity leave)
Leanne joined the nursery in 2018 and has worked in nurseries since 2008.
She has a NVQ 3 in Children’s care learning and development and a NVQ 2 in Childcare and education. She supports the manager and assistant manager in every day nursery management.
She has a food hygiene qualification, health and safety and First Aid trained. Leanne loves engaging the children in problem solving, puzzles, reading stories to them and encouraging story telling.
Deputy Manager - Courtnie
Courtnie joined the nursery in April 2019 and has worked in nurseries since 2010 where she was a senior nursery practitioner and the designated safeguarding lead.
She has a BND (BTEC national diploma) child care and an EDI level 5 diploma in leadership for health and social care and children and young peoples’ services. She is a qualified first aider and is trained in safeguarding.
At nursery she enjoys dancing and singing activities, supporting the children to be physical and finding new and exciting ways to help them be more active.
Nursery Nurse - Tracey
Tracey has been at the nursery since 2000 and has worked in schools for a number of years.
Tracey implements the EYFS to the 2-3 year olds.
She has a NVQ 4 qualification in Children’s care, learning and development. She also has a food hygiene qualification and is First Aid trained.
3-5 year old room Co-ordinator - Kim
Kim has been at the nursery since 2007 after qualifying with a CACHE level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education at BCOT.
She currently co-ordinates the 3-5 year old room. Her special interests are craft and physical development.
She also has a food hygiene qualification and is First Aid trained.
Nursery Nurse - Nicola
Nicola has been at the nursery since 1998 and especially enjoys rhyme time with the children.
She has an NVQ 3 in Childcare and Education, Elkland NVQ 3 in Speech and Language ages 3-5 and is a qualified NVQ assessor.
She also has a food hygiene qualification and is First Aid trained. Part of her role is to support the inclusion co-ordinator supporting with children with additional needs.
Nursery Nurse - Kimmi
Kimmi joined the nursery in 2010 after moving from Alton.
She has a NVQ 3 in Child Care and Education. She will be working mainly with the 3-4 year olds.
Her favourite area with the children is outdoor play. She is first aid and food hygiene trained.
Nursery Nurse - Hayley
Hayley joined the nursery in 2016 and has worked in nurseries since 2008.
She has a NVQ 3 qualification in Childcare and Education and NVQ 3 management.
She is first aid trained and works mainly with the 3-4 year olds, she especially enjoys helping the children with their numbers and letters.
Nursery Nurse - Charlotte
Charlotte has a level 5 foundation degree in early years, has a first aid and Safeguarding trained.
When Charlotte is at nursery she enjoys working with children and is very creative, especially enjoying joining in with their messy play. She has a passion for children’s learning through play and loves finding new ideas and likes bringing the outdoor environment to life for the children.
Nursery Nurse - Lucy
Lucy has worked in nurseries since 2001. She has a NVQ 3 in Childcare and Education and joined the nursery in 2014.
At present she works with the 3-4 year olds, helps the children at lunchtime and particularly likes helping in the craft area.
She is first aid trained.
Nursery Chef - Fiona
Fiona joined the nursery in 2018 as the nursery cook. She has worked in catering for 25 years.
She plans the menus, prepares and cooks balanced meals for the children every day, keeping the kitchen clean and well stocked.
She has a food hygiene qualification which she updates regularly.