Staff Introductions

julie
"My name is Julie and I am the Nursery Manager. I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Early Years Education. In addition, I have Early Years Professional Status. I also hold an NVQ3 in Playwork, which supports my work within the Holiday Club. I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Nursery and Holiday Club. My main passion is music in early years and I enjoy engaging the children in music exploration and letters and sounds activities."
sharon
"My name is Sharon. I work part-time as Deputy Manager. I started here in 1997 as a nursery nurse. I hold an NNEB Diploma in Pre-school Practice, a Certificate in Playwork and an NVQ4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development."
khamsin
"My name is Khamsin. I joined the team at North Star Nursery in March 2010. I'm a Senior Nursery Nurse and I work part-time in the Pioneers room. I have an NVQ3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development."
Tasha
"My name is Tasha. I am a Senior Nursery Practitioner. I qualified as a teacher in 2007 and have worked in various roles as a teacher, teaching assistant and nursery assistant. I have previously worked at North Star Nursery as bank staff. Outside of work, I love dancing and singing and being creative! You will find me in the Discoverers Room on a part-time basis."
kirsty
"My name is Kirsty. I work part-time in the Pioneers room. I joined North Star in June 2012. I have a level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare Pathway."
courtney
"My name is Courtney. I work part-time in the Explorers Room. I have recently obtained my Level 2 Early Years Educator qualification."
debbie
"Hello, my name is Debbie. I work in the Adventurers room. I started working at North Star Nursery in September 2013. I have an NVQ 3 in Childcare and Development."
Jodie
"My name is Jodie. I work in the Explorers room. I joined North Star in November 2015 and am working towards my level 3 qualification."
Shannon_D
"My name is Shannon. I work in the Discoverers room. I have worked at North Star Nursery since 2014. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education."
nicky
"My name is Nicky. I work in the Pioneers Room. I have worked at North Star Nursery since 2001 and have an NVQ Level 4 in Children's Care, Learning and Development."
Tatiana
"My name is Tatiana. I am an apprentice studying for my Level 3 Early Years Educator and am currently based in the Adventurers Room."
corrine
"My name is Corrinne. I first came to North Star Nursery in 2009 on a placement from college. I then started working casual days during school holidays and was offered a job, starting June 2010. I am the Room Leader of the Pioneers room. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education."
beth
"My name is Beth. I work in the Discoverers room. I started working at North Star Nursery in July 2013. I was previously at North Star Nursery as a student. I have a level 3 in the Children and Young People's Workforce qualification."
Chloe
"My name is Chloe. I hold a level 3 Diploma in Early Years and Care and started here as a student in 2015. I work part-time in the Explorers room and am also a bank staff member working across all rooms."
Abbie
"My name is Abbie. I hold a level 3 Certificate in Early Years. I started here as a student in 2016 and am now based in the Pioneers room."
Anna_R
"My name is Anna. I have been at North Star Nursery since January 2016. I have a Level 2 Support Work in Schools qualification. I have a Masters Degree in Polish Language Studies and am a qualified teacher of Polish."
sally
"My name is Sally. I have been at North Star Nursery since 2003 and now work as bank staff during school holidays. I have achieved 'Getting Started in a Pre-school' and have also obtained my NVQ3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development. I hold a TAQA Assessor qualification which enables me to assess students undertaking their Level 3 qualification in Childcare."
sarah_s
"My name is Sarah. I have been working at North Star Nursery as a Nursery Nurse since 2000, and I am now bank staff. I have an NVQ3 in Children's Care,Learning and Development."
audrey
"My name is Audrey. I joined the team in April 2012 as a lunch/supply Assistant Nursery Nurse. I have a Level 3 Diploma for the Children's and Young People's Workforce and hold a food hygiene certificate. I have experience of working in a variety of settings: creche, mums and toddlers groups, playgroups and primary school."
Ellen
"Hello, my name is Ellen. I am currently studying Early Childhood Studies with Early Years Teacher Status at the University of Gloucestershire. I work as bank staff across all rooms at the nursery. I joined the team in the Summer of 2016."
Ciona2
"Hello, my name is Ciona. I work as bank staff across all rooms at the nursery. I am currently studying towards my level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner. I joined North Star Nursery as a student in 2016 working mainly in Discoverers."

"My name is Meg. I work as bank staff across all rooms at the nursery. I joined the team in June 2017 and hold a level 3 qualification in Child Care and Education."
louise
"My name is Louise and I am the nursery cook. I have over 12 years experience in the catering industry. Before joining the North Star Nursery team in 2006, I have worked in a large restaurant, a hotel and residential home for the elderly. I have an NVQ2 in Food Safety in Catering. I also have extensive knowledge of special dietary requirements, catering for allergies and religious beliefs. Outside of work, I help run a Rainbows' unit and enjoy cooking for my family."
rebecca
"My name is Rebecca. I am the Office Administrator and I work part-time Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. I have a BSc(Hons) in Sociology and have most recently worked in an administrative role in a legal environment with children and families. I have two young children who have both attended North Star Nursery."