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 practitioner. 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 Practitioner and I work part-time in the Explorers room. I have an NVQ3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development."
corrine
"My name is Corrinne and I am a Senior Nursery Practitioner. 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 work in the Discoverers room. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education."
Shannon_D
"My name is Shannon. I am a Nursery Practitioner and I work in the Adventurers room. I have worked at North Star Nursery since 2014. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education."
Tasha1
"My name is Tasha. I am a Nursery Practitioner and I work in the Adventurers room. 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!"
Jodie
"My name is Jodie. I work in the Explorers room. I joined North Star in November 2015 and hold a level 3 Early Years Educator qualification."
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."
sonia
"My name is Sonia. I have a Foundation Degree in Classroom Support. I work in the Discoverers room. I joined North Star Nursery in February 2020."
Debbie
"My name is Debbie. I hold a level 3 qualification in Children's Care, Learning and Development. I have worked at North Star Nursery since September 2013. I work in the Adventurers room."
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 Explorers room."
Meg_F_resized
"My name is Meg. I work in the Pioneers room. I joined the team in June 2017 initially as bank staff and hold a level 3 qualification in Child Care and Education."
Tatiana
"My name is Tatiana. I work in the Pioneers room having joined North Star Nursery in 2016 as an apprentice. I hold a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and am the SENCO."
Beckah
"My name is Bekah. I work across all rooms in the nursery covering staff during breaks and record time. I joined the team in August 2018."
Saima
"My name is Saima. I joined North Star in July 2019 and work as bank staff across all rooms at the nursery. I hold a level 3 qualification in Child Care Learning and Development. I have previously worked in a primary school as a Teaching Assistant. I enjoy working with children and worked as a volunteer last year at a local primary school with Year 3 children."
Soraia
"My name is Soraia. I work in the Discoverers room. I joined the team in May 2018 as an apprentice nursery practitioner. I have a Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma."
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."
Lisa
"Hello, my name is Lisa. I joined North Star Nursery in November 2018 and work as bank staff across all rooms at the nursery. I hold an NVQ level 2 in Early Years 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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. I have a BSc(Hons) in Sociology and have many years experience working in administrative roles in children and family settings as well as a legal environment. I have two children who both attended North Star Nursery."