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Mrs Charlotte Harris

Hello my name is Charlotte and I am the Manager of the Nursery.  I have worked in early years for 30 years in total, the last 24 at this Nursery and can honestly say I have loved every minute of it.  I am very much a 'hands on' manager and enjoy playing with the children as much as possible.  I particularly like tactile play - some say I am even messier than the children!

I live locally with my four children and enjoy spending time and having fun with my family especially at the weekends.

I love being outdoors especially going on long walks, I like anything to do with history and on those rare quiet occasions I like reading and particularly like Stephen King (you thought I was going to say The Gruffalo didn't you) 

Mrs Lorraine Watson  BA,  Dip. Cl. Std, Cert EY Prac

Hello my name is Lorraine and I am the Early Years Teacher here at the Nursery.  A large part of my role is to ensure we all follow closely the guidelines as laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance.  I lead the Pre-School Room and aim to give the children a rich and varied environment in which to blossom, to learn and above all have fun.  I also hold a qualification in Paediatric First Aid (lumps and bumps), a Level 5 Introductory Diploma in Leadership and Management (resources and reports) and a Level 2 in Food Safety in Catering (custard and cakes).

I live in Gotham with my husband Paul and two sons.  I enjoy spending time and going out and about with my family and particularly like theatre, music, cinema and reading (when I get the chance).

Mrs Hilary Holland

Hello my name is Miss Hilary and I am the Cook here at the Nursery.  I have worked here since the nursery first opened 1992.  I have several qualifications such as NVQ 'Food Safety in Catering' and
I have also attended many food related courses such as 'Fussy Eaters' and "Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities'.

I am a keen gardener and have enjoyed assisting and advising the children during their vegetable planting activities.  I love my motorbike and go out out as much as I can either riding or taking part in other 'petrol-head' activities.

I attend the gym every day and enjoy keeping fit and healthy.  I have every year taken part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon which is tough - but someone's got to do it!

Mrs Katie Matthews

My name is Miss Katie and I work in the Baby Room. I am Level 3 qualified and have worked at the nursery since 2002. I am qualified in Paediatric First Aid and have a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate. I really enjoy my job, particularly working in the baby room. I love a good cuddle!

I live locally with my husband and three boys two of whom attend the local school. I love going on family days out, shopping and being outdoors.

Miss Joanne Tongue

My name is Miss Jo and I work in the Toddler Room . I have worked at the nursery since 2000, and am Level 3 qualified. I have a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate and am qualified in Paediatric First Aid. I love 'tactile play' and like to make as much mess as possible! 

I live in Clifton with my two boys who attend  the local school. I love spending time with my boys, doing lots of activities over the weekend.


Miss Jess

I work in the Pre-school Room.  I hold a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care a level 2 in Childcare and I am qualified to level 3 Diploma in Childcare.  I am trained in First Aid.
My favourite activity in the Pre-school Room is playing with the cornflour the children love it and we make a real mess - my least favourite activity is tidying it up!
I live in Gotham with my family and enjoy spending time with my friends at the weekend

Miss Louise Middleton 

My name is Miss Louise, I joined the team in June 2015 and work in the Toddler Room. I am studying towards my Level 3 Early Years Practitioner qualification and am also qualified in Paediatric First Aid and also have level 3 NVQ in Health and Social Care. 
I enjoy doing messy play and singing with the children and getting outside for a play as well.
When I am not at work I live in Clifton with my son Reuben who also attends the nursery. We enjoy walks and going to the park and soft play in our free time. I also enjoy reading, baking and a occasional cheeky night out when I can! 




Miss Sharney


My name is Miss Sharney. I currently work in the BatCave room and am studying Playwork. I have my Paediatric First Aid Certificate and a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification. I live in Clifton with my husband and my two children. When I am not at work ( or studying) I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We really love our weekend walks with our dog Bella.