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 28 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 have an excellent team working with me, some of whom have been here for many years.
Our Baby Room has a qualified Level 3 Practitioner lead who has extensive experience working with babies. She is supported by other qualified staff who also specialise in baby care and include such activities as Baby Massage and Makaton signing as well as, naturally, lots of cuddles.
Our Toddler Room has two qualified Level 3 Practitioners who lead activities in that room, once again supported by other staff. The staff in this room are long-serving members of the Old Co operative Team and are well equipped to deal with anything a group of lively Toddlers can get up to - and that could be almost anything :)
Our Pre-school Room has an Early Years Teacher, who works alongside a qualified Level 3 Practitioner and is also supported by other staff. This room helps children work towards their 'School Readiness' with everyday tasks such as putting on their coats and lining up at the door.