The Team

The team are our biggest and best resource, they have been carefully selected through a process of safer recruitment. We provide a thorough induction, ongoing supervision and encourage our team to grow and develop personally and professionally. All staff are committed to our ethos and supporting children and families. They work hard to create a safe, happy nurturing environment for children and each other!

Our ratio’s are over and above what is required in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory requirements. This means that babies and children connect with our staff and create meaningful relationships.

Meet The Team

Louise

Managing Director

Hi! I'm Louise. I have 20 years childcare experience, including managing other nurseries, and am qualified to Level 7. I...

Gillian

Director and Chef

Hi I'm Gillian. I am a Director of the company and have done the cooking for Young Friends since the...

Jes

Head of Education

Hi. I'm Jes. 18 years in childcare but a newby at Young Friends. I'm the Head of Education and SENDCo...

Sue

Office Manager

Hi there. I'm Sue and have worked here in the office since Dec 17. I have worked between offices and...

Kathy

Early Years Teacher (EYT) Masters in Early Years Education

Nishat

Badger Supervisor

I'm Nishat and have been here for 7 years. As well as working with the Badgers, I'm the 'Persona Doll'...

Mimi

Hedgehog Supervisor

Hi , my name is Muge(Mimi). I'm a strong believer that children are our future. I enjoy teaching them skills...

Jodie

Fox Supervisor

I'm Jodie. I've been here for nearly 8 years and it's flown by.  I came as an apprentice and am...

Libby

Fox Practitioner

I'm Libby. once an apprentice and now a Level 3 practitioner. I'm happy to be using my dancing background as...

Lottie

Badger Practitioner

Hi. I'm Lottie. I've worked here for 6 yrs and now my baby (Teddie) comes here too. I just love...

Sinead

Badger Practitioner

Hi there I'm Sinead. I just finished my Level 3 at Young Friends. I love learning new languages from our...

Olivia

Hedgehog Practitioner

Hi there I'm Liv and love working at Young Friends. Its so fascinating watching the children develop and fun to...

Natasha

Degree in Applied Phycology to do masters in child behaviour 1-1 care for children with additional requirements

Paco

Senior Badger Practitioner. Level 6.

Senior Badger Practitioner. Level 6.

Lydia

Fox Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Chelsie

Badger Practitioner

My name is Chelsie. I have worked at Young Friends for nearly 3 years now. I like listening to music...

Faye

Fox Apprentice (Level 3)

Helen

Hedgehog Apprentice (Level 3)

Megan

Badger Apprentice

Tanya

Hedghog Apprentice studying for her level 2

Hi, my name is Tanya and I am an enthusiastic and creative learner. I love expanding children’s interests and watching...

Claire

Lunchtime Practitioner

Hey, I’m Claire, I am a fun and energetic practitioner. I'm only in over lunch but I know my daily...

I am really proud of what we provide, I invest in our staff team, providing them with continuous professional development to deepen their knowledge and skills. The ‘key person’ approach that we provide ensure babies and children thrive in the emotional environment that we provide.

Louise, Director and owner of Young Friends Nature Nursery April 2020

 

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