Meet the Team
All staff regularly attend training and refresher courses in a variety of subjects; certificates can be produced on request. Full details of staff qualifications can be found on the staff qualifications audit. Staff qualification certificates are stored in confidential staff information files.
If you would like more information on any of our team please contact us with your request and reason.
Linda Jones has the Pre-School Learning Alliance Diploma in Pre-school Practice, she also hold the Specialist Teacher Assistant certificate awarded by the Open University. Linda has a number of years experience in pre-school settings and has also worked as a special needs assistant and literacy assistant within an infant school. Linda has a St John Ambulance life saver and first aid certificate, safeguarding modules 1 and 2, and food hygiene and safety. Linda is the Designated Safeguard Lead for Ladybirds (DSL) and is responsible for behaviour management in nursery.
Assistant Nursery Manager & Special Needs Co-ordinator
Candy Earle has the NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education in the Early Years, St.John Ambulance life saver and first aid certificate, safeguarding modules 1 and 2, Food hygiene and safety. Candy is the deputy Designated Safeguard Lead and deputy behaviour management practitioner in nursery. Candy has worked as a special needs assistant in an infant school and has a number of years experience at Ladybirds nursery
Assistant Nursery Manager & Play Worker
Karen Wormley has the NNEB in childcare, safeguarding modules 1 and 2, Food hygiene and safety and St John Ambulance life saver and first aid certificate. Karen has worked in a day nursery and has a number of years experience in Ladybirds.
In the absence of both the nursery manager and the assistant nursery managers a named member of staff will be responsible for leading the team and will also have overall responsibility for the daily running of the nursery. The team leader for each session is displayed on the notice board in the main nursery room. All team leaders must be qualified to a minimum of level 3.
Linda Gilbert holds the Pre-School Learning Alliance Diploma in Pre-school Practice. Linda has a number of years experience in pre-school settings and also has her St John Ambulance life saver and first aid certificate, food hygiene and safety, and safeguarding in the early years.
Kat is qualified as BA in Primary Education. Kat has a wealth of experience with young people, she runs a guide group and has a young family of her own.
Jess Payne has her Cache level 3 in Childcare and Education, safeguarding in the early years and Food hygiene and safety. Jess has several years experience working at Ladybirds. Jess has St. John Ambulance life saver and first aid certificate.
Beth is qualified to Level 3 in Childcare and Education and has experience of working in Ladybirds Nursery as a volunteer, St. John Ambulance Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding for Early Years, Food Hygiene and Safety.
Bank Play Worker
Lisa Warren has level 3 NVQ in Childcare, learning and development, a psychology degree from University of Surrey, Surrey first aid training certificate, Food hygiene and safety, surrey safeguarding early years. Lisa has worked in a variety of pre-school settings and as a social worker at a residential senior school for teenage boys with challenging behaviour.
Supports and assists the nursery every friday.