Katie has many years' experience working with young children in the Early Years profession, and is NVQ3 and SENCO trained. She is passionate about her job, and loves watching the development and growth of the children in her care.
Katie is the mother of two children.
Sophie has over 10 years' experience of working with children, and holds an NVQ3 in childcare. She loves to see how the children at St Mary's Nursery develop and flourish in their own unique ways.
Sophie is the mother of two daughters.
Wendy has worked in child care for the last 15 years, and is NVQ3 trained. She loves to knit and crochet, and shares her crafty skills with the children in the nursery.
Wendy has four children and seven grandchildren.
Becky has over 10 years' experience of working within Early Years education in a range of roles: as a TA, SEN teaching assistant, nursery nurse and childminder. She has a degree in Early Years & Education. Becky brings her creativity and passion to the education of children in the Early Years.
Becky is the mother of one daughter.
Jade has worked with children professionally and on a volunteer basis for many years. She attended University of Brighton and achieved a Certificate of Higher Education in Primary Education, despite being forced to cut short her studies due to ill health. Jade also went on to qualify as a STA Level 2 swimming teacher.
Jade is delighted to be part of the St Mary's team, and finds there is no greater joy than in watching children learn something new.
Gemma has had a range of careers - actor, office manager, primary school teacher, stay-at-home mum - and is pleased to add Nursery Manager to her collection. She likes making long to-do lists and ticking things off them.
Gemma is the mother of two children.
Paula has worked for St Mary's Nursery since 2002, initially being the first point of call for prospective new parents, keeping the register up to date and dealing with fees and grant funding, and later taking on the banking for the nursery. When she's not balancing the books, Paula enjoys gardening, knitting and sewing for local craft fairs.
Paula is the mother of three boys.