Our Staff

Our staff are dedicated to working hard to provide a safe and warm environment for the children at our nursery. All staff have safeguarding children and paediatric first aid training regularly and undergo enhanced CRB checks to ensure their suitability. We also give our staff good development opportunities and offer continuous training in order to keep them updated on the latest news within childcare.
 
All children have a member of staff assigned as their key person. This person acts as a key point of contact for parents and works to ensure the child is settled at the nursery and that their care and activities are tailored towards the child’s needs and interests.
 
Staff seniority can be identified by tabard colour: senior staff – red, qualified staff – green, trainees – blue, students – yellow.

NURSERY MANAGER

 

NATALIE BA (Hons) Early Years
My name is Natalie and I am the manager of Sunshine Day Nursery. I have worked in childcare for all of my working life, of which almost 15 years have been in nursery managerial positions. I have a real passion for childcare and I am dedicated to making the nursery a home from home for our children, and a place where they feel happy and secure while also gaining the tools they need to be ready for new adventures at big school.



 

PRE-SCHOOL ROOM

 

PARIS (NVQ3)
I’m Paris and I am the deputy manager at Sunshine and also the room leader of the pre-school room. I have only ever worked in childcare and love that no two days are the same. I am committed to making sure every child at our nursery leaves with a smile on their face after a day of playing and learning with their friends.


HAYLEY (NVQ3)
Hello, my name is Hayley and I am a senior member of staff who works mainly in pre-school. I have over 5 years of years of experience within a nursery setting and am a Level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse. I enjoy all age groups and particularly love messy play, singing nursery rhymes and exploring heuristic play.


TEAH (NVQ3)
My name is Teah and I work in pre-school. I have six years’ experience of working in childcare and love working with children. I enjoy building relationships with the children and also their families so that the children feel happy while at nursery.


LAUREN (NVQ2)
My name is Lauren and I work in pre-school. I have worked at Sunshine for three years and love the family feel of the nursery. We all treat the children as individuals and understand what makes each child special in their own way.


SIAN (NVQ2)
My name is Sian and I have worked at Sunshine Day Nursery for over a year. I have my level 2 qualification in childcare. I find this job so rewarding and love seeing the children develop and progress to be ready to move on to school.


SHEREE (TRAINEE NVQ3)
My name is Sheree and I am currently training towards a level 3 qualification in childcare. I have previously completed 2 years of Early childhood Studies (BA). I previously wanted to be a primary school teacher, however I developed more of an interest in the early years. I enjoy messy play and helping the children learn along the way.


EDEN (TRAINEE NVQ2)
My name is Eden and I work in pre-school. I am currently training to do my level 2 in childcare and have always wanted to have a career working with children.


 

TODDLER ROOM

 

LIZ (NVQ3)
My name is Liz and I am the toddler room leader and am a Level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse. I have previous experience of working in a nursery and as a nanny. I also have children of my own which has encouraged me to work in this profession.


SHANI (NVQ2)
My name is Shani and I work in the toddler room. I have previous experience of working in a nursery setting and am a level 2 qualified nursery nurse, currently training towards my level 3 qualification.


AMELIA (TRAINEE NVQ2)
My name is Amelia and I work mainly in the toddler room. I am currently training to do my level 2 in childcare. I love working with children and enjoy seeing the children develop and grow.


 

BABY ROOM

 

SHIREEN (NVQ3)
My name is Shireen and I lead the baby room. I am extremely passionate about working with children and being a crucial part of their development. I previously worked as a family support worker, however, after the birth of my son I decided to embark upon a career change and following this decision, I joined the nursery in May 2014.


CHARLEY (NVQ2)
My name is Charley and I work in the baby room. I love working with babies and seeing how much they grow and change week to week.


 

OUR COOK

 

KAREN
My name is Karen and I am the nursery cook. I design a four weekly rotating menu each term for the children and staff. I try to keep the meals as varied as possible and cater for a variety of dietary requirements.