The staff are the most important resource the Nursery has.
The staff are qualified with a wealth of experience. Qualifications consist of NVQ level 2, 3 & 4 and Early Years Professional Status. There is a continuing programme of professional development both in house and externally. All staff are trained in Child Protection and are all first aid trained.
Margaret Heys is the general manager and has overall responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the children and staff at Penny Pot and is responsible for the smooth day to day running of the nursery and maintaining high standards.
Amy Rzonca-Kelly holds a level 3 childcare qualification and has completed a leadership and management apprentiship. Amy is the Deputy Manager. Her role is assisting Margaret with the smooth day to day running of the nursery, and new clients. Amy is also Designated Child Protection Officer and Fire Officer.
Sarah Griffin is the Room Leader of superstars room and also acting Assistant Manager. She holds a BA Hons in young children learning and development aswel as a level 3 qualification.
Mel Connolly is Bright buttons Room Leader and is level 3 qualified in childcare.
Zoe Davies works within the bright buttons classroom and is currently working towards her level 2 qualification in childcare.
Rebecca Thompson works within the superstars room and holds her level 2 qualification in childcare.
Chelsea McGreavy works within the clever cats room and holds a level 3 childcare qualification.
Romina Peacock works in the clever cats room and is working towards a level 2 childcare qualification.
Angela Armstrong works within the superstars classroom. Angela currently holds a BA Hons in child and adolescent studies and is working towards a level 3 qualification in childcare.
Vikki Lockwood is our kitchen assistant. Vikki is trained in food/ kitchen hygiene and allergy awareness as well as safeguarding.
All children are allocated a Key Person, this person is likely to be the adult that your child connects with best, the Key Persons role is to help the child settle into the nursery environment, support them in their learning by planning specific activities around the child’s interests to enhance their learning and development and to maintain a record of their progress.
All staff are:
- Enhanced DBS checked.
- Qualified in First Aid.
- Have gained at least a level 2/3 in childcare qualification, or are working towards.
- Committed to achieving the best for each and every child.
- Required to complete at least 24 hours of training, to update and extend their knowledge annually