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Nursery and Crèche


Call: 01423 501460 or 07594024115


          We now have French Lessons at Penny Pot on a Tuesday morning for 2 year olds and upwards


  • Harrogate Mini Kicks, Specialist Teachers providing physical exercise for your child. 
  • Tuesday is Gardening Club.
  • Wednesday Baking Club

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.

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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 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 our Clever Cats 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 clever cats classroom and is currently working towards her level 2 qualification in childcare.

Chelsea McGreavy is Superstars Room Leader and holds a level 3 qualification in childcare.

Romina Peacock works within the superstar classroom and assists Chelsea with the day to day activities and care within the room.


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



Ofsted Outstanding

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