Our Team

Our nursery managers are fully qualified, skilled and experienced practitioners who makes sure they are available to meet with you and do their very best to meet your needs and more importantly, your child’s too. Pebbles’ nursery managers are responsible for their dedicated team, which consists of floor managers, room leaders and early years practitioners, as well as kitchen and housekeeping staff.

Pebbles Owner and Manager

Louise Light

Since graduation, I have taught in a number of state, private and international schools in various locations (Liverpool, Leeds, Harrogate, Australia and Switzerland).

My main area of expertise is in the Foundation stage, teaching children aged five years and under, in both school and day care environments.

As a result, I am acutely aware of the standards required for children starting school and how best to nurture their educational and personal development.

Since childhood, I have wanted to educate and care for young children and I am passionate, enthusiastic and extremely proud of my profession.

 

Pebbles Manager

Claire Starkey

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I have been in childcare for over 10 years and I hold a foundation degree in Young children’s learning and development. Over these years I have worked my way up to manager and have enjoyed the journey it has taken me on.

my main aim as manager at Pebbles is to ensure that all children are settled, well care for and stimulated, so that they can reach their potential.

I am a parent of 3 children so I truly understand how hard it is to leave your children with someone other than friends and family, which is why I am so committed to providing a home from home environment here at Pebbles.

Deputy Manager

Amy Baxter

20161212_115621Amy is Deputy Manager, She is qualified to level 4 and is currently studying for a Foundation degree in Young Children’s Development.

Amy enjoys getting the children involved in messy play and loves outdoor play.

Alongside studying and working Amy spends her spare time with family and horses.

Our Practitioners at Pebbles

The staff at Pebbles nursery & pre-school are professional, caring and friendly. All of our staff are extensively vetted by us and cleared by Ofsted via an enhanced police check. Pebbles Nursery has a wide variety of early years practitioners of all age groups and they have array of experiences from different backgrounds. Each practitioner plays an important role in our team to provide the best care, learning and development for each child.

Pebbles practitioners have a range of qualifications from level 2 NVQ or equivalent to BA Honour degrees. Every staff member holds the Paediatric First Aid qualification and have been trained in Health and Safety and Safeguarding. We invest heavily in training, both external and in-house, to ensure staff develop and remain enthusiastic and up to date with regards to new legislation etc. We strive in our practitioners having appropriate qualifications, training, skills and knowledge and a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities that are expected from them.

Pebbles supports practitioners to undertake appropriate training and professional development opportunities to ensure we offer quality learning and development experiences for children that can continually improve to help educate our children of the future.

Our ethos is to treat each child as an individual, understanding that children’s learning styles will be different, as well as their interests, rates of development and progression. We aim to fully get to know your child as soon as they enter Pebbles, to find out their likes/ dislikes, interests and character. As a result, we match your child with an appropriate key worker who will help your child to settle in and who will be there to ensure comfort and care, happiness and progression. Your child’s key worker will also be responsible for tracking your child’s development in accordance with the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage.