Our nursery managers are fully qualified, skilled and experienced practitioners. They ensure they are available to meet with you and do their very best to meet the needs of your children.
Pebbles’ nursery managers are responsible for their dedicated team, which consists of floor managers, room supervisors and early years practitioners, as well as kitchen and housekeeping staff.
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 personal and educational development.
Since childhood, I have wanted to care for and educate young children and I am passionate, enthusiastic and extremely proud of my profession.
I am a mother of two children, both who enjoy playing at Pebbles. I am committed to making Pebbles a safe, happy and educational environment, where all our children can blossom.
I am proud of our dedicated team of staff. They are friends inside and outside of the workplace, which is just one of the reasons why we are a family. Our staff have made Pebbles a happy, friendly, welcoming environment and we still have many of the staff here at Pebbles, who started when we first opened in February 2013.
I have been in childcare for over 10 years and I hold a foundation degree in ‘Young Children’s Learning and Development.’ Throughout my years working in childcare, 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 cared 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.
Pebbles Deputy Manager
Amy (on maternity mid July 2019 – approx summer 2020)
Amy is our Deputy Manager. She holds a BA Hons in Young Children’s Development. Amy enjoys getting the children involved in messy play and loves outdoor play. Alongside working, Amy spends her spare time with family and horses.
Pebbles Acting Deputy Manager
Steph is covering Amy as deputy manager whilst she is on maternity leave. She holds a Foundation Degree in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and will begin studying for her BA Hons in September 2019, on a day release, alongside working at Pebbles. Steph enjoys singing and dancing with the children and enjoys outdoor play.
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. 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. This is to ensure we offer quality learning and development experiences for our children.
Our ethos is to treat each child as an individual, understanding that children’s learning styles are all 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.
We use an online tracking system, called ‘Capture.’ Our parents are provided with their unique log in details, in order to keep up to date with their child’s development.