Meet the team
My name is Karen and I am the owner manager of Little Angels I opened in February 2008. I opened the nursery as this had always been a dream of mine from being a teenager. I am qualified to NNEB, level 4 in early years, i have a foundation degree in early years ,and my BA in early years. I have the Early Years Teacher Status in September 2013.This has benefited the nursery a great deal and will allow me to gain more knowledge.
I am level 3 safeguarding officer for the nursery, qualified first aider, behaviour management and qualified in food hygiene and health and safety too. I have competed a ten week elkan program to support children with speech and langauge delay in May 2016. We also work closely with the community in inviting the dentist in to encourage the parents about how important oral hygiene is.We visit the fire station as well as it is on our doorstop.
I am very proud that the nursery has a strong passion for a family run ethos. We have a lot of positive comments from parents regarding the fact it is run by family as we understand how important it is to choose the right nursery for your child. I have a strong vision for outdoor play as I studied this through my degree and we have an outstanding outdoor area where children are stimulated and learn so much through the exciting areas we have created for them. OFSTED and many professionals have commented on how beneficial our outdoors is for the children.I love my job and i am very proud that in 13 years i am now registered for 40 children. I have a very committed and dedicated team who put the children first and ensure their happiness is valued at all times.I run the pre-school room as i always wanted to continue working with children as well as owning my own nursery.I have a very valuable team here who all care about the children deeply.We have recently in July 2020 we have revamped the nursery and it a very natural setting now as we believe the children engage and interact more in a calm environment and we work closely with other settings in the nursery to ensure we are providing high quality childcare.We are working differently now due to the covid 19 and the government guidelines that have been put into place but we can assure you the children are always at the heart of out learning.
Deputy /Toddler room-leader/SENCO
My name is Tracey I am the deputy manager at Little Angels, I am also the room leader for the baby room and work with children aged 0-2.5/3 years.I also over see the room and in all we have 8 children on any one day.I have completed my foundation degree and BA in early years.I have completed my Senco training . I am qualified to level 6 and I am also level 3 in safeguarding and a trained first aider, fire marshall, health and safety officer and qualified in food hygiene. I run the nursery alongside the manager and together we ensure we meet all the OFSTED requirements and ensure that we run a safe, secure, fun and stimulating nursery. When the manager is absent I ensure that the ratios are met and the children are happy and safe I love working with the children and I love to be part of Little Angels nursery too.I am the SENCO and work closely with proffesionals to support children with additional needs. I also organise with parents to complete two year assesments and i help Karen with the moderation of the learning journeys and termly assesments of the children's learning.
Pre-school helper (mum)
My name is Carole and I am Karen's mum and I have volunteered here since it opened we are a very happy family nursery and we have been open for 13 years now and I am very proud of Karen and Tracey for running a good nursery. I am a level 3 in childcare and i also help to look after my grandchildren to as they attend the nursery . I am qualified to level 2 in safeguarding,i have my food hygiene certificate, fire marshall and i am trained in behaviour management.I am in charge of the children’s snacks every day which i ensure these are healthy and delicious.I am very proud that we have been graded a 5 Good in our recent food inspection in 2018. I also volunteer in the holiday club where I take the children on exciting trips to the beach, Gulliver’s world, zoo, play areas, parks and much more.I love working with this age group and I plan around the children’s interests which is nice to see how they develop and learn, children are individuals and they are all special in their own way. I have positive relationships with parents and i am really enjoy any courses i attend as i am learn so much and feel i can bring so much back to the setting.