I have worked in the childcare industry for 13 years. I started off as an apprentice and have worked my way up the ladder into management. My family are my biggest influences as they all have also worked with children in one way shape or form through fostering, child-minding, children’s homes and nursery settings. I completed my Level 3 within my first childcare setting and then continued my professional development and achieved my level 4 through open university. I worked in a children’s centre for 3 years as an outreach worked supporting vulnerable families, here I was given loads of training opportunities which I can carry forward with me in my career such as under 5’s nutrition, baby massage and parenting support.
I am one of six children and I have three children of my own and two Grandchildren. I have worked in childcare for over 30 years and have fostered children ranging from ages 0-16 years. I have also managed a Nursery for 15 years.
JessUnder 3's Unit - Supervisor
I am currently third in charge and under 3's unit supervisor. I have worked at little nightingales for the past 7 years. In that time I've held many little hands, watched first steps, encouraged new words and created strong bonds with each child in my care. My heart has always been in childcare, after leaving school I have worked in 3 nurseries and gained my level 3 qualification. I work term time now as my little girl is at school, after completing her adventures at little nightingales.
Laura (Lou Lou)Room Leader - Pre School
My name is Laura, been known as 'LouLou' all my life. I have three beautiful children who bring me so much joy but also pain at times. I became a mum young and caring for children is all i've ever known and had an interest in. Childcare means the world to me, giving all children in my care the same care I would for my own children. I have worked in childcare for 9 years and wouldn't change it for the world.
SophieRoom Leader - The Woodpeckers
Hi, I'm Sophie and I am room leader for the Woodpeckers toddler room. I am Level 3 Qualified and have been working in childcare for the last four years. I am passionate about working with children and being a part of their learning and development.
BethPractitioner - The Woodpeckers
I started here as a student in September 2018. I then went on to complete my Level 2 in September 2019. I am now working towards my Level 3 in Childcare. I really enjoy my job and working with a great team of girls. I look forward to my future.
Hi, I'm Sam. I have an NVQ Level 3 in childcare and have been working with children since I left school. I am one of five siblings and have nieces and nephews. I like to spend a lot of time with my family and friends.
DaniellePractitioner - The Nest
My name is Danielle, everyone calls me 'DanDan'. I have worked at Little Nightingales for 5 and a half years and am positioned in The Nest. Previously I worked at Starbucks for 8 years when I decided I wanted a change of career and realised my passion was in childcare.
BeccaPractitioner - The Woodpeckers
My name is Rebecca (Becca as everyone calls me). I've been working in childcare for just over two years now. Before working at Little Nightingales I went to college for three years where I gained my Level 2 & 3 in Childcare. I have always had an interest in child development and wanted to work with children. I am a very happy, kind and happy character and love getting involved in new activities which involves my creative side too.
BernieKitchen Assistant and Support Staff
Hi, my name is Bernie, I have been working at Little Nightingales for 10 Years now. I started off working in The Nest and am Level 2 Qualified. I am now supporting our chef whilst she is on maternity leave. My hobbies are socialising with friends and family and going to the beach.
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. I gained my Level 3 Professional Chef Qualification in Cape Town in 2004. The following year I immigrated to the UK with my mother and brother. I love my job and am lucky enough to get paid for something I enjoy. I've worked in a variety of restaurants, hotels and other facilities, where my knowledge of nutrition has helped me in preparing well-balanced menus offering tasty as well as healthy meals.