I obtained a BTEC in Nursery Nursing in 1996 and almost immediately started working for Wendy as a childminder.
I worked in the Preschool and after three years was made Room Supervisor. In 2010, I took over running Afterschool Club. I also drive the minibus taking the children to and from school.
I am married with a 15 year old son. I enjoy playing darts and represent Somerset in the Inter County League, travelling all over the country. I like cooking and sometimes bring in an odd treat.
I have been at Yew Trees since 2004 when I started as a Lunch Cover and have worked up to become a Key Worker in the Preschool. I work alongside Becky in the Monkey group. I have an NVQ3 qualification in Early Year in Care and Education.
During June/July we took part in a joint venture between Cheddar Surgery and Greenhill House whereby we selected preschool children to spend time with the elderly. We took activities such as construction sets, drawing, parachute and kitchen role play. The children enjoyed sharing the toys with the elderly and even sang songs together during our time there.
I am happily married with three children aged 16, 18 and 20. Now they are fairly independent I have found I quite enjoy pottering around in my garden! We have one family pet, a cat called Boris, who is a bit troublesome!
I have worked at Yew Trees since 2000 when I started in the Toddler room. I have found my expertise is working with the Preschool Children and currently I work alongside Sarah and Teresa in the Giraffe group. I have an NNEB Diploma in Early Years and also am qualified in Paediatric First Aid. I have recently explored Outdoor Learning Opportunities and am working on incorporating them during session time.
I have three children which I devote my spare time with.
Outdoor Learning Lead
I started working for Yew Trees in May 2013. I have worked in each room and eventually made a Key Worker in the Baby Room.
Whilst I was at college I passed by BTEC National Diploma in Early Years Level 3 and my NVQ Level 2 in Teaching Assistant. Whilst working at Yew Trees I have completed my First Aid, Play and Planning Activities and Child Protection.
In my spare time I spend a lot of my time with friends and family. I also like to travel different countries when I can.
I left college with an HDN in Early Childhood Studies. A family friend suggested contacting Wendy to see if there were any vacancies and I was offered a job and started at Yew Trees in September 2003 as a Key worker in the Pre-School. I worked up to a Supervisor role before falling pregnant with my little boy and going on maternity leave.
I returned to work and had the opportunity to work in the Toddler Room as well as the Pre-School. I now work four days a week in my original role as Key Worker in the Pre-School
My partner is in the Royal Marines and we enjoy family time at the weekends on days out and walks.
I started working at Yew Trees in September 2014 and work as Keyworker in the Preschool in the Rabbit group. I have a Level 3 Cache Diploma in Children and Education.
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and have a 9-year-old sister that I like to go on days out with to the park etc
I like weekends away to Cornwall, Looe being one of my favourite places to visit.
I started working at Yew Trees in January 2017. I have a Level 3 Diploma in Early Years as an Early Years Educator, as well as holding a Level 2 in Children and Young People’s workforce. I work across all the areas of the nursery and have experience in all of the rooms. I enjoy going to exercise classes as well as being part of a skittle team during the week and catching up with my friends on the weekends.
I have recently started at Yew Trees, having worked in childcare at various settings for 23 years.
I have a foundation degree in teaching and learning and have completed courses that cover various additional needs.
I enjoy foreign travel, snorkelling, photography, cycling, walking and gardening.
I have worked in childcare for over 10 years. Recently, I joined the team at Yew Trees working in the Preschool, Breakfast and Afterschool Clubs and also as a driver for the school runs.
I am married with two boys aged 11 and 18 and 2 dogs (a mad husky and a cockapoo).