Meet the team

We have an exceptionally experienced team of staff who work at Grace Dieu Nursery. Impressively, our nursery team have over 130 years collective experience of working with children! 

Jenny – Nursery Manager – has over 20 years experience working with children, she joined Grace Dieu Nursery in July 2017, having previously worked at a 116-place setting for 6 years.  She is also Forest School trained.

Claire E – Deputy Manager & Blossom Room Leader – has over 25 years experience of working with children. She is a qualified Nursery Nurse and holds a Management Qualification.

Deanne –  Level 3 Cache Diploma

Brooke – NVQ Level 3

Charlotte– Catkins Room Leader, has 8 years Nursery experience and has a Foundation Degree in Children and Young people Services and she is a Level 4 Nursery Practitioner.

Anna – Cache Level 2. Speaks Polish.

Adele – NVQ Level 3

Kerry-Ann – Pine Cones Room Leader, she is a Level 3 Nursery Practitioner with 11 years Nursery experience.

Beth – Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Carla – NVQ 2 in Health & Social Care

Amanda – Acorns Room Leader, holds a Level 4 Foundation Degree and has over 20 years experience of working with children.  Forest School trained.

Sherry –  NNEB and Play works trained

Claire U – NNEB & Forest School trained

Penny – NVQ 2 & 3 in Childcare. Speaks Greek.

Rhiannon – NVQ 2 in Childcare

Amber & Heather our full-time apprentices who support in all rooms

Margaret, Sarah & Linda our lunch time supervisors and Bank staff, all qualified

Lauren & Stacey – Bank Staff

Alison – Cygnets Lead, has been NNEB qualified for 27 years. She has been the Lead Nursery Nurse in Cygnets for 14 years, and prior to this was a nursery manager and pre school manager for a group of day nurseries.

Nicky – Cygnets Deputy – has over 30 years experience of working with children. She is a qualified Nursery Nurse (NNEB) and holds HLTA status (teaching assistant).

Rebecca – Cygnets – has 5 years of Nursery experience, Level 3 in childcare and education, a Foundation Degree in young peoples and children’s services and is Level 3 Forest School trained.

The Nursery is a part of the Pre-Prep at Grace Dieu Manor School, which is led by Nicola Dexter, Head of Pre-Prep.