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! 

Andrea – Nursery Manager – has over 20 years experience working with children and 15 years of Nursery management experience, she joined Grace Dieu Nursery in August 2019, having previously worked in a variety of nurseries across the region.  She also holds a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years.

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

Deanne –  Blossoms Room Leader, Level 3 Cache Diploma

Brooke – NVQ Level 3

Charlotte– Acorns 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.

Adele – NVQ Level 3

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

Carla – NVQ 2 in Health & Social Care

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

Lauren, Julie, Kirsti, Margaret, Sarah & Linda our Bank staff and lunch time supervisors

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.

Beth – Cygnets, Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care

Julia – Bank staff

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