Our staff  bring a depth of experience and  knowledge to our care and education.

Our staff put the care of the children first, they receive cuddles, hugs and lots of attention just as they would at home, providing them with a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to grow and learn.


The nursery is owned by Vanessa Doran and she works closely with the manager   & Staff as a team; sharing ideas and expertise to benefit each other and children and families.


Kay is the nursery manager, holding this post since 2000.

She initially qualified as an NNEB nursery nurse in 1992 and is now an Early Years Teacher with over 25 years experience of caring for children and babies ; She was awarded a BA Honours degree in 2009, with Early Years Professional Status in 2010. 


Carrie is deputy manager.

She began her employment with us as a trainee in 2007 to become an NVQ level 3 nursery nurse, she worked her way up to become deputy in 2014. Carrie is also our designated safeguarding lead (DSL) practitioner.  She has 2 young children.


Janet is qualified at level 3 and experienced with many years of caring for babies and young children.  She has two grown up children and understands how difficult it can be to leave your baby. Janet works full time and is also our SENCO.


Margaret qualified at level 3 and has since completed a degree in Early years, a Masters in Education and is an Early Years Teacher.


Leah (currently on maternity leave) and Molly are both qualified to level 3.  


Maisie is working towards a level 3 qualification in Early Years, having already achieved level 2.


Chloe (level 2, working towards level 3) and Kate (level3), Katie (Early Childhood studies BA Hons) all work part time.




 During the academic year we may also have students on training placements from the Shrewsbury FE college or local secondary schools on work experience.  In the summer we sometimes offer a placement to a European student placed with us through a local agency.  All are supervised by our staff and given guidance before they attend on placement.





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