Hi, I’m Lucy, deputy manager at Country Garden. Ive been here for 2.5 yrs.

 

I am also safeguarding lead. I’ve been working in childcare for 4 years plus and came as an apprentice at Country Garden several years before. I’ve always loved working with children, watching them grow and develop. Country Garden has a calm atmosphere which I love.

 

I live with my partner locally. I have a young niece and nephew which we enjoy looking after. My parents live locally but the rest of my family live away, I enjoy visiting them and I like spending time with friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, I’m Les, manager at Country Garden, as well as SENCo lead. I joined Country Garden in 2015, setting up the baby room before moving on to management.

 

I have many years of childcare experience behind me, and several years working with children with special needs. My passion has always been to offer the very best for young children in my care.

 

I have always enjoyed looking after children and aim to provide a safe stimulating environment in which children can learn and develop whilst allowing them to grow as individuals.

 

I enjoy spending time with my husband and our children, and our dog, Albie. I have 3 children, Louie 23yrs, Tilly 20yrs, and Edie 15yrs. We have a good group of friends with whom we enjoy weekends away and holidays.

Hi, my name is Paige, and I’ve been working at Country Garden Day Nursery since I was 17 as an apprentice. Now I’m 23yrs old and pre school lead. I am also room lead in Apples and the Senco second which I find very rewarding just as I do for each day here. It is interesting and lovely to see children starting as a baby, working their way through the nursery and then going off to school as confident people. Helping children to grow and develop and seeing the result is one of the best feelings in the world.

I live about an hour’s drive away with my family. I also have a partner in Wales, so I am used to travelling around to see everyone, good job I like to drive!

 

Hi, I’m Beccy, I’ve been at Country Garden for 5 years and I work in Trees part time. I have worked in Childcare since I was 21yrs old in local school and nurseries.

 

I love the mix of cabin activities and all the things we can do out in our garden; the muddy garden is also a favourite, we make dens, have bug hunts and have been making a water area to encourage the wildlife in. I’m so proud of the Country Garden children, I love to see as they grow and develop into well-rounded confident four-year old’s who are ready for school.

Hi, my name is Lauren, I work in Apples with Paige. I started at Country Garden in the baby room but oved to Apples a year ago. I have always been around young children as I have 4 younger siblings.

 

I am also behaviour management lead.

I find working with children incredibly rewarding and its such a lovely feeling when you create a bond with the children you are looking after.

Hi, I’m Chelsea, I have been looking after children at Country Garden for 6 years, I am an early bird so help to open in the mornings.

I love the challenges that each day brings, watching the children explore, grow and develop.

 

I have a large family with 1 older brother and 4 youngers brothers, with me being the only girl I love the company of the other girls I work with. I have also got a young niece and nephew that I enjoy looking after.

Hi, my name is Tilly, I have been working at Country Garden since October 2017. I have loved my time here and so have decided to go on to take my qualification, I am therefore doing a level 3 apprenticeship. I work in the baby room; I have always enjoyed looking after babies. My job at Country Garden is very important to me as well as be enjoyable and fun, I really like watching the children grow and develop and feel very privileged to work with such a lovely team.

 

I live at home with my parents and younger sister. I love to dance and keep myself fit through it.

Hello, my name is Laura, I am at the end of my level 2 apprenticeship. I started at Country Garden in October 2018. I’m enjoying learning and developing my skills as I spend time with the other staff and children.

 

I study at Bath College and will be continuing with my level 3 as soon as I have finished my level 2. I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge and understanding in child development.

 

I live at home with my parents and 4 siblings. I spend a lot of time with my family which I love.

Hi, I’m Mandy, I work part time in Trees. I am qualified at level 3 in childcare and have been working with children for many years. I have been working at Country Garden for almost a year and I’m enjoying the opportunity to work and develop. I have been able to complete some courses since coming and look forward to building on my knowledge.

 

I love making relationships with the children and then helping to prepare them ready for school. I am enjoying the opportunities available in our lovely outdoor space.

Charlie

Hello, my name is Charlie, I am coming to the end of my level 3 apprenticeship. I love working with children, each day is different.

 

I love to see all the little personalities develop as the grow. I have enjoyed meeting and helping the younger children enjoy the opportunities we have to offer.

 

I live at home with my parents and have two brothers.

Hello, I’m Gemma. I work in trees cabin part time.

 

I have been at Country Garden since June 2018. My job is very important to me, I enjoy seeing children having fun and being happy. I have a great bond with the children

 

I look after and feel very lucky to be a member of the Country Garden team.

 

I live with my partner and two children. I have a large family, being 1 of 6 children so have always had children around as I grew up.

Hi I’m Ellie. I work with Tilly in Blossoms; we have a good relationship and seem to bounce off of each other.

 

I like working with the youngest children, closely building relationships with their parents, settling them and getting to know them as they get bigger. I feel it’s an important position to be in the baby room as this is where most children have their first introduction into nursery.

 

I live at home with my parents and brother, we enjoy trips away to other countries. I also walk every day and keep myself fit.