Our Staff

The Staff of Woodlands Nursery are committed to the welfare, safety, health and happiness of the children in their care and to support and assist their fellow employees and management in the efficient execution of their duties.

 

All our staff are qualified or working towards their qualification (with expert, on site tuition) and it is requirement that they attend further childcare training on a regular basis. We operate on a 1:5 staff/child ratio. All staff are first aiders and CRB checked.



 Carol Hrano

Owner/Manager

 

Opened Woodlands Day Nursery in:

1992

 

Roles:

Behaviour Management Co-Ordinator

 

Qualifications:

  • NNEB
  • First Aid

 

Debbie Gumm

Owner/Manager

 

Opened Woodlands Day Nursery in:

1992

 

Roles:

Child Protection Officer

 

Qualifications:

  • NNEB
  • Level 3 NVQ In Management 
  • First Aid

 

Diana Lowman

Officer In Charge

 

Has worked at Woodlands Day Nursery since:

1992

 

Roles:

  • Fire/Health and Safety Co-odinator
  • Supervisor of staff
  • Daily care of the children within the nursery
  • Writing observations and making judgements on development
  • Early Years Foundation Stage Co Ordinator 

 

Qualifications:

  • NNEB
  • NVQ Level 3 in Management
  • A degree in childcare 
  • First Aid

 

Laura Gumm

Senior Childcare Practitioner

 

Has worked for Woodlands Day Nursery since: 

July 2006

 

Roles:

  • Key Person
  • Special Educational needs and Disablities Co-Ordinator
  • Daily care of children within the nursery
  • Planning activities and experiences
  • Creating key children Learning Journeys- Creating 2 year old checks and formative reports to support children's next steps in their learning
  • Writing observations and making judgements on development

 Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Childcare and Education  (DCE) Level 3 
  • First Aid

Katie Harling

Childcare Practitioner

 

Has worked for Woodlands Day Nursery since:

January 2014

 

Roles:

  • Key Person
  • Daily care of children within the nursery
  • Planning activities and experiences
  • Creating key children Learning Journeys- Creating 2 year old checks and formative reports to support children's next steps in their learning
  • Writing observations and making judgements on development

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma for the children and young people's workforce Level 3
  • First Aid

 

Chelsey Pritchard

Childcare Practitioner

 

Has worked for Woodlands Day Nursery since:

September 2010

 

Roles:

  • Key Person
  • Daily care of children within the nursery
  • Planning activities and experiences
  • Creating key children Learning Journeys- Creating 2 year old checks and formative reports to support children's next steps in their learning
  • Writing observations and making judgements on development

 

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce
  • First Aid

Stacy Pye

Childcare Practitioner

 

Has worked for Woodlands Day Nursery since:

September 2012

 

Roles:

  • Key Person
  • Daily care of children within the nursery
  • Planning activities and experiences
  • Creating key children Learning Journeys- Creating 2 year old checks and formative reports to support children's next steps in their learning
  • Writing observations and making judgements on development

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma for the children and young people's workforce Level 3
  • First Aid

Jade Mc Intyre

Childcare Practitioner- Nursery Assistant

 

Has worked for Woodlands Day Nursery since:

May 2012

 

Roles:

  • Key Person
  • Daily care of children within the nursery
  • Planning activities and experiences
  • Creating key children Learning Journeys- Creating 2 year old checks and formative reports to support children's next steps in their learning
  • Writing observations and making judgements on development

 

Qualifications:

  • Working Towards Childcare Level 2
  • First Aid

Nicci Dring

Childcare Practitioner- Nursery Assistant

 

Has worked for Woodlands Day Nursery since:

October 2017

 

Roles:

  • Daily care of children within the nursery
  • Planning activities and experiences
  • Writing observations and making judgements on development

 

Qualifications:

  • NVQ 2 Childcare and Education
  • CACHE Level 2 Playwork
  • First Aid

Hayley Wiggins

Office Admin

 

Has worked for Woodlands Day Nursery since July 2014

 

Roles:

  • Admissions
  • Finance
  • Creating child's invoices and updating parents accounts
  • Responding to emails

Isti Qomah

Nursery Cook

 

Has worked for Woodlands Day Nursery since: 

May 2021

 

 

Roles:

  • Preparing children's lunches and puddings.
  • Making sure dietary requirements and allergens are met.
  • Cleaning kitchen area

 

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene 

Nicole Foy

Nursery Tea-Lady/Cleaner

 

Has worked for Woodlands Day Nursery since: 

February 2019

 

 

Roles:

  • Preparing children's tea.
  • Making sure dietary requirements and allergens are met.
  • Cleaning kitchen area and other areas of the nursery.

 

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene 
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