Meet the Team

We have a team of highly-qualified staff working with us. They will always provide as much support as they possibly can, so please do not hesitate to ask!

Manager – Kath
Kath joined the staff team in January 2018. She has 21 years’ experience in Early Years. She is a qualified Early Years teacher with an Early Years degree, she has a Post graduate Certificate in Early Childhood and is she is an Advanced Forest School Leader. Kath is also a mentor for the University of Worcester. She is a Deputy Fire Marshall, Deputy DSL and First Aider. Kath is an experienced mum with four children and one grandson. Her duties include, amongst others, managing the Nursery Education Funding and invoicing. You can contact Kath on manager@cliftoneyc.co.uk or kathryn.smith@cliftoneyc.co.uk or 01886 812 380.

Deputy Manager – Katrina
Katrina is an experienced practitioner. She is fully qualified with an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Play work Level 3 and has 11 years of experience in Early Years. She is trained in Safeguarding and is our Deputy DSL and our practicing SENCO. She is our First Aid leader with Paediatric First Aid and Adult First Aid and is qualified in administering medicines for both children and adults. She is our fully trained fire warden and has Level 2 in Food Hygiene. Katrina will provide support with sleep and meal time routines, and potty training as the children get a little older!

Nursery Nurse – Debs
Debs has been at the Nursery since it began in 2001 with 20 years’ experience in Early Years. She is an integral member of the team. She looks after our pre-schoolers (3-4 year olds) however is flexible within the nursery caring for all our children. She has a Foundation in Community Care, a Diploma in Pre-School practice, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and is a qualified A1 Assessor in Childcare. She is additionally trained in Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.  Deb is an experienced mum herself and fully understands the natural concerns and worries that parents have as they children grow up including support with the transition to big school!

Nursery Nurse – Jackie
Jackie works as our Nursery Nurse in the mornings with our ‘early birds’ who attend breakfast club including some of the Primary School children. She has been with us since 2002 and has over 25 years’ experience. She has a Diploma in Preschool Practice, NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education. Jackie loves doing craft activities. She is an experienced mum and grandmother too! She fully understands the natural concerns and worries that all parents experience as they children grow up and is always willing to help.

Nursery Nurse – Mollie
Mollie joined in November 2016 and is our youngest member of the team. Mollie qualified with her BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development. She is trained in Safeguarding, First Aid and Food Hygiene.  Mollie is fully flexible and is working with all of our children across the nursery. She loves being creative with the children including art and crafts, messy play and cooking.

Cleaner – Jane
Jane joined in Autumn 2017 and is our cleaner. She is also a fully qualified Nursery Nurse with NVQ Level 3 and can be seen helping out from time to time. Jane’s role is to ensure our nursery is kept to the highest of standards when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene.