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Our Greatest Asset - Meet the Team


We are passionate about the Early Years and are a forward-thinking team.
Everyone is qualified, with 7 Level 6 Practitioners!
We are part of a unique setting that has a 'why not?' attitude?!
With the skills needed to think on our feet, extending and enhancing children's play and learning as we go, with no forward planning.
We are a creative, fun bunch that offer your littles ones all the care, attention and love they need whilst you're away from them.

Our staff are our best resource and are highly valued.
We offer a magical place to work where every day is an adventure led purely by the children.

Bex

Nursery Manager/ SENCO and Safeguarding Lead

Level 6 – B Ed Primary Teaching

  • Level 4 ILM Leadership & Management
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Bex enjoys the outdoors and being on the water. Summer picnics and camping in her van with her family and friends. 

Bex is passionate about providing the absolute best - and loves coming to work! She is very proud of all the Nursery has achieved and the staff team within it. 

Jackie

Administrator with Financial Responsibility, Safeguarding Deputy
  • Level 6 - BA Early Years Professional Status
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Level 2 Safer Recruitment
  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

Jackie has recently moved to Cornwall and enjoys the peace and quiet our coastline offers. She has a long history in the Early Years and is delighted to be working with us at Hawksfield. Welcome Jackie!

Kim

Deputy Manager and SENCO
  • Level 6 – BA Hons Early Childhood Studies
  • NVQ 3 – Childcare
  • SENCO training
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Paediatric First

Kim is currently on Maternity leave - we are excited to see her back in the New Year!

Kim has lived in Cornwall all her life. Her main passion is music and she plays in a Brass Band. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family, she especially likes to visit the local beaches and moorland.

Chloe

Baby Room Practitioner
  • Level 3 – Cache Childcare and Education
  • Level 1 Makaton
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Paediatric First

Chloe has been with us from the start!

She has a passion for motorsport and likes to travel around Europe to see all the cars. She enjoys walking her dog at the beach and spending time with her family and friends. Chloe takes a lot of pride in her room and makes sure its always welcoming and exciting for the children. 

Melanie

Practitioner

  • Level 6 – PGCE Primary
  • Level 2 Makaton
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Paediatric First

Melanie is an experienced Teacher with a passion for care and wellbeing.  She enjoys working with the 0-2's and works primarily with our babies who are transitioning to the Toddler Room.

Melanie's children are all teenagers now, but she thoroughly enjoyed her time at home during their early years, always making sure she provided a loving, caring and nurturing home. She has a wealth of knowledge and loves to use Makaton with us.

Melanie enjoys nothing more than a cool refreshing dip in the river after her shift!

 

Becki

Baby Room Practitioner
    • NVQ Level 2 Child Care
    • Level 1 Makaton
    • Level 2 Safeguarding
    • Level 3 Paediatric First

    Becki began her training with us almost 6 years ago now! Beki has blossomed into the most caring and nurturing practitioner who has a strong desire to support children in their early communication. Beki really enjoys the fast pace of development and ensures everyone’s needs are met. 

    She loves the outdoors and enjoys walking the coastal path. She spends a lot of time keeping fit on her bike and going to the gym. She is also pursuing some volunteer work with young children with disabilities. 

     

Diane

Practitioner

  • Level 3 – Cache Childcare and Education
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Paediatric First

Diane joined us in the Autumn Term this year. Diane has a wealth of experience as an Early Years Practitioner. She has worked in three local settings and is a busy Mum to two boys. 

Diane is very enthusiastic about ensuring the quality of continuous provision - she loves to create fun, sensory resources for the children and always makes sure they can get mucky and explore their own agendas. Dianne enjoys driving our bus and goes out on trips to local beauty spots. 

 

Jen

Practitioner

 - Level 6 – Primary Education with QTS

 - Level 2 Safeguarding

- Level 3 Paediatric First

 

Being a teacher, Jen is used to running a busy room and thrives off our free flow approach with the outdoors. Jen loves the beach and having a bracing dip in the sea. If she can get on a horse too, she's happy!

Amy

Practitioner
  • Level 6 - Primary and Early yuears Degree with Masters PGCE
  • Level 1 Makaton
  • Level 3 Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Paediatric First

Amy studied in London and has returned home to Cornwall. Amy has a very caring gentle approach and enjoys supporting children new to the setting.

Chloe

Senior Leader
  • Level 3 – Cache Childcare and Education
  • Level 2 Makaton
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Paediatric First
  • SENCO and Autism training

Chloe has blossomed here like many who truly believes in our approach. Chloe has become a key figure here at Nursery in leading and supporting the staff. Chle has a passion for working with children with Special Needs and loves making bonds with the children. She has a terrfic memory and never misses a trick! 

Chloe lives on a  farm (we like to visit!) and is currently building her own house..AND she's expecting a baby in February.

She's one busy gal!

Sarah

Practitioner


  • Level 6 – Ba Hons in Education with QTS
  • Level 2 understanding Autism
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Level 3 Paediatric First
  • Forest School Training

 

Sarah is an amazing lady with six children, at one point all under the age of nine! Sarah loves to be outdoors making a fire or planting. Sarah brings balance to the room with her calm, gentle vibe. Sarah is professional and thorough in all she does, putting the children’s welfare first. It is great to have her here for a few days a week. 

 

Part time member who teaches in a local primary school. Passion for the outdoors, she has a Level 2 award in horticulture.

 

Sarah

Practitioner
    • NVQ Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce
    • WRAP (Prevent Training)
    • Level 2 Food Safety
    • Paediatric First Aid
    • Level 2 Safeguarding 
    • Attachment Training
    • Level 1 Makaton

    Sarah loves our child led approach and enjoys supporting children with additional needs including attachment theory. Being a Mum and a volunteer for years, she has built up and done a wealth of SEN training. 

     

Laura

Room Leader and Practitioner
  • NVQ Level 4 Children’s Care, Learning & Development
  • Cache Level 3 Childcare & Education
  • NCFE Level 2 Safe Medication Handling
  • WRAP (Prevent Training)
  • Level 2 Food Safety
  • Paediatric First Aid

Laura has a wealth of experience with amateur dramatics and loves a good sing song! She relishes getting the children involved in music and song and will never miss an opportunity to dress up and perform!

Laura is getting married next year and enjoys trips out to the beach, gym, and spas for a pamper and relax!

 

 

Eloise

Room Leader and Practitioner
  • Level 3 – Children and Young People’s Workforce.
  • Level 2 Makaton
  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Paediatric First Aid


Eloise relocated to Cornwall with her parents after Deputising in a Pre-School in Bedfordshire.

From the word go, Eloise has proven to not only be a very enthusiastic, positive person. She also has great leadership skills and work ethic. She always puts the children first and always does her best for them.

She has recently been to New York and enjoys exploring the Cornish Countryside on the weekends.

 

Cally

Practitioner
      • NVQ Level 3 Children and Young Peoples Workforce
      • WRAP (Prevent Training)
      • Level 2 Food Safety
      • Paediatric First Aid
      • Level 2 Safeguarding 
      • Attachment Training
      • Level 1 Makaton

      Cally has been with us for a long time now - and has progressed from a student into a brilliant practitioner. She is currently on maternity leave, after having her 2nd child. We miss Cally’s vibrancy and care, and we look forward to seeing her again soon at Nursery. 

 

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Mandy

Cook
  • Level 2 Food Safety

We are incredibly lucky to have such a caring, enthusiastic Cook - who puts all the children's dietary needs first. Mandy is amazing in the kitchen and loves getting the children involved. She likes to create meals suitable for all and enjoys getting creative with dishes. She is also a qualified practitioner so is great with the children and loves to have special helpers and makers. We recently bought paper chef hats for the children to wear when they help her. All our food is nutritiously balanced and everything we eat is prepared at Nursery. We take pride in our food and promote the children in eating a wide variety of tastes and textures. They like to serve their own food and enjoy telling Mandy how well they have eaten. Our Menu’s reflect the seasons and change every 6 weeks.

New Staff members this term

Others

Neil   - our wonderful Cleaner

Vicky - our Catering assistant

Donald - our external Maintenance support.

 

Apprenticeships

Allisha - Level 3

Our Staff

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