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    Our staff working with your child are carefully chosen to ensure that they are able to develop positive, lasting relationships that children will remember. Your child will have a Key Person who will work closely with your family to ensure they know your child well and understand their needs, giving them a sense of belonging. They will build a familiar, affectionate and trusting relationship you can rely upon – but at the same time, be good role models for fun, friendship, caring, education and  positive behaviour!

    Rigorous interviewing and safeguarding checks are in place to ensure enthusiastic, committed and dedicated staff provide the highest standards of care and learning.

    All staff are either qualified or working towards childcare qualifications on site through FW Solutions training provider. We encourage and support staff development and on-going training, but as a minimum all staff will undertake:

    • Child protection training
    • Paediatric first aid training
    • Basic food hygiene

    Nidderdale Children’s Day Nursery


    Julie Shaw
    Julie Shaw
    General Manager
    BA Hons Childhood Studies
    Early Years Professional Status
    Also on Advisory/Steering Committee for Knaresborough Children’s Centre.
    Enjoys cooking and travel, family and friends

    Caroline Cail
    Caroline Cail
    Manager Nidderdale Nursery ~ Maternity leave
    BA Hons Childhood Studies
    Early Years Professional Status
    Big fan of darts!


    Hannah Davies
    Hannah Davies
    Acting Manager
    BA Hons Childhood Studies
    Achieved National Day Nurseries Association top 3 Nursery Practioner of the Year nationwide.
    In 2013 took her Guide pack to Madagascar as part of TASC project supporting children there.

    Tina Dooley
    Tina Dooley
    Room Head – Stage 1 Baby Unit
    Level 3 Childcare & Development
    Has over 20 years experience in childcare, has 2 children of her own and enjoys walking.

    Louise Atkinson
    Room Head – Stage 2
    Level 3 in Childcare & Development
    She enjoys having long walks with her dog.

    Laura Deaton
    Laura Ivanova-Deaton
    Room Head – Stage 3
    Level 3 in Childcare & Development
    Level 3 Team Leading & Management
    Loves visiting new places, meeting new people and is learning to speak Bulgarian after travelling there annually.

    Marie-Smith
    Marie Smith
    Deputy Manager, SENCo and Room Head – Stage 4
    Level 3 Childcare & Education, Degree in Educational Studies
    Likes to spend time with her family.

    Sami Thompson
    Room Head – Pre-school
    BA Hons
    She enjoys the outside and walks in the countryside.

    Paula Eastbury
    Paula Eastbury
    Chef
    Level 2 Food Hygiene
    Loves to feed everyone delicious, nutritious meals

     

    The School House Nursery


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    Jackie Slinger
    Manager The School House Nursery
    Level 3 Childcare & Development
    Has been with Kids at Heart for over 20 years!

     

    Woodlands Kids’ Club


    Claire Washbrook
    Manager Woodlands Kids’ Club
    Level 3 Childcare & Development
    Level 3 Team Leading & Management
    Very busy football mum in spare time!

     

    Western Kids’ Club


    Emma Calvert
    Emma Calvert
    Manager Western Kids’ Club
    Level 3 Childcare & Development
    Enjoys being a fundraiser to support animal charities in UK and abroad.

     

    Hookstone Kids’ Club


    Philippa-McCluskey
    Philippa McCluskey
    Manager
    Level 3 Playwork and Early Years Educator
    Enjoys going to the theatre and musicals.

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