Meet the Team

We are lucky to have a fantastic team here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. Our staff are well qualified, enthusiastic and - most importantly of all - great fun! All have a genuine love of children and are committed to giving every child the very best start.

Having staff who care and respond to the immediate needs and requests of the individual children is a lovely thing.

— Current parent

Hi, my name is Mollie and I am the Nursery Manager at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and a Level 3 qualification in Management. I have many years’ experience of working with children, and I am extremely passionate about childcare. I enjoy socialising with friends and family, as well as holidays abroad.


He has really come out of his shell and is growing into a wonderful little boy, which we truly believe is down in large part to the hard work, care and love given by the team.

— Former parent

Hello, my name is Lucy. I am Senior Deputy Manager at the Day Nursery and Head of the Baby Suite, our Bear Cubs’ Room.  I have a Level 3 qualification in Childcare, as well as a BA (Hons) in Education.  I have a passion for working with children and for early education. I am currently on maternity leave.


Staff are ‘very caring and supportive.’

— ISI Inspection Report

Ciao! My name is Giovanna and I am a full-time member of staff in the Bear Cubs’ Room. I am from Italy and I started working in childcare in 2011. I used to be a ballerina and a dance teacher of classical dance for ages 4 to 6. I am currently on maternity leave.


Hi, my name is Amanda. I work part-time in the Bear Cubs’ Room. I hold a Level 3 qualification in Childcare. I enjoy spending time with my children and have a passion for travel, having previously working as a cabin crew member.


Hi, my name is Shannon and I work in the Bear Cubs’ Room here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I am Level 2 qualified in Childcare. I enjoy working with children and have younger siblings. In my spare time I like to go shopping, to the cinema and to spending time with my friends and family.


Hi, my name is Abigail and I am a full-time member of staff in the Bear Cubs’ Room. I have a level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma and have been working with young children since 2008. My interests include swimming, running, baking and travel. I grew up in Caito, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK and for the past few years have enjoyed the experience of working with various cultures and nationalities whilst living in Dubai.


Hello, my name is Emily and I am a full time member of staff in the Bear Cubs’ room. I have been working in childcare since 2012 across Bristol, Bath and now Cheltenham. My qualifications are a level 3 BTEC National Diploma in childcare and a BA Honours in Early Years Education. My hobbies are socialising with friends, spending time with family and going to the gym.


Hi, my name is Marie. I am a full time member of the Bear Cubs’ room. I have a degree in both Psychology and Early years, and have recently qualified as an Early Years Teacher specialising in ages 0-5. I have also completed my training as a qualified Baby massage and Baby Yoga instructor, which I enjoy leading in my spare time.


My name is Maria, I am from Spain and I am a member of staff in the Cuddly Bears’ Room. I love to travel around the world and I have visited places like Italy, Sweden and Miami. In my spare time, I love spending time with my friends and I also enjoy going to the gym.


Hi, my name is Caroline. I have a NVQ Level 3 qualification in Early Years & Education and am a member of staff in the Cuddly Bears’ Room. I like walking in the country with my dog Lady, going to see bands play live and reading. I have two grown up boys, Zac and Dan.


My name is Alice and I am room lead of the Cuddly Bears’ Room. I have worked in childcare since 2013 and I ran a pre-school in Stroud before starting at Berkhampstead. I currently hold an NVQ Level Three in ‘Children and Young People’s Workforce’. I love watching the children in my care develop and flourish and I enjoy creating stimulating activities to support this. In my spare time I love going to music festivals and socialising. I also love to travel and visit new places.


Hi, my name is Vicky and I work full time in the Cuddly Bears’ Room. I have a Level 2 qualification in Childcare and Education and will be working towards Level 3. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and visiting family in Wales and France.


My name is Sian. I work with the 2-year-olds and I am the lead member of staff in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room. I hold a Level 3 Diploma in Early Learning & Childcare. I am the eldest of 5 girls. My hobbies and interests include socialising with my friends, walking my dog, holidays, films and football. I am currently on maternity leave.


Hi, my name is Ruth and I work in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room. As a mother of 5, I have a wealth of experience in childcare. I am passionate about working with children and committed to the development of each individual child. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, baking, spending time with my family and walking my dog.


Hi, my name is Georgia and I work full time in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room. I am currently working towards a BA in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Gloucestershire. I enjoy spending time with my friends, going to see my family in Wales and playing volleyball in the university team.


Hi, my name is Jasmine and I am an apprentice in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I am studying for a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. I enjoy babysitting my younger cousins and taking them out, as well as socialising with my friends at the weekend.


Hi, my name is Emily and I work in the Teddy Bears’ Room. I hold a Level 3 diploma in Childcare and Education and have worked with children since 2013. I enjoy shopping, travelling, socialising with my friends and going to music concerts.


Hi, my name is Jessica and I am the Room Leader of the Teddy Bears’ Room. I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Previously, I worked as a Family Outreach Assistant in a Family Centre. In my spare time, I enjoy attending church, visiting family and friends and running. I play netball, I have run the Cheltenham Half Marathon several times and raised money for charity.


Hi, my name is Collette and I have worked in childcare for the last 17 years. I have a Level 3 qualification in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I work in the Teddy Bears’ Room. I live locally and I have 2 brothers, including a twin. In my free time I enjoy seeing friends and family.


Hi, my name is Emma and I work in the Teddy Bears’ Room. I have been working in childcare since 2007 and have previously worked in a Waldorf Steiner Kindergarten. I have a Level 3 qualification in Childcare & Young People and a degree in psychology. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog, reading and going to the cinema.


Hi, my name is Katie and I am the Deputy Manager here at the Day Nursery, as well as leading staff in the Wise Bears’ Room. I have over 10 years’ experience of working with children in nurseries and have also been a Nanny. I have a Level 3 Early Years qualification. I enjoy spending time with friends and shopping.


My name is Maggi, and I work in the Wise Bears’ Room. I am a very experienced Early Years teacher and have a certificate in Education; I have worked in schools all my life, either as a teacher or as a consultant, advising practitioners. In my spare time I enjoy decorating, music, antiques, sewing and time with my family. I am thrilled to be part of the team here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery.


My name is Georgia and I work full time in the Wise Bears’ Room. I am Level 3 qualified in Childcare and Young People. I love to travel and have spent three months working in a pre-school in Thailand. I also hold a Level 2 Health and Beauty qualification, and enjoy using those skills in my spare time.


Hello, my name is Sophie and I am a full-time member of staff in the Wise Bears’ Room. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies with initial teacher training and now have qualified teacher status. I have been working with children for since 2014. In my spare time, I like to horse ride and have been riding since I was 3 years old!


Hi, my name is Ceilidh and I am a ‘flexi’ member of staff. I am mother of two wonderful girls and we enjoy going to baby and toddler groups. I am working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. I am always keen to learn new things and enjoy spending time with lots of children. I am currently on maternity leave.


Hi, I am Tina. I am a ‘flexi’ member of staff here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I hold an NVQ Level 3 in Early Learning & Childcare. I love creating fun and messy play for the children here. In my spare time, I like travelling and exploring new places with my little family. I also love going for picnics in the park with my little boy and meeting friends. I am currently on maternity leave.


Hi, my name is Abbie and I am an apprentice at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I work across all of the rooms. I am currently working towards a level 2 in childcare. In my spare time, I like spending time with my family and friends.


Hi my name is Ella and I am currently a ‘flexi’ member of staff at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have a Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification and am currently working towards a B(Ed) Primary Teaching Qualification at university. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially my little brother and sister, as well as playing football.


Hi, my name is Naomi and I am currently a ‘flexi’ member of staff here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have a Level 3 qualification in Childcare & Education. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, music, travelling, shopping and going to concerts.


Hi my name is Katy. I have worked in childcare for two years. I am level 2 qualified and am looking forward to working towards my level 3 in childcare. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and creating scrapbooks.


Hello my name is Mary, and I work in the Day Nursery office. I started work at Berkhampstead Day Nursery in 2013 and have been based in the rooms as well as in the office. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies combined with Psychology. I have three boys of my own, so we spend a lot of our spare time going to parks and soft plays and enjoying bike rides together. I also enjoy swimming and yoga.


Excellent partnerships exist with parents….which contribute significantly to improving outcomes for children.

— ISI Inspection Report