Meet the Team

Berkhampstead Day Nursery is a great place to be a child - it's a great place to work too. We are lucky to have a fantastic team of people here. Our staff are well qualified, enthusiastic and - most importantly of all - great fun! All have a genuine interest in children and are committed to giving every child at Berkhampstead Day Nursery 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 Emily and I am the Manager at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have extensive experience of working with the younger children in Day Nurseries and also have worked in a variety of Early Years settings as a student. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies and also recently achieved my Early Years Professional Status. I enjoy swimming, dancing and reading in my spare time.


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 Emily and the team.

— Former parent

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


Hello, I am Lucy and I’m 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.


Staff are ‘very caring and supportive.’

— ISI Inspection Report

My name is Shannon and I am a full-time member of staff in the Bear Cubs’ Room. I have a qualification in Health and Social Care, a Cache Level 2 in Childcare & Education and am currently working towards my Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy shopping, swimming and going to the cinema.


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.


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.


Hi, my name is Louise and I work in the Bear Cubs’ Room. I have worked with children since 2003 , working with all age groups . I have also had the pleasure to work with children from different cultures whilst working abroad for six years in a childcare setting . I qualified in 2008 with an NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Education. I worked in Edinburgh in a large Nursery and have now come home to Cheltenham to continue my journey in childcare.


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.


Hi, my name is Becky and I am a full-time member of staff in the Cuddly Bears’ Room. I have a Level 3 diploma in Child Care and Education and I am currently studying for a degree in Early Childhood Studies. I have worked with children since 2008 in a variety of early years settings in the UK and overseas. In my spare time, I love to travel, spend time with my friends and family and play hockey.


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.


Hi, my name is Ceilidh and I work in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room. Before I joined Berkhampstead Day Nursery, I trained as a Hairdresser and achieved a NVQ Level 2 and 3. I am mother of two wonderful girls and we enjoy going to Baby and Toddler groups, I am currently on maternity leave. 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.


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 Molly. I am Level 3 qualified in Childcare & Education. I work full time in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and I love dogs!


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 a Nursery Practitioner in 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 supervise the ground floor of the Day Nursery, as well as leading staff in the Wise Bears’ Room. I have over 10 years of 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.


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


My name is Gemma and I am based in the Wise Bears’ Room. I have worked with children since the year 2000. I also have an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education.

Working with children is one of the most special jobs in the world! It’s very rewarding to see all the children develop and grow into confident individuals, ready for school. It’s lovely to be a part of this!

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, reading and swimming.


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


Hi, my name is Monika and I’m a part time, flexible Nursery Practitioner at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have extensive experience working with children of various ages in Day Nurseries. I have QCF Level 3 in Childcare and Early Years Development. I love spending time with my daughter, Tilly, and my dog, Bob. I enjoy being outside, walking and relaxing with friends.


Hi, my name is Georgia and I am a flexible member of staff at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. 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 Ella and I am currently a flexible 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 Tiffany and I am currently a flexi-member of staff here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have a Level 3 qualification in Psychology & Sociology. I have been a student nurse in the past and worked in hospitals in different counties. I have experience in maternity, with babies, children and adults.

I enjoy working with all ages but I’m particularly interested in child development, creativity and health. As a registered aromatherapist I specialise in pregnancy massage. I enjoy seeing my grown up daughter, yoga, swimming, walking, horse riding, theatre, traveling and visiting family back home in Cornwall.


Hi, my name is Sasha and I am currently a flexi-member of staff here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have a BA (Hons) qualification in Early Childhood Studies and I am currently studying to gain my Early Years Teacher Status. I enjoy travelling, baking, swimming and cycling.


Hi, my name is Selina and I am currently a flexi-member of staff here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I am working towards a BA (hons) qualification in Education. I have two sons, my youngest is currently here at the Nursery. The boys keep me busy and we like to spend some of our time in the Forest of Dean bike riding, baking or doing ‘paint it yourself’ pottery, which is a definite favourite - picture coming soon.


Hi, my name is Amy and I am a flexible member of staff at Berkhamstead Nursery. I am currently a university student, undertaking Early Childhood Studies at Level 5. I am from Lincolnshire, and I grew up in Belgium and Qatar. My favourite sport is sailing and I adore dogs.

Picture coming soon.


My name is Jacquelyn and I am Head of Berkhampstead School Holiday Club. While studying for my degree in Education Studies, I was an Early Years manager at an activity camp. Prior to that, I completed a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare, and have had the pleasure of working with babies and children up to the age of eleven.

My aim for Holiday Club is for the children to have fun and explore in a safe environment. There is always flexibility in the activities provided at Holiday Club to suit the enthusiasms of the children.


I am Hannah and I run the Day Nursery office. I have many years’ experience working with children of various ages and I have a BEd (hons) in Primary Education, Early Years.

My hobbies include Zumba and going to the gym. In my spare time I also read, paint and enjoy photography. I also like to meet my friends for shopping trips, dinner and drinks.


My name is Alison and I work in the Day Nursery office. I am a qualified AAT technician, with 10 years’ experience within an office and finance role. My hobbies include kickboxing, baking and reading.


Hi, my name is Louise. I am the Finance Manager at Berkhampstead School and Day Nursery. I am a fully qualified AAT technician and am also working towards completing my ACCA. I have 9 years’ experience within an office and finance role. In my spare time I like to compete my horse and socialise with friends and family.


Stephen, our Maintenance Manager, is a big part of the Day Nursery and knows most of the children by name. They love to see what jobs are being done; he always waves as they pass and the children often stop for a chat.


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

— ISI Inspection Report