Our dedicated team of nursery practitioners are all well-qualified, trained and DBS checked. They have had many years of experience in nurturing young minds and delivering creative and stimulating learning experiences.
The team is led by Amy Lee, who has a Level 3 qualification in Early Childhood Development.
Amy Lee says:
“I joined Duchess in April 2022. I am a Qualified Level 3 with 8 years experience, 5 of which are in management.
I have a little boy of my own who is in the Griffin’s room and I love seeing him be in his element with all the fun activities he gets to take part in but also see him grow and develop.
I love to see children learn new skills and milestones, and supporting my staff to reach their own ideas and goals.”
Deputy Manager - On maternity leave with her first baby
"I have been working within the setting since 2014. I enjoy working with the children to help and support them in achieving their goals. I work in the Pre-School Room, supporting the children by getting them ready for the next big milestone in their lives – School!"
2-3’s Room Leader - Level 3
"I joined the Nursery in 2017 and I love to watch the children learn new things, support and guide the children to explore new environments and activities and help them grow into caring independent little people."
"I joined the Nursery in August 2020 as a trainee nursery practitioner to learn about childcare. I am a bubbly and caring person and love spending time with the children supporting them and planning activities to help them grow. I love working at the nursery and the staff are fantastic, we all help each other, we are a family. I have 2 grown-up children 1 son and 1 daughter. I am currently working in the Dragonflies room 0-2."
"I joined the nursery in June 2021, and I am beginning my Level 2 qualification in childcare. I am currently based in the Dragonflies room and I enjoy supporting and encouraging the children with their development. I enjoy working in the nursery with such a friendly and supportive team. Outside of work I love to spend time with family and friends."
Natasha (Maternity Leave)
Nursery Nurse Level 3
"I started in 2018 and have worked in childcare for over 10 years. I have 2 children myself who attend the nursery, both have attended the nursery, they absolutely love coming to nursery and have made such a special bond with all the staff at the nursery. I have worked in all rooms but currently work in Dragonflies 0-2. I really enjoy supporting the children and setting out fun activities to help them to move forward in their development and achieve their next progress."
"I joined in 2022 to complete my apprenticeship Level 2 in childcare. I have been working with all the children’s age ranges. I am based in the Griffins room."
"I have been working here since 2018. I enjoy working with a wonderful team and taking care and ensuring the children feel secure and happy. I enjoy cooking home-cooked meals ensuring they are nutritious and delicious, and that the children have a well-balanced diet and meeting their dietary needs."
Nursery Bank Staff
"I joined the team in October 2022 as a Level 2 bank staff member. I support the rooms over lunch time supervision. I have had many years of childminding and working in a nursery sector whilst raising my family and now have my own grand children and great grandchildren."
Baby Room Leader - Level 3
"I joined the nursery in November 2022 with my little baby boy. I lead the Baby Room Team and love to watch the children grow and provide different activities for them to explore."
“I joined the nursery team in April 2023. I have had experience with working with children as I have helped my mum, who is a childminder, so have been around children all my life. I hope to learn more about child development.”
Deputy Manager Level 3
“I joined the team in May 2023. I am a new mum to a lovely little girl who is in Dragonflies. I have lots of experience in childcare, working within nurseries as management, and also within NHS operations more recently. I cannot wait to start back into nursery life, supporting my staff team and giving the children lots of great experiences.”
Nursery Nurse - Level 2
"I joined Duchess in May 2023. I am level 2 qualified and have lots of experience with working with babies. I am currently completing my level 3 and excited to learn new experiences."