Who we are

At Castle Lane Day nursery we currently employ 26 members of staff. All staff are qualified first aiders and this is updates every 2 years. All staff have completed their safeguarding qualification and on-going training is provided to all staff to ensure that their knowledge stays fresh.

The staff at Castle Lane are committed to ensuring that your child develops in a safe and stimulating environment. Staff are all level 2 qualified and above. All staff are support to progress onto the next level with training and we currently have a number of staff who are completing both their level 3 qualification and level 4 management qualification. We currently employ 2 staff holding a degree in early childhood and a member of staff who has completed her Early Years Teacher Status.

The staff team are an enthusiastic and dedicated team, who will support both child and parent to reach their full potential. Staff receive regular training opportunities to widen and develop their knowledge in child development.

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Harriet Gray

Title: Co-Owner/Manager

Role: Supporting staff development, training and ensuring a strong delivery of the EYFS

Education: Early Childhood Studies (BA HONS) and Early Years Teacher Status, Level 3 Forest School

Time at Castle Lane: Owned the nursery since 2011

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Vikki Gamble

Title: Co-Owner/Manager

Role: Working with parents and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Education: Level 3 in office management. Level 3 in Play work.

Time at Castle Lane: Owner since 2011 but has worked within the setting for since 2008

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Emma Garland

Title: Office Manager

Role: Healthy Tots Co-coordinator, Invoicing, Accounts and Human Resources

Education: Level 3 in Early Years, Level 3 in Business Administration, currently training towards level 2 in Accountancy

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2004

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Sophie McLish

Title: Baby Room Leader/Deputy Manager

Education: Foundation Degree in integrated working with children and their families in early years. Working towards BA

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2012

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Bethany Harrold

Title: Baby Room Nursery Nurse

Education: NVQ Level 2, training towards Level 3 in Early Years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2017

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Joanne Crease

Title: Baby Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 1999

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Olivia Leader Douglas

Title: Baby Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Level 3 in Early years and SENCO trained

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2016

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Colette Jarvis

Title: Baby Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Training towards NVQ Level 3 in Children and Early Years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2018