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.

Harriet Grey

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

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. Adult Mental Health First Aider.

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

Emma

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

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

Bethany Harrold

Title: Baby Room Nursery Nurse

Education: NVQ Level 3 in Early Years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2017

Joanne Crease

Title: Toddler Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 1999

Colette Jarvis

Title: Toddler Room Nursery Nurse

Education: NVQ Level 3 in Children and Early Years. Adult Mental Health First Aider.

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2018

Megan Taylor

Title: Tweenies Room Leader/2 year check co-coordinator

Education: Level 3 in Early Years and Level 2 in Management

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2013

Laura Flavell

Title: Toddler Room Leader/Behavioral support

Education: Early Years Teacher Status, SENCO Trained and working towards level 3 in Management and Leadership

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2011

Amanda Tilley

Title: Pre-School Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Level 3 in early years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2000

Hayley Sharman

Title: Pre-School Room nursery nurse and Funding Co-coordinator

Education: Level 3 in early years, level 2 in Management, SENCO trained

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2017

Joanne Tye

Title: Pre-School Nursery Nurse

Education: Level 3 in early years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2001

Elle Rowe

Title: Pre-School Room Leader/Communication Specialist and EYPP co-coordinator.

Education: Level 3 in early years and working towards Level 3 in management and leadership

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2013

Lana Smith

Title: Pre-School Nursery Nurse/SENCO

Education: Level 3 in early years. Training towards foundation degree in integrated working with families and early years. SENCO trained

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2017

Lucy Arnold

Title: Tweenie Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Level 2 in early years, Training towards level 3

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2017

Maxine Davenport

Title: After School Club Room Leader

Education: Wealth of experiences in primary schools

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2016

Lorraine Howard

Title: After School Club Nursery Nurse

Education: Level 2 in Early Years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2017

Natalie Crook

Title: Baby Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Level 2 in Teaching assistant, Level 3 in Early Years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2018

Rye MacFarlane

Rye Macfarlane

Title: Forest School Leader

Education: Level 3 in Forest school

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2019

Chamaine Whitlock

Title: After School Club Nursery Nurse

Education: Level 2 in Early Years and Level 2 in Forest School

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2016

Mike Garland

Title: Nursery Cook

Education: Level 3 Food and Hygiene plus experience working in a variety of kitchen environments

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2018

Sophie Howard

Title: Nursery Apprentice

Education: Level 2in Early Years, Training towards Level 3

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2019

Abbie Brosenbauer

Title: Nursery Apprentice in Baby room

Education: Training towards Level 2 in Early Years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2019

Amy

Amy Werdekker

Title: Tweenie Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Amy is a qualified nurse. Training towards Level 3 in Early Years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2020

Sally

Sally Scrurell

Title: Pre School Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Training towards Level 3 in Early Years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2020

Jasmine

Jasmine Rippin

Title: Pre School Room Nursery Nurse

Education: Training towards Level 3 in Early Years

Time at Castle Lane: Worked at the nursery since 2021