Meet our team
Christine Barnes BA(Hons) QTS EYPS Christine has worked at the nursery since 2004, initially working her way up from Deputy Manager. Christine is now our most experienced staff member and is Manager / Director of Mossley Hill Childcare . She is responsible for the day to day running of the nursery. Christine is the Safeguarding Co Ordinator, Care Learning and Development and Health and Safety Co ordinator.
Christine has a BA(Hons) with Qualified Teaching Status in primary education as well as Early Years Professional Status.
Paula Laven is the Deputy Manager and works within our Daisy room on a full time basis. She has worked at the nursery since 2004. Paula has a NVQ Level 4 childcare qualification. Paula is our SENCO and also a Designated First Aider.
Gerry Barnes is our Cook and a full time Site Manager. Gerry is dedicated to the overall well being of the nursery and is an important part of our team when making decisions. Gerry has a Level 2 certificate in Food Hygiene.
|Rebecca Diboe works in our Daisy Room on a part time basis. Rebecca has worked at the nursery since 2003 as a student and then as a permanent member of our team. Rebecca has an NVQ Level 4 qualification in childcare.|
|Hayley Bruder works on a part time basis in our Buttercup Room. Hayley has worked at the nursery since 2003 as a student and then as part of our permanent staff. She has an NVQ Level 4 qualification in childcare.|
|Jodie Sim works part time in the Buttercup Room. Jodie has been with us since 2006 and worked as a student before joining our permanent team. Jodie has an NVQ Level 4 qualification in childcare.|
|Lauren Johnson works full time in our Buttercup Room. Lauren has been with us since 2009 as a student then joined the team on a permanent basis. Lauren has an NVQ Level 3 qualification in childcare. Lauren is the EYFS Co Ordinator.|
|Carla Mbimbi has been at the nursery since 2003. Carla worked as a student before joining us on a full time basis. Carla works full time in the Daisy Room and has an NVQ Level 4 qualification in childcare. Carla is the ENCO within the setting as well as Deputy Safeguarding Co Ordinator. Carla will be on maternity leave from May 2017 until February 2018.|
|Christine Cooper joined us in 2005 as a student and became a full time member of our team. She now works on a part time basis in the Buttercup Room. Christine has an NVQ Level 3 qualification in childcare.|
Rebecca Murphy joined us in July 2012 and is now an NVQ Level 3 member of staff. Rebecca works full time in the Sunflower Room and is the Maths and Literacy advocate within the nursery.
Danielle Harvey joined us in November 2012 and is an NVQ Level 3 member of staff. Danielle works five afternoons a week in the Daisy Room.
Daniel Meadows has rejoined our team in September 2013 after a 12 month break and is based full time in the Daisy room. Daniel is a NVQ Level 3 member of staff and joined our team originally in 2010.
Nichola Robson joined us in February 2014. Nichola is an NVQ Level 3 member of staff and is full time in the Sunflower Room. Nichola will be safeguarding deputy during the maternity leave of Carla Mbimbi.
Sarah Cooke and Louise Thompson have joined our team from February 2015. Both are NVQ level 3 qualified in care learning and development. Sarah works part time in our Buttercups Room and Louise is full time in our Sunflower Room.
Chloe Torode is currently working towards Level 3 in Care Learning and Development and works as a full time apprentice in our Sunflower Room. (Oct 2016)
Amanda Laycock joined our team as a volunteer and is working towards Level 3 in Childcare (February 2017)working currently in Daisy Room
Peter Davie and Kev Mortimer are our peripatetic teachers who come in once a week. Kev teaches PE to all rooms and Pete delivers French to the 3+ year olds. Both have been here since 2005 and are fully DBS checked.
All of our staff have always had full Paediatric First Aid training