Michelle Cross – Day Nursery Manager and Managing Director
Highest Qualification: Foundation Degree in Arts – Early Years Sector-endorsed (Level 5).
Other Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education, Equality & Diversity Level 2, Level 2 Certificate in the safe handling of medicines, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health, NCFE Teaching Assistant Level 2, NVQ Level 3 unit credit Birth to three matters, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Developing Skills for Early Years Practice, EDEXCEL Level 3 Behaviour Support and Management, TROCN Level 2 Management of Children’s Behaviour, CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practice Unit 1, Creative Play Level 1, Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene.
Michelle is the Day Nursery Manager and has been Childcare qualified for 15 years. Michelle’s has experience as a Managing Director, Manager, Room Leader, Child Care Assistant and a Registered Childminder. Michelle has 12 qualifications in Early Years and has attended 24 related courses including Business Management, Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Children.
Rob Cross – Building & Maintenance Director
Highest Qualification: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Team Leading and EDI Level 2 NVQ in Business and Administration.
Other Qualifications: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity, NVQ Level 2 – Risk Assessment, NVQ Level 2 Business Admin, Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene and Level 2 Team Leading.
Rob is the non-childcare Manager and joined Little Treasures officially on 28th September 2009 but gave his time prior to this helping with the setting up of the business. Rob deals with maintenance works, payments, marketing and attends business meetings and case conferences. Rob has attended many related courses including First Aid in the Workplace and Fire Marshal training.
Janet – Deputy Manager & Early Years Room Leader (Baby Room)
Highest Qualification: Level 4 Advanced Modules in Early Years Practice (Education & Partnership with Parents, Leadership in Early Years Settings, Supporting children with disability and those with special needs and Safeguarding children) & NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education.
Other Qualifications: Level 3 Accredited Childminder, NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and Education, EDI Level 2 NVQ in Team Leading, Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene, NCFE Equality and Diversity Level 2, Level 2 Certificate in the safe handling of medicines and Creative Play Level 1.
Janet has worked for us for almost 10 years! Janet is our Baby Room Leader and Deputy Manager. Janet is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Nursery in our absence. Janet has 8 childcare qualifications. Janet is our longest serving employee and has attended 19 related courses including Supervision and Appraisal in Early Years Settings and Understanding the role of the Manager.
Personal: Janet is very kind and caring. Janet has a wonderful way with our babies and has a natural rapport with our parents. Janet is relied upon and respected by us all.
Hanna – Supervisor & Early Years Room Leader (Toddler Room)
Highest Qualification: NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development.
Other qualifications: NVQ Level 2 CCLD, NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity, Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene, Level 2 Certificate in the safe handling of medicines and NCFE Level 2 certificate in Principles of Team Leading.
Hanna has worked for us for almost 10 years! Hanna has attended 12 related courses including NDNA EYFS Working in partnership with parents and An introduction to the Autism spectrum.
Personal: Hanna is always laughing and the children love her kindness and her cuddles. Hanna has been promoted to Supervisor and has over-all responsibility for the nursery in the abscence of the Manager and Deputy Manager. Hanna has incredible loyalty to the Nursery.
Saron – Early Years Practitioner (Pre School Room)
Highest Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare.
Saron has been employed with us for almost 4 years. Saron has studied Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2, An introduction to Safeguarding Children, Paediatric First Aid and Prevent duty.
Personal: Saron’s smile lights up the Nursery! Saron is so very kind. Saron speaks English, Arabic, Tigrigna and Amharic (Ethiopian).
Sarah – Early Years Practitioner (Toddler Room)
Highest Qualification: Early Years Foundation Degree – Level 5. Sarah has also studied Level 3 and Level 2 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Sarah is one of our newest members of staff who joined our team in July’18. Sarah has studied many courses including Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene, Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health.
Personal: Sarah has excellent work ethics and she is very reliable. Sarah is very creative and teaches the children to be confident and proud of their own abilities.
Amanda – Early Years Practitioner (Baby Room)
Amanda is our newest members of staff who joined our team in October’18. Amanda has studied many courses including Paediatric First Aid, Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene, Behaviour Management, Understanding Autism, Equality & Diversity and Quality Teaching in the Early Years.
Personal: Amanda is very passionate about working with babies. Amanda is very caring and especially loves carrying out messy play activities. Amanda is extremely knowledgeable and is a great asset to our team.
“All childcare staff have Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding Children and Prevent Duty as standard for our setting. Non-childcare staff have First Aid and Food Hygiene as standard following our aims to provide High Quality Affordable Childcare and Education”