Michelle Cross – Day Nursery Manager and Managing Director

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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 14 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

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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 free 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)

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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 8 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)

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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 8 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.

Katie – Early Years Room Leader (Pre School/Holiday Club)

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Highest Qualification: NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development.

Other qualifications: NVQ Level 2 CCLD, Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene, Level 2 Certificate in the safe handling of medicines and Playworker Level 2.

Katie has been employed with us for 6 years! Katie has attended 11 related childcare courses including Paediatric First Aid and An Introduction to the Autism Spectrum.

Personal: Katie is our smiler! She is as mad as a hatter and creates such fun in the Nursery. Katie’s laugh can be heard throughout the nursery and the children adore her!

Saron – Early Years Practitioner (Toddler Room)

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Highest Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce: Early Learning and Childcare.

Saron has been employed with us for 2 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).

Danni – Early Years Practitioner (Pre School Room)

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Highest Qualification: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education.

Danni has been employed with us for almost 2 years. Danni has studied Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding Children and Prevent Duty.

Personal: Danni is very friendly and she is a great team player.

Abby – Early Years Practitioner (Baby Room)

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Highest Qualification: City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for the children and young people’s workforce.

Abby is one of our newest employees and has been employed with us for over a year. In this time Abby has studied Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding children, Food Hygiene, An Introduction to the Autism Spectrum and Prevent Duty.

Personal: Abby is always smiling and laughing. She is a wonderful example to our Little Treasures.

Molly – Early Years Practitioner (Toddler Room)

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Highest Qualification: EDI Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Learning and Childcare).

Molly is one of our newest employees and has been working for us for over a year. Molly has studied Food Hygiene, Safeguarding children, Paediatric First Aid and Prevent Duty.

Personal: Molly is always happy and she is always singing to our Toddlers. Molly has such a lovely singing voice.

Tony – Chef

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Highest Qualification: NVQ Level 2 in Catering & Hospitality.

Other qualifications: NVQ Level 1 in Catering, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity, Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene, Level 2 Certificate in the safe handling of medicines. Tony is our appointed Fire Marshal in Rob’s absence.

Tony has been employed with us for almost 7 years! Tony has attended many related courses including Fire Safety and Evacuation and Moving and Handling.

Personal: Tony is always smiling and he is incredible at his job. The beautiful smells of his cooking drift through the nursery. We have achieved a 5 star food hygiene award and Gold food4health award since Tony joined us.

“All childcare staff have at least a Level 3 Qualification and 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”