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Our team of staff are dedicated, enthusiastic and caring. They are fully qualified with Early Years qualifications and have updated training in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are all experienced in and have ongoing training in first-aid, food hygiene and safeguarding children. We also accept college students and apprentices throughout the year.
Rachael Wilkins- Manager
Rachael is N.NE.B qualified with over 20 year's experience. She has a BA (Hons) in Early Years Care and Education. She gained Early Years Professional status in January 2012. Rachael is the senior person for behaviour management and fire safety. She is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Natalie Selwood - Deputy Manager
Natalie is the Yellow Room Supervisor. Qualified with a DCE in childcare. Natalie is trained with the TOPSTART physical education program, introducing children to new activities for movement. Natalie has worked at Dell Cottage since 2006
Ruth Wilkins - Deputy Manager
Ruth is qualified NVQ 2 & 3. Ruth works with Natale in the Yellow Room as a room supervisor. Ruth is also SENCO and Deputy Safeguarding Officer. Ruth has experience working with children with speech and behavioural difficulties
Stephanie Brice - Nursery Assistant
Stephanie - Nursery Assistant/ Supervisor Yellow Room. She is qualified with a Level 3 in childcare . Stephanie works with children in the Yellow Room. She is also the preschool supervisor. Stephanie joined our team in 2015.
Charlotte Edney - Nursery Assistant
Charlotte- Senior Nursery Assistant Purple Room. Level 3 in childcare. Charlotte works in the Baby Room helping Rachael run the room. She joined our team in 2016
Rena Pearson - Nursery Assistant
Rena- Nursery Assistant Purple Room - Qualified Level 3, Rena works in the baby Room with Charlotte and Rachael
Emma Higgins - Nursery Assistant
Emma - Nursery Assistant Yellow Room - Qualified Level 3 in childcare and education. Has experience working with all age groups. Emma also has Level 3 in First Aid and safeguarding.
Mandy Rodgers - Bank Staff
Mandy is an Early Years qualified teacher and personal home tutor. Mandy is one of the Twinkletoes music team and works as a Bank a few hours a week
Lucy Eaton - Apprentice
Lucy joined our team on September 7, 2020. She is doing her Level 2 apprenticeship
Maurice and Sara Wilkins- Directors
Maurice and Sara renovated the nursery in 2006. They are the owners and Directors of Dell Cottage and currently reside in North Curry, Somerset