Our Staff

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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