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Meet Our Amazing Team!

In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we employ people with varied cultural and educational training backgrounds. Our staff attend regular training courses, which enable them to bring new ideas and proposals to their daily work - ideas that will also benefit your child!

For more information read our aims and objectives.

Mandy Barker

B. A. Honours

A1 Assessor

Designated Safeguarding Lead

S.E.N.D.C.O Lead 

(Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) 

Health and Safety Officer 

Paediatric First Aid

Behaviour Management Trained 

Food and Hygiene Certificate

 

Mandy Barker

Nursery Manager

2007 - Present.

 

Jane Nichols

S.E.N.D. Co-ordinator

2005 - Present.

 

Jane's qualifications include:

Level 3 - Early Years and Childhood cert.

Paediatric First Aid

Food and Hygiene Certificate

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NVQ Level 4 - Early YearsDeputy Manager 

Paediatric First Aid

Behaviour Management Trained 

Food and Hygiene Certificate

 

Sarah Avery

Deputy Manager

2004 - Present.

 

Kirsty Burke

Safe-guarding officer

2010 - Present.

 

Kirsty's qualifications include:

Level 3 - Early Years and Childhood cert

Foundation Degree

Paediatric First Aid

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NVQ Level 3 - Early Years

Officer-in-Charge

Paediatric First Aid

Behaviour Management Trained 

 

Nessa Begum

Officer in Charge

2006 - Present.

 

Rachael Jones

Safe-guarding officer

2016 - Present.

 

Rachael's qualifications include:

Level 3 - Early Years and Childhood cert.

Paediatric First Aid

Food and Hygiene Certificate

Our Nursery Practioner Team also includes:

 

Dawn Jones

2006 - Present

 

Dawn's Qualifications are:

  • Level 3 - Early Years and Childhood Certificate

  • Foundation Degree

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food and Hygiene Certificate

  • Safe-guarding

 

Amie Higham

2005 - Present

Amie's Qualifications are:

  • Level 4 - Early Years and Childhood Certificate

  • Foundation Degree

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food and Hygiene Certificate

 

Rebecca Benton

2008 - Present

Becki's Qualifications are:

  • Level 3 - Early Years and Childhood Certificate

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food and Hygiene Certificate

 

Afia Begum

2011 - Present

Afia's Qualifications are:

  • Level 3 - Early Years and Childhood Certificate

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food and Hygiene Certificate

 

Shannon Silvester

2015 - Present

Shannon's Qualifications are:

  • Level 3 - Early Years and Childhood Certificate

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food and Hygiene Certificate

 

Shuheda Begum

2011 - Present

 

Shuheda's Qualifications are:

  • Level 2 - Early Years and Childhood Certificate

  • Foundation Degree

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Food and Hygiene Certificate

Our Superb Ancillary Staff Team are:

 

Wendy Homans

Nursery Administrator

2007 - Present

 

Sharon Graham

Catering Manager

2007 - Present

 

Sharon's qualifications include:

Food and Hygiene Certificate

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Kevin Barker

Maintenance Supervisor
& Nursery Driver

2011 - Present

 

Kevin's qualifications include:

Level 2 - Early Years and Childhood cert.

Full UK Driver's Licence

Students, Apprentices and Work Experience

The Wonder Years is proud to be able to offer the opportunity of work experience, to students who may be interested in working in Early Years settings. We also offer longer-term placements for those wishing to serve an Apprenticeship in Child-care and working in the Early Years environment.

Students wishing to take advantage of these options should contact our Nursery Manager on 0121 556 6979. It will be necessary for ALL students joining us to present a current DBS Certificate before starting their placement.                       

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