Staff

Jennie Mansell - Nursery Manager

My name is Jennie Mansell and I started working for Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in May 2007. I am qualified with a BA Honours in Early Years Practice. I assisted in setting up our Crumpsall nursery in June 2008 when I was promoted to Deputy Nursery Manager. I returned from maternity leave in February as the Nursery Manager.

I will work to provide the highest quality of care for all of our children and support the staff team in providing excellent learning experiences within the nursery and the wider community.

Catherine Stones - Deputy Nursery Manager

My name is Catherine Stones and I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in August 2000. I was 16 years old when I started at Tiddlywinks as a student studing for my NVQ Level 2 in Childcare. I have grown and developed and have been a Deputy Manager for the last 6 years.

I have completed Teamleader Training to assist the staff team to grow and develop witin their roles. I am currently working towards my Level 3 in Leadership and management.  My aim is to ensure we provide a loving, exciting and stimulating environment where the parents can be happy and content to leave their most precious possession in our care.

I am a Designated Safeguarding Officer and a First Aider.

Amanda Nash - Early Years Teacher

My name is Amanda Nash and I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in March 2007. I qualified with an NNEB  in 1987. I have recently undertaken 6 years of study completing my BA Honours in Early Years Practice and gaining Early Years Professional Status in February 2012.

I support all of our staff team to enable them to provide high quality care and education for all children who attend Tiddlywinks Day Nursery. I will ensure the staff team exceed the standards set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework playing an active role in helping the children develop. Being able to support the staff team and watching the results for the children is facsinating and heart-warming.





Carol McCarthy - Deputy Nursery Manager

My name is Carol McCarthy and I began working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in May 2007 at our nursery based at Higher Blackley Children's Centre when it opened. I then moved to our Crumpsall nursery in January 2014 as the promoted Deputy Manager. I am qualified with a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years and a NVQ Level 2 in Teamleading. I am currently studying to complete my Foundation Degree in Early Years & Childhood Studies. I will work with my team to ensure the children are in a fun, stimulating environment where they can develop secure and warm friendships.

Natalie Clegg - Nursery Administrator

My name is Natalie Clegg, I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in March 2017. I work closely with the managers and support the team, providing administrative decisions and ensuring all duties are upheld to the highest of standards and also up keeping a level of professionalism whilst liaising with staff, children and their families within the nursery.

 

Samantha Courtney - Baby Room Team Leader (Maternity Leave)

My name is Samantha Courtney and I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in August 2013 as a nursery officer. I am qualified with a NVQ Level 3 in childcare, learning and development and I have 4 years experience working with children under 5 years of age. I aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for the children to have fun and develop through a wide range of play activities for the babies as I love watching and supporting the babies to grow and develop. I will support my team in building knowledge of working with babies and support all children in building their foundations for  learning.

Mellie Edgar - Tweenie Room Team Leader

My name is Mellie Edgar and I started working at Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in February 2014. I have previously worked with Tiddlywinks for a number of years before I left to work elsewhere and try something new. I have been working with children since leaving school at 16 and I am qualified with a NVQ Level 3 and currently studying towards my Early Years Foundation Degree. Being the team leader in the foundation room I aim to use my knowledge and experience to guide my team in to providing an environment that is stimulating, safe and challenging to the children. I like setting activities that will challenge the children and get them investigating and exploring their environment.

Nayana Korale - Pre-School Room Team Leader

My name is Nayana Korale and I started working for Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in November 2008. I am qualified with a Level 3 in Childcare & Development and am currently studying to complete my teamleader training. I am working towards management level 3. I have experience with all age groups within the nursery. I will take care of the children and support them in their everyday learning and development.

Ellie Omeara - Baby Room Early Years Practitioner

My name is Ellie O'meara and I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in May 2016. I am looking forward to completing my Level 2 apprenticeship in Early Years as the children will benefit from the new skills and knowledge I learn on training. I will work closely with the team in the baby room to ensure all children have a wide range of actvities available to develop new skills and have fun on their sessions. I aim to provide each child with a warm, caring and happy welcome into nursery where they can enjoy their journey to grow and develop as much as possible.

Maisie Taylor - Baby Room Early Years Apprentice

My name is Maisie Taylor and I started working for Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in September 2015. I am currently working towards my NVQ Level 2 in childcare. I have always wanted to work with children and since I have been at Tiddlywinks I have really enjoyed watching the children achieve and love to see them proud of their own achievements. I will provide each child with a warm welcome and a stimulating environment to have fun and learn with their friends on their sessions. 

Emma Kelly - Tweenie Room Early Years Practitioner

My name is Emma Kelly and I started working for Tiddlywinks Day Nursery Crumpsall in May 2010. I am qualified with a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare. I  work together closely with the tweenie room team to support the children throughout their day to develop new skills, grow in confidence and expand their learning. I will support the team in ensuring all children are supported through their learning journey and time here at Tiddlywinks Day Nursery. I will ensure all children are provided with a warm, welcoming and stimulating environment to explore and build their independence.

Paris Caine - Tweenie Room Early Years Practitioner

My name is Paris Caine and I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in November 2015. I am qualified with a NVQ Level 3 in childcare and education and I am first aid trained. I will work closely with the Tweenie team for the children to have as much fun as possible and enjoy their time with us at Tiddlywinks Day Nursery. I aim to provide each child with a warm, welcoming and safe environment to learn through a wide range of play activities and I will guide the children on developing new skills and growing.



Hayley Johnson - Tweenie Room Early Years Practitioner

My name is Hayley Johnson and I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in November 2015. I am qualified with a NVQ Level 3 in childcare and education and I am first aid trained. I will work closely with the Tweenie Room team for each child to enjoy their time at nursery and have as much fun as possible. I aim to provide each child with a safe, welcoming and loving environment in nursery to play with their friends learn through a variety of activities.



Remi-Leigh Walker - Tweenies Pod Early Years Practitioner

My name is Remi-Leigh Walker and I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in June 2015. I am qualified with a Level 3 NVQ in childcare and education. I will provide each child with a warm, loving and stimulating environment as they enter our care. I aim to work closely with the Tweenie team in our pod to ensure each child has lots of fun and enjoys their time at Tiddlywinks Day Nursery. I really enjoy reading stories and dancing to busy feet with the children, I will guide and support each child to share and take turns to develop their social skills.



Zeinab Bi - Tweenies Pod Early Years Practitioner

My name is Zeinab, I started working for Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in October 2016. I have previously worked for Tiddlywinks at their Higher Blackley nursery but I left to go to Pakistan early this year for a long vacation.  I qualified as a level 3 in Children’s care, learning and development in 2009. I have a bubbly nature and love engaging with the children every day. I love teaching the children and watching them develop on their journey with us at Tiddlywinks. I will work closely with the tweenie team in the pod to ensure all children's need are met and they have fun through stimulating activities. 

Paula Collins - Tweenies Pod Early Years Practitioner

My name is Paula, I qualified as a level 3 with Diploma in childcare and education in 2008 and continued studying where I gained a  Ba honours in Primary education with a qualified teacher status in 2012. I have previously worked in a school readiness unit with two and three year olds where I supported them in their learning and development. I enjoyed working within the Early years which lead me to Tiddlywinks. I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in November 2016. I am looking forward to building relationships with all of the children and families. I really enjoy watching and supporting children learn and develop and love to see the progress children make over time. I am keen on promoting learning through play and see this as a vital part of children’s development.

Alina Shah - Tweenies Pod Early Years Apprentice

My name is Alina Shah and I am currently completing my level 2 Apprenticeship with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery. I have been working at the nursery since March 2017 and I am really enjoying my time here. I particularly enjoy learning about how unique each child is and how to support them to grow and develop further. I am looking forward to continuing my journey and observing the impact that myself and the team members have on the children's learning.



Charlotte White - Tweenie Room Early Years Practitioner (Maternity Leave)

My name is Charlotte White and I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in September 2015. I am qualified with a level 2 in childcare and currently working to achieve my Level 3 in Childcare and Education to further my knowledge and implement skills within our nursery. I will provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment for the children to explore and take risks through a range of play activities in our Tweenie room. I enjoy a variety of musical interactions, dancing activities and energetic games with the children too.

Leanne Asprey - Pre-School Room Early Years Practitioner

My name is Leanne Asprey and I started working with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in January 2015. I am qualified with a NVQ Level 3 in childcare and education and I am first aid trained. I will work closely with the team in our pre-school room at Tiddlywinks Crumpsall to ensure all of the children have as much fun as possible and enjoy their time with us. I aim to provide each child with a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment to learn, grow and develop new skills through a variety of activities and I will guide the children on their journey whilst with us at Tiddlywinks Day Nursery.

Katie Newman - Pre-School Room Early Years Apprentice

My name is Katie Newman and I started my level 2 apprenticeship in Early Years with Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in April 2017. I have really enjoyed building relationships with the children and I have learnt a lot already. I am looking forward to get to know the children and their families more to learn how we can both support and guide the children to progress for school readiness as much as possible on their journey with Tiddlywinks.

 
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