Management Team - Higher Blackley Tiddlywinks


- Higher Blackley Tiddlywinks


Management Team

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Gaynor Mott - Nursery Manager

My name is Gaynor Mott and I started working for Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in June 1999. I am qualified with a BTEC Diploma in Childhood Studies and in 2012 I studied for 3 years at Bolton University and graduated with an Early Years Foundation Degree.

I will use my experience, skills and knowledge to nurture the staff team to ensure we deliver "Outstanding" care and education to the children of today and future generations continuing to deliver the ethos Tiddlywinks has become recognised and celebrated for.

We identify that parents are the child's most important carers and educators and working in partnership with them we offer our guidance and support to make the whole family's time with us one they can cherish and remember for years to come.

I am the designated Safeguarding Officer, Behaviour management officer and a First Aider.

I am very passionate about my job and the children in my care.  I strive to ensure that during their time spent at Tiddlywinks they learn something new everyday which they can take with them through life, that they are happy and is the best start they can have on their journey in life. 

Natalie Beswick - Deputy Nursery Manager

My name is Natalie Beswick and I started working for Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in March 2002.

I am the Deputy Manager at our Higher Blackley Nursery. I am qualified with an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Level 3 NVQ in Playwork, I have an advanced appreticship in Leadership and Management and hold a first aid qualification

I am a Designated Safeguarding Officer and the lead SENDCo for the nursery and am currently studying to complete my level 5 in Managment.

I work with children because, I believe that it is my calling to help children become excited about learning, be engaged in the learning process and to excel in all that they do. I also want to instill curiostiy and a love of learning in children, so that they will always have a desire to explore, grow and develop.

I will work with my team to support each child and their family to meet childrens individual needs and interests Providing a warm and stimulating environment with tailored activities and play opportunities.

Elizabeth Pye - Senior Nursery Practitioner and Early Years Teacher

My name is Elizabeth Pye and I am an Early Years Teacher.  I have been qualified as an Early Years Teacher since 2015 and I have a degree in Educational Studies.  I have over 18 years’ experience working in schools, mainly with the Early Years Foundation Stage aged children. I commenced working at Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in April 2016 as the Foundation Room Team Leader where as part of a team I plan, prepare and carry out exciting activities with the children to help them achieve and develop their skills in all areas. 
I help set up a safe, happy and stimulating learning environment for the children to initiate their own play, explore and investigate and get them ready with the necessary skills to transition to school.  I will support the staff team and help them develop their skills and share ideas to make the learning environment an outstanding one.

Trish Keogh - Nursery Administrator

My name is Trish Keogh I started working at Tiddlywinks Day Nursery in October 2008. I am qualified with a City and Guilds level 3 in Computer Applications.

I work to support the Senior Management team and the Nursery Managers in their duties and provide admin support ensuring that the highest level of service is provided and will be professional in my duties when liaising with children and families and other professionals within the nursery.

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