Management Team - Higher Blackley Tiddlywinks


- Higher Blackley Tiddlywinks


Management Team

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Natalie Beswick - Nursery Manager

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

I am the Nursery 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 apprenticeship 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 qualifications 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 - Deputy Nursery Manager

My name is Elizabeth Pye and I am the Deputy nursery manager and Early Years Teacher at Tiddlywinks Higher Blackley nursery.  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.

""I am extremely happy with the nursery. Jude loves to come and is making great progress. The staff understand and can accomodate... Read more"
Stephanie Humble
"We are very impressed with the nursery, which has impacted a great learning for our boys. The nursery and staff are excellent and... Read more"
Henry Aloo
"Tiddlywinks offers so much for children. Tiddlywinks always keeps the parents upto date with my sons progress and i would... Read more"
Joseph Anderson
""Wendy and Debbie are both excellent with Zac. He enjoys his days at the nursery which provides me with peace of mind throughout... Read more"
Steven Davies
"  A wonderful Nursery, the team at Higher Blackley are so dedicated. They have the children at the heart of everything and... Read more"
Debbie Smolka-O'Brien

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Due to our expansion across the Greater Manchester region, Tiddlywinks Day Nursery are currently recruiting for a variety of career opportunities that are