Our Great Team

Highly experienced - enormously caring!
  • We are fortunate to have a truly fantastic team of dedicated nursery staff!

  • We strongly value our staff and recognise that it is thanks to their dedication, experience, enthusiasm and a genuine love of children that Sunnybank has been such a special place for all the many children that we are fortunate enough to have cared for for over 26 years.

    We are absolutely committed to providing superior care and fully support our staff with an on-going training program to ensure that they are all kept up to date with best practice in childcare, regardless of how experienced they are.

    • Gemma
      Manager

      Hi, I’m Gemma. I’ve worked at Sunnybank since 2005, first as manager of our Chepstow nursery before I transferred to Newport in September 2014.
      I have a a BSc (Econ) degree in Early Childhood Studies; a QCF Level 5 in Leadership & Management of Children’s Care, Learning and Development; and a BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing).

    • Jo
      Deputy Manager & Baby Room Leader

      Hi! I’m Jo. I have worked at Sunnybank since March 1999. I am an NVQ level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse and I am currently completing my QCF in Children’s Care Learning and Development level 5.

    • Baby Group: 0-2 yr olds
      Amy, Jo, Sarah & Chelsea (not shown as on maternity leave)

      Jo – Baby Group Room Leader – see section above


      Amy – Nursery Nurse

      • worked at Sunnybank since 2005
      • NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education
      • working towards my QCF level 5 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

      Sarah – Apprentice Nursery Nurse

      • started training at Sunnybank in October 2014
      • completed my QCF level 1 in Children’s care, Learning and Development
      • working towards QCF level 2

      Chelsea -Qualified Nursery Assistant (not shown in photo as on maternity leave)

      • started at Sunnybank in 2012 as a trainee
      • working towards level 3 QCF in Children’s Care Learning and Development
    • Toddler Group: 2-3 yr olds
      Elisha, Anne, Cath & Kirsty

      Cath – Senior Staff Member and Team Leader of the Toddler group

      • Worked at Sunnybank since September 2000
      • qualified NNEB
      • working towards my QCF level 5

      Kirsty – Nursery Nurse

      • qualified Nursery Nurse with a CACHE level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education
      • working towards my QCF level 5 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

      Anne – Nursery Nurse

      • Worked at Sunnybank since September 2000
      • NVQ Level 3 qualified nursery nurse
      • working towards my QCF level 5

      Elisha

      • training at Sunnybank for a year
      • soon to complete QCF level 1 in Children’s care, Learning and Development
      • soon to start QCF level 2
    • Pre-school Group: 3-5 yr olds
      Laura, Deb & Jade

      Deb – Pre-school Group Leader (5 years)

      • Worked at Sunnybank since 2005
      • Previously worked in all other nursery departments
      • Qualified Nursery Nurse with a level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare Development and Education

      Laura (Lou): Nursery Nurse

      • Worked at Sunnybank since 2005
      • Have also worked in the baby room
      • NVQ Level 3 qualified
      • ALNCo (Additional Learning needs Coordinator) for Sunnybank
      • Currently working towards QCF level 5

      Jade: Nursery Nurse

      • Worked at Sunnybank Nursery since September 2015
      • Worked in Childcare for 9 years
      • Qualified Nursery Nurse and CACHE level 3 Diploma in Children’s care, Learning and Development
      • Currently working towards QCF level 5
    • Rebecca and Tracy
      Cover Staff

      Rebecca (Becky) – Cover staff

      • Working at Sunnybank since 2013
      • Qualified Nursery Nurse and completed my level 3 QCF in Children’s Care, Learning and Development while working at Sunnybank Nursery.
      • Provide cover for the staff in each of the rooms.

      Tracy – Cover Staff

      • Worked at Sunnybank since 2003
      • Qualified as a nursery nurse in 2003, gaining a level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education
      • Experience in all of the nursery rooms – currently working in toddler and pre-school rooms

       

       

       

    • Jacqui
      Nursery Cook

      Nursery Cook

      • Worked at Sunnybank since mid 2014
      • Many years of experience working in school kitchens

      Healthy food is critical for children so they have all the necessary nutrients and vitamins etc. to develop and flourish. Sunnybank offers a balanced menu of very yummy and varied dishes which the children love – this, of course, makes my job even more enjoyable!  🙂