For children from 3 months to 3 years.

What we do

Our staff

Our teams of highly experienced practitioners are carefully selected for their genuine love of working with young children and commitment to outstanding practice in Nursery. We have many long serving staff, and provide ongoing professional training, development and annual reviews of terms and conditions of employment. Our robust recruitment procedures, referencing, safer safeguarding practices and DBS checks ensure we recruit and retain the highest calibre of people to work with us.

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Claire Lindsay

Baby Nursery Manager

Claire is our Nursery Manager and has a Level 3 in Childcare. Claire has over 15 year’s experience working in a Nursery and has worked her way up to management level. Baby Nursery is a small Nursery where Claire enjoys being very hands on working with the children and reflecting on practice in the rooms and mentoring the team to ensure the very best learning outcomes for children. Claire is committed to continually developing herself and team members to ensure ongoing development, staff progression, and maintaining our Outstanding Ofsted grade. 

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Deputy Manager

Debbie is an exceptional, experienced practitioner who gained her NNEB in 1984 and in May 2013 achieved an  Early Years Professional Status. Debbie continued training and in July 2013 became a BA in Early Childhood Studies graduate. Debbie’s strong passion for working with children and supporting their development needs is exemplary. Debbie joined the team early in in 2019. Debbie throughly enjoys supporting the children through their milestones, transition to Queens Nursery, reflecting on the practice within the rooms and being an outstanding role model to the team with her superb mentoring skills. Debbie skills also support Amie on the day to day running of the nursery and we continue and maintain our Outstanding Ofsted status.

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Nursery Chef

Farai joined the team in 2016 and is qualified in Level 2 Food and has been trained in food allergens. Farai is passionate about cooking for children and thrives on seeing the children really enjoying the food she cooks from scratch. The children are offered a very extensive menu rotating over three week and overseen by a child Nutritionalist which introduces food, flavours and textures from around the world. Farai takes a lot of pride in her work and she is very proud of achieving 5* Environmental Health award for the standard of her kitchen and hygiene every time we are inspected. Farai’s passion for food and healthy living is what drives her to ensure that the meals are homemade and healthy and appropriate for our very youngest babies and the over 2’s. Farai believes that children who eat healthily when young have the best nutritional start and importantly teaching children to eat well, ensures they make good choices as they grow and learn more about food.

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Outdoor Lead – All Nurseries

Zoe is our Outdoor Lead and has a Level 5 in Leadership and Management. Zoe’s passion for continuous improvement has led to her further training. Zoe works across all three Children First Nurseries and organizes exciting trips into the local communities such as local care homes, Farms, Restaurants and Shops. She also organizes Woodland explorer events and trips and extends children learning even further into the local forests and woods. Zoe’s 16 year’s experience enhance her role and everyday practice.