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A Little About Our Team

Our experienced and expert nursery team consists of: Nursery Manager, Deputy Managers, Room Leaders, Nursery Practitioners, Apprentices, Nursery Chef, Admin Team, and Housekeeping Team. All staff hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate and Enhanced DBS certificate.


At a Cressington Manor nursery we place a high emphasis on staff training and development, as we believe that our most valuable resource is our staff team! We also  have staff specifically trained in the following areas: SENCO and Wellcomm Co-ordinator,  Early Reading Advocates, a Physical Activity and Nutrition Co-ordinator (PANCO) and an Emotional Health and Well-Being Co-ordinator.


We support the continuous professional development of all our staff in many ways. We offer extensive training programmes which include: robust induction processes, in-house training, Local Authority external training sessions, bespoke training from other agencies such as Autism Initiatives and national consultants specialising in Pre-phonics and Early Language Development to meet the needs and interests of our team.

Our staff are committed to early years and love working with the children and their families. They are passionate about the role they can play in supporting children’s care and learning to enable them to feel happy, safe, and secure and achieve the very best that they can in their development and learning.

Staff supervision, ongoing suitability, peer observations and reviews are on-going to ensure that we maintain a clear focus on standards and that every member of our team are developed, and strengths supported, so we can provide the best care and education possible.

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Siobhan

Head of Nursery Operations

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Hi, my name is Siobhan and I have 30 years within Childcare and School settings, having taught extensively. I enjoyed a Deputy Headteacher role before joining the team in 2014 as Head of Nursery Operations.

I am passionate about learning and love to watch others learn too… whether that be one of our babies taking their first steps or a member of our wonderful team deepening their knowledge about their specific interests within Early Years.

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Gill

Nursery Manager

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Hi, my name is Gill, I have worked in childcare for over 30 years and have been at Cressington Manor for the past 13.

I love working at Cressington Manor and have a passion for sharing my childcare experience to help provide the best possible outcomes for children in our care. I also have a passion for working with families, I am always happy to help, offer advice and support or signpost families to external agencies if appropriate.

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Mandy

Deputy Manager & Reading Advocate

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Hi, my name is Mandy, I have worked in childcare for 11 years and have been at Cressington Manor for the past 5.

I really enjoy working at Cressington Manor, my role is very varied. I really love to spend time across the various rooms getting to know all of the children. 

I am also a Reading Champion and work closely with our other Reading Champions to promote early reading and language development.

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Sam

Deputy Manager

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Hi, my name is Sam, I have worked at Cressington Manor for 7 years starting as a nursery practitioner. Throughout my time here I have had experience of being a room lead as well as third in charge. I now share the Deputy Managers role with Mandy. I love being part of the Cressington Manor Team and enjoy supporting all of our wonderful staff and children daily.

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Trish

SENCO/Behaviour lead & Daffodil Room Lead 

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I am a qualified SENCO since 2021. I am passionate about working with and supporting children with special educational needs and their families. I received training behaviour management strategies which help me to support children who struggle in this area. I love being the lead in Daffodil Room and enjoy various activities such as reading, singing and messy play with the children.

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Chantelle

Buttercup Room Lead 

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Hi, my name is Chantelle the Room Lead in our Buttercup Room.  I really enjoy working in Buttercup Room,

I love to watch the babies grow and develop to reach their milestones. I love to see them develop their own personalities and I enjoy singing and

dancing with the children.

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Tracy

Account Manager 

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Emily

Daisy Room Lead

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Hi, I’m Emily the Room Lead in our Daisy Room. I have worked at Cressington Manor for over 4 years now and have worked in the childcare sector for 16 years. I love working with this age group, watching them grow and develop into little people. I enjoy doing different sensory activities to allow the children to use their senses to explore. I also enjoy reading stories to develop children’s vocabulary.

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Sophie

PANCO &

Bluebell Room Lead 

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Hi, my name is Sophie I completed my PANCO training in March 2022. With this knowledge I now aim to explore new ideas to encourage children, families, and staff to become more physically active and have a healthier lifestyle.

I love being Lead in our Bluebell Room as I enjoy spending time with the children, particularly taking part in creative and physical activities and encouraging learning development in play.

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Nikki

Reading Advocate & Sunflower Room Lead

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Hi, my name is Niki and I have been in childcare for over 5 years. I am one of our nurseries reading Reading Champions and work as part of the team to promote early reading and language development. I am also the Room Lead in our Sunflower room. I love working with the Pre School age! I am very passionate about early reading and strive to promote this every day.

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Natalie

Nursery 

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Mandy

Nursery Chef 

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Hi, my name is Mandy or as the children all call me, “Chef Mandy.” I have worked at Cressington Manor for almost 2 years. I love cooking for the children and introducing them to all different foods from around the world. I also enjoy providing a variety of cooking and baking activities within the rooms, having the opportunity to get to know all of our children at nursery. 

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Halina

Receptionist

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Hi, my name is Halina. I joined Cressington Manor in 2016 and I share the Reception / Admin role with Helen. I enjoy welcoming visitors to the nursery and building a rapport with Parents/Carers, but above all else, I love meeting the children and making them feel welcome too! I am always happy to help with any enquiries or signpost to the correct member of the team.

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Helen

Receptionist & Administrator 

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Hi, my name is Helen and I share the reception role with Halina. I really enjoy my role on reception, greeting the children every day and receiving a smile and a wave back. I love to see the crafty creations the children make to take home with them. Along with my various duties on reception, I’m also here to help parents/carers with any administration queries they may have.

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