The Elf has been making snow angels in our messy play overnight!
|Smiles Children's Day Nursery & School Clubs||
Meet The Team!
Simon: Finance Director
Deputy Manager and SENCo
Hi my name is Melissa, I am the room leader of the Inventors and joint SENCO.
I have been working with children for around 8 years! I love working with children because not only is it great fun but it also very rewarding by helping them grow and develop into young people.
In my spare time I enjoy going out with my Husband, friends and family.
Explorers and Discoverers Room:
Hi, my name is Emily. I am the room leader in the Explorers and Discoverers room.
I started working in early years in 2016 and left in 2018 to work in a high school with older children. Since gaining my level 6 degree in childcare, I find it really rewarding to watch the children grow and develop.
Outside of work I do a lot of creative activities, such as drawing. Therefore, I enjoy providing arts and crafts activities for the children.
Hi my name is Laura. I have a level three qualification in childcare.
I began volunteering at Smiles whilst completing my qualification at college. I then began working at Smiles full time once my course was completed.
I really enjoy messy play with the children and I also love getting them outdoors!
Hi my name is Kasey and I am an Assistant Practitioner.
I worked in Smiles Before and After School Clubs before coming to the nursery full time and I am currently working towards having a Level 3 in Childcare.
I enjoy supporting the children’s imaginative play and playing outside with them.
Deputy manager and Room Leader
Hi, my name is Nic!
I’m a senior nursery practitioner with a level 3 qualification in childcare.
I am recently a new mother who loves going on family outings.
Hi, my name is Jodie.
I have been working in childcare for around 15 years and I love it. I have my level 3 childcare qualification as well as completing various further learning course to continuously expand on my knowledge.
I love the idea of helping and caring for children and them becoming anything they wish to in the future and I love the idea of me having something to do with that.
Hello my name is Amy and I have my Level 3 in Childcare and Education.
I have worked in childcare for over 7 years and joined the Smiles team in May 2018.
I really enjoy reading stories and singing songs to the children, I also love messy play!
Hi, my name is Lacey!
I have been working with children since 2016 and I have a level 3 qualification in Children’s Play, Learning and Development.
My favourite part about working with children is knowing that I can help them learn and develop, giving them the strongest start to their future.
Hi my name is Caroline and I am the Creators room leader.
I have got my Level 3 in childcare.
I previously worked in a wedding shop and a florist, but children are my passion and I am always excited to learn more about them and their amazing imaginations.
Hi my name is Kirby and I started at Smiles at the end of November 2018, but I have been working with children for around 7 years. Some of my experiences include working at Dorothy Goodman School and volunteering at Green towers. I gained my Level 2 NVQ in Teaching and Support Learning and I am also qualified climbing instructor. I enjoy working with the children because I love watching them learn new things and progress. Being a part of their journey is incredible.
Hi my name is Chloe. I first began at Smiles as a placement student whilst at college. I am now employed as a full time Assistant Practitioner. I am currently working to achieve my Level 3 qualification in childcare.
Helping young children in their learning and development is an ambition I have had from my primary school days.
Hi, my name is Julie. I have worked at Smiles for around 4 years now. Before Smiles, I worked in a care home for 13 years.
I have experience with every age group in the nursery, as I used to cover in all of the rooms.
I have grandchildren as well, that keep me very busy!
I love to read to the children and be outdoors with them too.
I really enjoy being with the children and watching them progress as they grow.
Hi, I am Charlotte. I have completed my apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce at Smiles. I have helped care for my younger sister at home. I enjoy working with children and with their development, as they grow up. Helping children is something that I am passionate about.
Room Leader and SENCo
Hi, my name is Jackie and I am a mum of two teenage boys.
I have been working within the early years sector for 7 years, having started off as a volunteer in a playgroup. I completed my level 3 qualification and then graduated with an Early Years Foundation Degree in July 2018.
The early years are such a special time and having been there to support my boys growing up, I want to be there for other children to support their learning and development and to give them the best possible outcome in life.
Hello, I’m Lydia. I have a level 3 qualification and I have worked in childcare for around 10 years.
I have a daughter called Evie, who also attends the nursery.
My favourite part of the job has always been helping the children grow and develop, letting their individual personalities shine.
Hi, I am Katherine.
I have worked with children for 18 years now, mainly working with 4 – 11 year olds prior to my full time job at the nursery.
I started with Smiles as a play worker at the before and after school club.
I mainly enjoy doing craft activities and interacting with the children.
Hi, my name is Jenna! I have worked with children for the last 20 years. In this time I have worked on holiday resorts and a number of nurseries in Coventry, Leicestershire and Warwickshire.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Years Professional Studies which I gained whilst working full time.
I enjoy working with children as no two days are the same and children always have a way of surprising you!
Hi I’m Vina, I have worked with children for over 19 years now!
I am Level 3 qualified in childcare and I am up to date with relevant training.
I enjoy doing all sorts of activities with the children and taking them out, watching them learn as they play.
Hi, my name is Sarah. I am a level 3 apprentice and I have my level 2 NVQ qualification in childcare. I have had around a years worth of experience in a nursery, where I developed new skills conducting myself as a nursery nurse. I enjoy working with children because it’s interesting to see them learn and develop each day. It is a good feeling to know that you have earned the children’s trust by making them feel safe and happy.
My name is Lauren,
I have just joined Smiles Day Nursery as an apprentice in 2021. I’m looking forward to becoming a full time practitioner. I enjoy crafting out of work!
Lunch Cover - Nursery Assistant - Jan
Housekeeper - Ruth
Kitchen Manager - Sue
Kitchen Assistant - Claire
Assistant Practitioner - Lana
Assistant Practitioner - Sarah