Along with my sister Jacqui, I am the co-director of Carousel, which has been a way of life for me since 1992. I have helped to shape our nursery into the successful, caring business that it is today. I am married with a large family, including young grandchildren, and they are all hugely important to me. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, cooking, gardening, reading and socialising.
I am co-director of Carousel Day Nursery, together with my sister Bev. After many years I still find the dynamic of running this nursery so rewarding. In my ‘other life’ I love to spend time with my family and friends, walking with my dog, reading and baking cakes.
Katharine came to Carousel Day Nursery as a 2 year old when her mum Bev first opened the
nursery in 1992! Since then she has studied History at Cambridge University and spent five years working for an MP in Parliament. She is married to James and they have a baby daughter who now attends Carousel too. Katharine will be starting her Early Years Initial Teacher Training course in September 2020 and will be a qualified early years teacher by the summer of 2021.
Ruth has worked at Carousel since 2010. She is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. Ruth is the room leader in our Rabbit room and is one of our fire officers. Ruth particularly enjoys supporting children’s learning to meet next steps in their development.
Abbie joined Carousel in 2015. She is trained to NVQ Level 3 in childcare. Abbie is our Assistant Manager, a designated safeguarding officer, and fire officer and is part of our behaviour management team. Abbie is our Pre-School Squirrel room leader and particularly enjoys conversations with the children, listening to their interesting stories and funny jokes!
Kerry joined Carousel in 2016. She is trained to NCFE CACHE Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner. Kerry is one of our senior nursery nurses and is our main Special Needs Co-Ordinator. She is also our Duckling room leader. She enjoys supporting children with additional needs and doing all sorts of sensory and messy activities.
Hayley has worked at Carousel since 2018 . She is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. Hayley is our Hedgehogs room assistant. She particularly enjoys planning a variety of activities and seeing what the children can achieve.
Georgia has worked at Carousel since 2018. She has completed her Level 2 certificate in Childcare. Georgia is our Ducklings room assistant. She enjoys singing with the children to encourage their speech and language development.
Sarah has worked at Carousel since 2016. She is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. Sarah is our Pre-School room assistant. She particularly enjoys watching the children grow and develop, as well as being creative and imaginative when reading stories to the children.
Shannon joined Carousel in 2020. She is an apprentice and will begin training for her Level 3 NVQ in Childcare in the New Year. Shannon is the assistant in our Hedgehog room and she enjoys spending time with children in the garden, helping to bring on their physical development.
Lilly joined Carousel in 2020. She is an apprentice and will begin training for her Level 3 NVQ in Childcare in the New Year. Lilly is the assistant in our Rabbit room and she particularly enjoys answering the children’s questions, helping them to understand the world.
Zoe has worked at Carousel since 2016. She is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. Zoe is one of our part time staff members and has experience working with all age ranges within our nursery. She enjoys watching the children develop and grow and loves the family feel environment we have at Carousel.