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 daughter who attends Carousel. Katharine is a qualified Early Years Teacher.
Ruth has worked at Carousel since 2010. She is a qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner. 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 a qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner. 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 a qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner. Hayley is our Hedgehogs room leader. She particularly enjoys planning a variety of activities and seeing what the children can achieve.
Georgia has worked at Carousel since 2018. She is a qualified Level 2 Early Years Practitioner, and is currently studying for her Level 3. Georgia supports the team across the nursery, working with all age ranges. She enjoys singing with the children to encourage their speech and language development.
Sarah has worked at Carousel since 2016. She is a qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner. 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, currently studying for her Level 3 qualification as an Early Years Practitioner. 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, currently studying for her Level 3 qualification as an Early Years Practitioner. Lilly is the assistant in our Rabbit room and she particularly enjoys answering the children’s questions, helping them to understand the world.
Lauren joined the Carousel team in December 2020 as an apprentice. She is currently studying for her Early Years Practitioner (Level 2) qualification, which she should complete by the spring term of 2022. Lauren is based mainly in our pre-school room, and loves working with children because every day is different and they keep things entertaining!
Joana joined the Carousel team in December 2020 as an apprentice. She is currently studying for her Early Years Practitioner (Level 2) qualification, which she should complete by the spring term of 2022. Joana is the assistant in our Ducklings room, where she enjoys working with the children to help move them forward in their development and meet their next steps.