Meet Our Staff

Meet our team of dedicated child care professionals

Nikola MastersNikola Masters – Owner and Nursery Administration

Start date – Dec 1997

Qualifications – NVQ5 Child Care Learning & Development Advanced Practice & Management, First Aid, Level 2 Food Standards, Fire warden

Role at  Nursery– Registered Person for the Nursery, administration, accounts, purchasing, maintenance, health and safety, marketing

Other roles –  Representing the views of member groups on the National Day Nursery Association expert panel, Chair NDNA Torfaen & Newport Network, Chair Friends of Pontypool Town Community Group

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Lisa Jones – Officer in Charge and Positive Discipline Officer

Start date – Dec 1997

Qualifications–  NNEB, NVQ5 Child Care Learning & Development Advanced Practice & Management, First Aid, Level 2 Food Standards, Fire Warden

Daily role at nursery – Managing the Nursery on a daily basis, child & parent liaison, staffing and administration and registered responsible person for the Nursery setting

Other roles – overseeing behavioural issues, special needs, representing the nursery at area meetings, risk assessments, and whatever else the day brings!

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Clare Farrell – Head of Pre school Group & Deputy Manager

Date started – Sept 1998

Qualifications – NVQ5 Early Years Care and Education Advanced Practice, First Aid, Level 2 Food Standards

Role at Nursery – Head of pre school group, completing the educational planning required to retain Registered Provider Status for Education through Torfaen and ESTYN for the over 3’s

Kelly Forward – Nursery Nurse

Start date – June 2009

Qualifications – NVQ3 Child Care Learning and Development, First Aid, Level 2 Food Standards

Role at Nursery – Toddler group Nursery Nurse

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Kelly Moyle – Nursery Nurse

Date started – August 2007

Qualifications – NVQ3 Child Care Learning & Development, First aid, Food Standards level 2

Role at Nursery – Pre school group Nursery Nurse

Natalie Leighton – Nursery Nurse

Start date –  May 2009

Qualifications – NVQ3 Child care Learning and Development, First Aid, Food Standards Level 2

Role at Nursery – Baby and tots group nursery nurse

Rebecca Lloyd – Nursery Nurse

Start date – March 2011

Qualifications – NVQ3 Child Care Learning and Development, First Aid, Food Standard Level 2

Role at Nursery – Toddler group Nursery Nurse

Melissa Young – Nursery Nurse

Start date – October 2010

Qualifications – NVQ3 Child Care Learning and Development, First Aid, Food Standard Level 2

Role at nursery – supporting the Nursery Nurses in the baby and tots group

 

Shannon Cook – Nursery Nurse

Start date – April 2016

Qualifications – NVQ3 Child Care Learning and Development (currently studying NVQ5)

Role at Nursery – Toddler & Baby Group Nursery Nurse

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Janet Lewis (Charlie) – Daily cook

Start Date – Feb 2014

Qualifications – Level 3 Food standards

Role at Nursery – to cook delicious meals for the children every day

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Sophie Williams – Nursery Nurse

Start Date – Nov 2014

Qualifications – NVQ3 Child Care Learning and Development

Role at Nursery – Baby group Nursery Nurse

 

Eloise Price – Nursery Assistant

Start date – March 2016

Qualifications – NVQ2 Child Care Learning and Development & Training for NVQ3

Role at Nursery – Pre school & Toddler Nursery Assistant

 

Heather Price – Nursery Assistant

Start date – May 2017

Qualifications – NVQ2 Child Care Learning and Development & Training for NVQ3

Role at Nursery – Toddler & Baby Group Nursery Assistant

 

 All staff have been registered with CSSIW plus checked and passed by the Disclosure and Barring Service to work with young children.

All staff within the Nursery have access to many educational and informational courses to keep up to date on Child Care issues and key staff have achieved their First Aid and Food Hygiene Certificates.