Ms Muranka is a qualified and experienced Early Years Professional and Special Education Needs Coordinator who is committed to providing the highest quality of education, care and learning. She has extremely high standards and an ethos of always striving for excellence. These are evident in the commitment of her team of highly motivated staff and the quality of care they provide, and by the outstanding progress made by all the children in the nursery.
Miss Lightfoot is the Parent Partnership Leader responsible for building strong partnerships with parents. She is training to become a Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and is particularly passionate about supporting pupils with SEN. As a fully qualified Early Language Lead Practitioner she also takes a lead role in developing high quality language provision.
Miss Turner is the Behaviour Officer in the Honey Bee Room. Committed to inspiring positive behaviour, she has introduced the Achievement Board, the ‘Sofa of Success’ and self-registration. She is enthusiastic, naturally full of energy and always looking for new and exciting opportunities for outdoor exploration.
Miss Wood enjoys working with the children in all areas of the nursery, particularly the Messy Room. She always encourages the children to get involved in the various messy activities and to explore the many different textures and senses.
Miss Ricordo is the SEAL/PSED Leader for the Honey Bee Room. Children are particularly drawn to her quiet and calm personality and feel secure and motivated to learn. Children love the vibrant and fun ‘honey bee’ songs that she has introduced for Circle Time.
Mrs Henson brings a real energy and enthusiasm to the nursery and particularly excels in leading large groups of children with exciting circle times and upbeat outdoor dancing sessions.
Miss Simpson is training towards Level 3 NVQ, and is particularly enthusiastic about all physical activity such as swimming, dance and P.E. She forms excellent bonds with the children and is dedicated to ensuring all the children reach their full potential.
Miss Cooper has a real interest in working with children with special education needs and forms particularly strong bonds with these children. She has an artistic and creative flair which can be seen around the nursery with her recent Disney artwork and with the creation of the ice cream parlor in the role play areas.
Miss Rhode's calm and patient personality has proved an invaluable asset in helping to settle our new starters. Children often approach Miss Rhodes when they just want some quiet time or a peaceful moment. They also enjoying the new puppets and songs she has introduced in the music area.
Serena is a very caring member of staff and is always willing to help. Her favourite teaching activities are the role play, especially working in the home corner where she is happy to have a cup of tea with all the children. However it is dancing, mainly Zumba, where Serena is most creative and active and always encourages everyone to join in.
Miss Cooke is currently studying for a degree in Primary Education at Leeds Trinity. She has a real creative flair: introducing activities which encourage expression and understanding. This is particularly evident in all her outdoor activities and with the Jolly Phonics exploration project.
Miss Sheard has a pleasant and kind nature that helps the children feel at ease with her very quickly. She loves dancing and exercising with the children and always enjoys accompanying them on their many trips.
Mrs Kumar is a very well organised member of staff with very high standards. She helps serve lunch and snacks and sets up the various daily activities. She also likes to ensure the nursery is kept tidy and clean - a task she is often assisted with by her team of little helpers.