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Our Team

At Tom Thumb Nursery we pride ourselves on our highly qualified, long standing team, many of whom have been at Tom Thumb for years! We believe in creating a warm and friendly environment and welcome all new children into our family.

At Tom Thumb Nursery all staff members hold an up to date Paediatric first aid certificate, fire safety certificate, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding and at least a Level 1 Child Protection and strongly encourage and supported with their own continuing professional development. 


Claire - Nursery Owner/Manager

Claire has worked at Tom Thumb Nursery since 1995 and owned the nursery from 2005. She holds a foundation degree in Child Care. 


 Jenna Jenna Jenna - Deputy Manager  


Jenna started  at Tom Thumb Nursery in July 2007  and holds a CACHE level 3 diploma in Child Care and Education. Jenna has also completed Senco and child Protection training. Jenna  Safe Guarding lead.



Sylvia Sylvia

Sylvia - Nursery Practitioner

 Sylv is the longest running member of the Tom Thumb team and has been here since 1987! Sylv holds an NVQ Level 3 in childcare, has completed an "Understanding Babies" course plus many years of experience.






 Chloe - Room Leader

Chloe has an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and has worked at Tom Thumb since January 2015. Chloe has also completed East Sussex recent Senco training




Aimee - Nursery Practitioner

Aimee started working with us in December 2019 and has achieved an NVQ level 3 in Child Care . She has completed an Understanding Babies course.




 Mandy - Nursery Practitioner

Mandy has been at Tom Thumb since June 2006 and holds an NVQ level 2 in Child Care.





Ria - Deputy Manager 

Ria has worked at Tom Thumb since October 2005 , she holds a NVQ level 3 in Child Care. Ria has completed recent East Sussex SenCo training and is the Deputy Safe Guarding lead.





Katherine - Senco & EYP

Katherine has worked at Tom Thumb since September 2008 and holds a BA Hons in primary Education specialising in Early Years and is qualified as a Level 3 Senco. 



 Hannah- Nursery Practitioner 

  Hannah started at Tom Thumb in October 2017 and holds a CACHE level 3 Diploma in Early Years 




 Lydia- Room Leader

  Lydia returned to Tom Thumb in July 2022 after previously working here. She holds NCFE CACHE Level 3                   Diploma in Childcare and Education and is the Deputy Safe Guarding lead . 




 Casey - Nursery Practitioner

   Casey has a Level3 NVQ in Childcare and started with us again in September 2022 after previously working                with us.




  Hollie- Nursery Practitioner

    Holly re-joined Tom thumb in December 2022 and has a Level 2 NVQ in childcare and is currently working                     towards her level 3.




  Alice- Trainee

   Alice started at Tom Thumb as a volunteer in May 2022 and joined the team permanently in October 2022. Alice is      working towards her NVQ Level 2 in childcare.  




   Molly- Nursery Practitioner

     Molly started working with us in April 2023 and has an NVQ level 2 in Child Care and is now working towards her

     level 3.


 Ebony - Well-Being coordinator 

Ebony started working at Tom Thumb in June 2022 as bank staff and after finishing her degree in Psychology is now  with us full time. Ebony had completed her SENCO training, has a BA in Psychology and is currently training for her NVQ Level 3. 


                         Becky- Trainee

                                        Becky Started with us in January 2023 and is currently working towards her NVQ level 2 in Childcare.