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Our Team

apAt 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. 

 

ClaireClaire

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Chantelle Chantelle

 Chantelle - Deputy Manager

Chantelle has been with us since 2019 and holds a level 3 NVQ in Childcare. Chantelle has also completed an "Understanding Babies course and completed the East Sussex Senco course.

 

 

 

  

 

Mary Mary

Mary - Room Leader

 Mary has been at Tom Thumb since November 2011 and holds an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and has recently completed the East Sussex Senco training.

 

 

 

 

JulieJulie

Julie- Nursery Cook

Julie has been at Tom Thumb Nursery since February 2000. Julie holds a level 2 NVQ in Childcare  

 

 

 

 

CholeChole

 

 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 2 in Child Care and is working towards an NVQ Level 3. 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 (Maternity Leave)

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 has completed East Sussex Senco training. 

 

 

 

  Leanne - Room Leader

   Leanne returned to Tom Thumb in May 2021 having previously worked here. She has an NVQ Level 3 in Child  Care.          

 

 Hannah- Nursery Practitioner (Maternity Leave)

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

 

                         


                         Lydia- Nursery Practitioner

                                         Lydia returned to Tom Thumb in July 2022 after previously working here. She holds NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma                                             in Childcare and Education. 

 

 

 Ella - Trainee 

 Ella Started working at Tom Thumb in October 2021 and will be working towards a level 3 NVQ in Child Care

 

                           

 

         

Ilana- Trainee

Ilana started working with us in November and will be working towards her NVQ level 2 in Child Care. She has completed an Understanding Babies course.

 

 

           

Belle- Trainee

Belle has completed a Cache Level 2 in caring for children and young people and will be working towards her NVQ      level 3 in child care.

 

 

 

 

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