Meet our Staff


Gill Smith, Founder of the Gooseberry Bush Day Nursery

The Management Team

Hello! We are the Management Team and we are in charge of the day-to-day running of the Gooseberry Bush.

We are all qualified DSLs (Designated Safeguarding Leads), if you have any concerns about a child, an adult, or if you have any concerns regarding radicalisation, you can contact us either by phone, email or in-person.

You can also speak to us about any questions you might have regarding our setting, whether your queries be in relations to fees, bookings, policies and procedures, staff practice or any other questions you may have.

Claire B – Manager
(Designated Safeguarding Officer)
Jean – Deputy Manager
(Designated Safeguarding Officer)
Jenni – Deputy Manager
(Designated Safeguarding Officer)

Piglets Room

Hello! We are the Piglets Team, we work with children from 6 weeks to 2 years old.

Our room is all-year round, meaning we are open throughout the half-term holidays, as well as Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays. If you’d like to learn more about our room, please follow the link: Piglets

Our room is open from 8am until 6pm.

Nicky – Nursery Nurse (Room Leader) Natalie – Nursery Nurse (First Aider) Bev – Nursery Nurse Alannah – NVQ II
Miah – Apprentice

Pooh Bears Room

Hello! We are the Pooh Bears Team, we work with children from 2 years old to 3 years old.

Our room is all-year round, meaning we are open throughout the half-term holidays, as well as Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays. If you’d like to learn more about our room and what we get up to, please follow the link: Pooh Bears

Our room is open from 8am until 6pm.

Chelsea – Nursery Nurse (Room Leader) Kaylie – Nursery Nurse Jody – Nursery Nurse Sam D – Nursery Nurse

Little Tiggers Room

Hello! We are the Little Tiggers Team, we work with children that are 3 years old, but will not be attending school this school year.

Our room is all-year round, meaning we are open throughout the half-term holidays, as well as Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays. Curious about our room? Follow the link for more information: Little Tiggers

Our room is open from 8am until 6pm.

Jenni – Nursery Nurse Janet – Nursery Nurse Alisha – Nursery Nurse Alice – Apprentice
(Room Leader)

Big Tiggers Room

Hello! We are the Big Tiggers Team, we work with children that are 4 year olds and over that will be attending school this school year.

Our room is all-year round, meaning we are open throughout the half-term holidays, as well as Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays. If you’d like more information of what mischief we get up to, please follow the link: Big Tiggers 

Our room is open from 8am until 6pm.

James – Nursery Nurse (Room Leader) Stacey R- Nursery Nurse Donna – Apprentice Molly – Apprentice

Rabbits Room

Hello! We are the Rabbits Team, we work with children from 2 years old to 3 years old.

Our room is term-time only, meaning we are closed during half-term holidays, Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays. We are also closed during Inset Days. Wondering what we get up to? Take a look by following the link: Rabbits

Our room is open from 8am until 4pm.

Mel – Nursery Nurse (Room Leader) Terrie – Nursery Nurse Davina – Nursery Nurse

Eeyores Room

Hello! We are the Eeyores Team,
we work with children that are 4 year olds and over that will be attending school this school year.

Our room is term-time only, meaning we are closed during half-term holidays, Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays. We are also closed during Inset Days. If you’d like to find out more about us, just follow the link: Eeyores

Our room is open from 8am until 4pm.

Tania Tracy
Claire – Nursery Nurse (Room Leader) Tania – Nursery Nurse Tracy – Nursery Nurse Stacey T – Nursery Nurse

Danielle and Laura
SENDCO Team

Emily and Hannah
2 to 1 Additional Support Workers

Hello, we are the SENDCo Team! We work closely with children to support them in any areas of the EYFS they may be behind in. Hi! We work closely with the SENDCo Team to support children that may be behind in areas of the EYFS.
Danielle & Laura

Staff

Paige
Joanne – Café Supervisor Julie – Nursery Chef Paige – Administrator James – Finances Assistant
(Health & Safety Officer)
Kathy – Cleaner Margaret – Cleaner Mark – Caretaker