Our Staff


Gill Smith, Founder of the Gooseberry Bush

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 –
Nursery 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.

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.

Our room is open from 8am until 6pm.

    Kim  
Chloe – Nursery Nurse (Room Leader)   Kaylie – Nursery Nurse   Kim – Nursery Nurse   Sam D – NVQ II
             
 

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.

Our room is open from 8am until 6pm.

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

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.

Our room is open from 8am until 6pm.

       
Gaynor – Nursery Nurse (Room Leader)   Stacey R- Nursery Nurse   Donna – 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.

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.

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

 

2 to 1 Additional Support Workers

Hello! We are the SENDCo Team and SEN Support. We work with children to support them in any areas of the EYFS they may be behind in. We also run Focus Groups that are designed to help children achieve the best they can.   Emily and Hannah
Danielle & Laura    

Staff

    Paige  
Joanne – Café Supervisor   Julie D- Chef   Paige – Administrator   James – Accounts Assistant
             
             
       
Kathy – Cleaner   Margaret – Cleaner   Mark – Caretaker