Our Team

We have an excellent, experienced team of staff. We appreciate the personalities and strengths each of these individuals bring to our Nursery. Our team consists of Sharon (manager), two Deputy Managers, an early intervention Co-ordinator, 2 Room Leaders, and dedicated Nursery Nurses. All of our staff have relevant childcare qualifications ranging from NVQ 3, B-TEC diploma, EYPS . Refresher courses are engaged by all of our staff to keep their knowledge to a high standard. We are proud that many of our staff are long-standing members of our team with over ten years experience.

Each one of our children is assigned a key worker - a member of staff dedicated to the assessment and development of that child. We work closely with parents to ensure all needs are met appropriately and effectively.

Consistent staff and a well embedded key person system means that all our children develop strong relationships. Your child's key person will be your main point of contact within the nursery, they will help both you and your child to become familiar with the nursery setting and to help reassure you both feel confident and secure. Each key person will work alongside you to ensure your child makes good progress in their learning and development.

Some comments from our Team

Janet - Owner - BEd Hons “I always remember friends saying how fortunate I was being able to earn a living from my hobby. Opening Rupert's in 1988 was the realisation of a long held dream – a Day Nursery where I would be happy to leave my own children all day. I still enjoy seeing how happily the children arrive each morning and watching them learn and develop”.

Sharon - Nursery Manager - NVQ level 3 Learning & Development, BTEC Diploma in Nursery Nursing, Level 3 First Line Management, H&S Co-ordinator - “ I joined Ruperts in April 1997. Rupert's to me is a home from home and not just a job. I feel all the people who work at Rupert's work as a family unit and we all strive to deliver the best care we can for the children. I work alongside the staff in the Nursery rooms to ensure the aims we set are met and I am always on hand to help out if needed. I oversee the education and development of the children and we aim high as a team to encourage the children to reach their full potential. Play to me is a huge part of education and it underpins all development and learning for young children and as a team leader I strive to deliver this daily”.

Sandra - Cook and Nursery Nurse - NVQ Level 2 “I joined Ruperts in February 1998. I enjoy my job because I know that the food I provide for the children is healthy and nutritious and it gives me great pleasure when I see the children enjoying the meals I provide and knowing that I have contributed to a healthy start in their lives. I work closely with parents and I provide recipes and any nutritional requirements they need for their child. I love talking to children about what they eat and where it comes from."

Tommy - Nursery Nurse - “I joined Ruperts in November 2000. I work every afternoon in the tweenie room and I enjoy every single day. In my career I have previously worked in leisure with children and I enjoy all kinds of different activities. I plan for activities both indoors and outdoors so I reach all of the children's potentials. If you would like to know anything please ask me as I am always here to help”.

Anna - Deputy - I joined Ruperts in March 2012. " I have a foundation degree in early years practice and over 8 years experience of working in childcare settings. Previous to that I was a private nanny for a few years .I am also a mum of a very active two year old. As a parent dropping off my son in the morning it is lovely to see him run to his classroom full of smiles. I feel that our nursery is a happy safe environment for the children".