Our Expert Childcare Staff

No matter how good the facilities, a nursery can only be as good as the team behind it. All our staff are friendly, approachable, caring and strive to provide the best possible care for our children.

Our committed team are highly motivated, caring and experienced. All of our Early Years Educators are qualified to a minimum Level 3 (or above) in a relevant early years and childcare qualification. Our apprentices are all working toward a level 3 qualification.

Continuous professional development is embedded in our ethos enabling staff to learn and develop throughout their employment at Charnwood Nursery & Pre-school.

Meet The Team

Beverly Coltman – August 2001. Director. 
CMI Level 5 Diploma in Early Years Leadership & Management. Solihull Approach Parenting Group Facilitator. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Steve Coltman – October 2013. Director.
Health & Safety Officer, Maintenance, Nursery Cook. Safer Food Supervisor Level 3 Award in Food Safety.

Gillian Isaac – March 1999. Nursery Manager.
Designated Safeguarding Lead. CMI level 5 Diploma in Early Years Leadership & Management. CACHE level 4 CCLD. BTEC National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies. Solihull Parenting Facilitator. 

Zoe Barker – January 2008. Assistant Manager. 
Designated Safeguarding Lead. Foundation Degree. BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. 

Christina Wilson – February 2000. Early Years Professional.
Designated Safeguarding Lead. BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies, NNEB Diploma. Solihull Parenting Group Facilitator. Safeguarding Training Lead. 

Ayesha Fay - October 2005. Accounts Co-ordinator.
Level 3 Playwork. Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration.

Phillip Flack – January 2008. Maintenance.
Safeguarding

Laurie Needham – June 2015. Nursery Cook
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Luke Astle – August 2017. Forest School and Outdoor Learning Lead.
Forest School Practitioner Level 3. Higher Level Teaching Assistant. NVQ Level 3 Autistic Spectrum Disorders/Health and Social Care. Safeguarding. First Aid.

Hollie Millergill – June 2010. Room Leader. 
Working towards NCFC CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner. BTEC National Diploma. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Shelly Pole – June 2003. Early Years Educator.
CACHE Level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Chelsea Hames – April 2014. Early Years Educator.
CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

• Charlotte Gammon – January 2016. Early Years Educator.
CACHE Level 3 in Early Childhood Studies. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Danica Desai – February 2017. Early Years Educator.
CACHE Level 3 in Early Childhood Studies. Safeguarding. 

Rachel York – October 2005. Room Leader
Working towards NCFC CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner. BTEC NVQ level 3. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Remay Tarpy – November 2013. Early Years Educator
Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Early Years. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Kaisha Brown – January 2014. Early Years Educator.
Working towards NCFC CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner. CACHE Level 3. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Bronwyn Piggins – January 2016. Early Years Educator.
BTEC National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Priti Kakad – October 2017. Early Years Educator.
CACHE Level 3 in Pre-school Practice.

Kirsty Thomson – October 2017. Early Years Educator.
NNEB diploma. CCE Working With Babies. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Chelsea Beck – April 2017. Apprentice in Early Years Level 3.
Safeguarding. 

Becky Snow – September 2015. Room Leader
NVQ Level 3 Childcare Learning and Development. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Kathleen Connolly – October 2014. Early Years Educator.
NVQ Level 3 Childcare Learning and Development. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Courtney Bray – March 2015. Early Years Educator.
CACHE Level 3 in Children’s Learning and Development. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Manisha Patel – September 2015. Early Years Educator.
NVQ CCLD. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Jessica Thompson – October 2016. Early Years Educator.
EDI Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Nyasha Moyo – August 2017. Early Years Educator.
BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Lucy Cooper – July 2016. Apprentice in Early Years Level 3.
Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Natalie Palmer – October 2016. Room leader. 
Senco. NVQ level 3. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Lauren Gibbens – July 2015. Early Years Educator.
BTEC National Diploma in Early Years. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Erin Ward – October 2016. Early Years Educator.
CACHE Level 3 in Childcare Learning and Development. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Jess Price – August 2017. Teacher.
Qualified Teacher Status. BA Honours Musical Theatre. Safeguarding. Basic Food Hygiene.

Keavie Warrilow – November 2016. Apprentice in Early Years Level 3. 
Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Abigail Savage – April 2010. Teacher & Room Leader 
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (primary) NQT. BA Honours in Education Studies and Business Education. NVQ Level 3 in Playwork. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Louise Kirwan – June 2007. Early Years Teacher. Senco. 
BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. BTEC National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Louiza Cox – May 2011. Early Years Educator.
Children’s Care and Development Level 4. NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Education. NVQ level 2 working with babies. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Simon Wale – September 2013. Early Years Educator.
Working towards NCFC CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner. CACHE Level 3 Diploma. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Claire Curtis – May 2007. Early Years Educator.
Working towards NCFC CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner. NVQ Level 3 Child Care Learning and Development.  Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Kelly Goodfellow – September 2013. Early Years Educator.
 NVQ Level 3 Child Care Learning and Development. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid. Basic Food Hygiene.

Claire Jones – January 2013. Early Years Educator / One to One Support Worker
Working towards NCFC CACHE level 4 certificate for the early years advanced practitioner. NVQ Level 3 Child Care Learning and Development. NVQ Level 3 Playwork. Safeguarding. Paediatric First Aid.

Charnwood Nursery & Pre-school is a privately run day nursery in Thurmaston, Leicester. We are registered for 115 children aged 0-4 years.  

We also provide out of school care for children aged 4 - 11 years.

Contact Us

22-24 Lonsdale Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 8JF

0116 269 6162