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Nursery Manager: Rebecca Croft

Rebecca CroftRebecca qualified as an NNEB Nursery Nurse from Reading College in 1995 and has worked continually in the private day care sector since qualifying.

When the nursery opened in 2003 she was the Third In Charge and the Team Leader within the 2 to 3 year olds room. By 2006 Rebecca had become the Deputy Manager and she has now been managing the nursery since June 2013.

Rebecca holds the following qualifications, NNEB, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management, NVQ Level 3 Introductory Certificate in Management, NVQ Level 3 in Management and Essential Skills for new NHS Managers.

Nursery Deputy Manager: Louise Wye

Louise GlowackiLouise has worked at Little Dragons since the nursery opened in 2003, completing her NVQ childcare qualification at the nursery. Louise has since gone on to gain NVQ’s at Level 3 and Level 4 in management and most recently completed the NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Leadership.

Early Years Professional and Team Leader for the 3-4 year olds: Michelle Foster

Michelle FosterMichelle has worked in the nursery since 2007. She was employed as a Nursery Nurse and worked in the 3 to 5 year old room but has now also had experience working throughout the nursery in all of the rooms.

Michelle qualified as a Nursery Nurse, DCE Level 3 Diploma in 2004 at Reading College and worked in another private day care setting following her qualification.

In recent years Michelle has completed a Bachelor of Arts Children’s Development and Learning in 2011 (BACDL) and gained the EYP, Early Years Professional Status in 2012 and now works closely with Lorna and

Team Leader for the 2-3 year olds: Christine Garcia

Christine has worked at Little Dragons since the nursery opened in 2003 and was the Foundation Team Leader in the 3 to 5 years room for a number of years.

She has now been team leading the 2 to 3 year room since 2013 and is the nursery SENCO. Christine also takes a keen interest in children’s nutrition and recently completed a training course ‘Diet and Nutrition for Children’ Level 3.

She is an NNEB Nursery Nurse and has completed a Level 4 in Management.

Team Leader for the under 2’s: Kirsty Elmore

Kirsty Elmore Kirsty has worked at Little Dragons since 2007 when she completed NVQ Level 2 and 3 in child care.

Since then Kirsty has had experience with all age groups at the nursery and has been a very steady member of the team.

Kirsty has been team leading the Green Room since late 2017 and has completed an introductory course in Team Leading.

Testimonials

H has been able to play with new toys/activities and be surrounded by children and lovely staff members.   We are moving away from the area, we are very sad that we have to move her nursery.

I love hearing about H's day when I pick her up, she looks so comfortable with all of the staff especially Kirsty.  Kirsty has been fabulous, she has really taken her time with H and H adores her. Kirsty has gone above and beyond for H. We know that she gets very attached to people and we are lucky that we have had Kirsty and all of your lovely staff members to look after her.

The nursery is very reasonably priced and we have been really happy with her care and all communications.  I have already recommended the nursery to other friends and colleagues.

Thank you so much for everything. Unfortunately we have unexpectedly had to move locations but if we hadn’t we would have been very happy for H to stay at the nursery.

G.A

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