Childcare Staff Our dedicated and friendly staff are always ready to talk to you about your child. Staff are DBS checked and qualified in childcare, paediatric and first aid at work qualified. One staff member is an apprentice being trained on-site. Sharon Ellis Childcare Services Manager Has over 30 years of childcare experience in the early years 0-12yrs. She is qualified as a Nursery Nurse and holds a postgraduate diploma in integrated provision for children and families, a postgraduate diploma in early years leadership and level 3 Special Education Needs and disabilities. Sharon is also the designated safeguarding lead for the childcare team. Sharon works all year round and Managers both the preschool and playscheme. She is also a first aider on site. Iris Suarez Deputy/Early Years Teacher and SENCO Has been working in childcare for 5 years. She is second in command and deputy designated safeguarding lead for the childcare service. She has an Early Years Qualified Teacher status stemming from a degree and Master's degree in Education. Iris is also a key person for children within the preschool and supports staff understanding in SEND. Iris works term time only and is a first pediatric first aider. Nora Bekkai Childcare Apprentice Has had 5 years experience as a practitioner. During this time she has completed her level 2 with us at Mary's as a student and is now studying for her level 3 in childcare as an apprentice here at Mary’s. Nora demonstrates lots of creativity when working enthusiastically with the children. She is also a qualified first aider and works within the playscheme. Omoseke Oyem Early Years Practitioner Has been qualified for 3 years as a Level 3 childcare practitioner. Known as Seke, she is a key person to the children here at Mary’s and shows a passion for working with children. She is also a qualified first aider. Teke Teka Early Years Practitioner Teki is a qualified level 2 childcare practitioner. She works part-time, term-time within the preschool as a key person. Teki qualified as a student with us at Mary’s and has 3 years of work experience with children in the early years. Teke is a qualified first aider. Laura Dowse Early Years Practitioner Is a qualified level 3 childcare practitioner. Laura has 10 years of work experience behind her and works here term time as a key person. Laura is passionate about the work she does with children in the early years. She is a qualified first aider with overall really sound childcare knowledge. Keeley Dolan-Young Early Years Practitioner Is qualified at level 2 in childcare and is currently and is currently supporting the preschool on a part-time casual basis. Keeley is enthusiastic and gets fully involved in knowing what is needed to be a great practitioner. Keeley has 3 years of experience in childcare. Leeanne Prosper Childcare Admin Receptionist Has 5 years experience in the admin field and is proficient in organising data and correspondence to support the whole organisation's communication. Leeanne is getting ready to study for an accountancy course. Leeanne is also a qualified first aider.