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Abbeywood Grange Nursery Croydon

Abbey Wood Grange Nursery

South Croydon’s Premier nursery school

0208 660 9040
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Nursery South Croydon - Childcare Staff

Reassurance to Parents and Relatives

At Abbey Wood Grange we employ experienced highly qualified members of staff, many of whom are long serving members who have all been DBS checked and the necessary documentation is on file.  All passports and driving licences are checked and detailed references from previous employers or colleges are obtained.

Enhanced CRB checks on Vince & Sue, the proprietors, were carried out prior to them taking over the nursery and Ofsted carry out the necessary checks regularly.

Our staff attend regular first aid training, and safeguarding children courses and refreshers and therefore are aware to report anything they feel suspicious of, as well as attending college to obtain the various levels of NVQ in childcare.

We installed CCTV in every room and outside in the garden areas and the perimeter of the nursery for the safety and security of children, staff and visitors.

Many of our staff have been employed in the nursery over a number of years and are known to parents of children who used to attend the nursery.  Lots of the children who join our nursery hear about us by recommendation from their friends who have attended or currently attend.

All staff photo's, together with their positions and any extra languages spoken are posted on the notice board in the reception area.

We believe by employing full and part time personnel good working relationships are developed and exceptional teamwork established. A motivated working team results in happy children.

 

Nursery South Croydon Abbey Wood Grange

Our South Croydon Nursery Staff

Our staff have been very carefully selected and are highly trained and qualified in caring for children.  In order to maintain this level of quality, childcare standards and performance are continually monitored and all staff have the opportunity to participate in continual professional development and training throughout the year.  Regular team meetings and in-house training further promote a feeling of team spirit and encourage staff to feel proud of the important role they play in your child’s development.
Staff form an excellent team and we pride ourselves on our high standards enthusiasm and many happy children. We promote teamwork, enthusiasm, confidence and a chance to enhance self-development. We are proud to announce that over ninety percent of our staff are qualified (e.g. NNEB, BTEC, NVQ level 2/3 or equivalent).  Each of our rooms has at least one qualified nursery nurse.  Almost all of the assistants are working towards a nursery nurse qualification or have experience of working with children.

All visitors to the nursery are given a friendly welcome by happy, smiling and caring staff and our visitors often comment on how nice it is to see people who are so happy in their work and who have such caring passionate nature with the children.

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We have an excellent management team at Abbey Wood Grange who are happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Just ask for Olivia, Lisa or Cheryl.  Olivia is at Nursery five days a week,  Lisa works Monday to Thursday and Cheryl works Monday to Friday.  Also Sue and Vince (proprietors) are often around and available to talk to most of the time.

Our Staff Team

The Management Team

Olivia Shambrook

General Office Manager

NVQ L3 Childcare & NVQ L4 Management

Employed since February 1997

'My name is Olivia Shambrook, I have been employed at Abbey Wood Grange since February 1997. I started out as a Nursery Assistant and worked my way up into the Management role over the years. I hold a Level 3 in Childcare and a Level 4 in Management and believe that this teamed with years of experience as well as becoming a mummy myself has helped me gain experience and understanding from all areas of the profession. I have a rewarding job which I love and I am able to plan for future projects and have a major influence on how they are implemented at the nursery as well as ensure that the children are safe, stimulated and challenged'.

Lisa Ongley

Operations Manager

NNEB & NVQ L4 Management

Employed since November 1998

'My name is Lisa Ongley and I have worked for Abbey Wood since November 1998. I would describe myself as a dedicated, enthusiastic fun loving, caring person, who strives to achieve high standards as an individual and within my nursery team. I feel I have excellent communication and listening skills and will always make time for everyone. I have gained lots of knowledge and experiences since qualifying as a Nursery Nurse which then led me into a Managerial role as well as having my own children has made me the passionate, caring person I am today'.

Cheryl Pepper

Media and Marketing Manager

NVQ L3 Childcare and NVQ L4 Management

Employed since February 2000

'Hello my name is Cheryl Pepper and I have been employed at Abbey Wood Grange since February 2000. I began working with Toddlers where I gained confidence, Knowledge and further qualifications. Over the years I gained experiences within every age group before becoming Head of the Baby Unit and joining the Management Team and most recently embracing my new role as Media and Marketing Manager. I believe that the varied knowledge gained over the years as well as becoming a Mummy ensures that I am understanding and passionate towards staff, parents and children. I am a fun and friendly person with excellent communiaction skills who works well both as an individual and as part of a dediacted team'.

The Management Team is supported by 13 Nursery Nurses and 5 Nursery Assistants

Michelle Escuin

Third in charge & SENCO

NVQ L3 & Foundation Degree In Early Childhood studies

Employed since June 2005

 

Olivia Delacy

Senior Nursery Nurse and Safe Guarding Officer

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since September 2007

 

Kelly McCready - Maternity Leave

Senior Nursery Nurse & Mentor

NVQ L3 Childcare & L3 Diploma in Early Years Practice & Foundation Degree in Early Years Care and Education

Employed since May 2002

 

Margaret Salvage

Nursery Assistant

Employed since February 2001

 

Trish Long

Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since November 2002

 

Maxine De Vilder

Nursery Assistant

Employed since May 2005

 

Davianna Luchmun

Senior Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since May 2006

 

Paige Fuller

Senior Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since May 2008

 

Lorna McCready

Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since May 2011

 

Vanessa Kalubi

Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since October 2011

 

Wendy Adams

Senior Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 & NVQ L4 childcare

Employed since July 2012

 

Madeleine Ashton

Nursery Assistant

NVQ L2 Childcare

Employed since October 2013

 

Abbigale Richardson

Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since February 2014

 

Siobhan Penedo

Nursery Assistant

Training NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since February 2014

 

Nikki Walsh

Senior Nursery Nurse - Maternity Leave

NVQ L3 Childcare and Management

Employed since May 2014

 

China Pierce

Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since May 2014

 

Charli Cook

Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since June 2014

 

Georgia Painter

Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since June 2014

 

Simone Fitz-Patrick

Nursery Assistant

Training NVQ L2

Employed since November 2014

  

Becky Ullah

Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since October 2015

 

Claire Buswell

Senior Nursery Nurse

NVQ L3 Childcare

Employed since January 2016

 

 

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