Nursery South Croydon – Childcare Staff

Reassurance to Parents and Relatives

reassurance to parentsAt 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 licenses are checked and detailed references from previous employers or colleges are obtained.

Enhanced DBS checks on Vince & Sue, the proprietors, were carried out prior to them taking over the nursery and Ofsted carries 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 are 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.

Our South Croydon Nursery Staff

Our South Croydon Nursery StaffOur 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 has 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 forms 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.

Open Doors

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 is supported by a highly qualified and dedicated staff team bringing together experience, knowledge, and passion to continually provide a safe and stimulating environment.

Meet the baby Unit Team

Meet the team baby unitWendy Adams

Senior Nursery Nurse NVQ L3 & 4

Daisy Buckle 

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Maxine De Vilder

Nursery Assistant

Margaret Salvage

Nursery Assistant

Eve Burgess

Nursery Nurse NVQL3

Ellie Hathaway

Nursery Assistant Training NVQL3

Meet the Toddler Unit Team

Sarah King

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Sophie Williams

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Lorna McCready

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Mariah Green

Nursery Assistant

Joanna Olszynka

Nursery Assistant Training NVQL3

Melinda Stinson

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Amy Hallett

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Meet the Tweenie Unit Team

Michelle Escuin

Assistant Manager NVQ L3

Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies

Koran Robinson

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Meet the team Tweenie unitMelissa Palmer

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Melody Prempeh

Nursery Assistant

Lorraine Wrenn

Senior Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Millie Hallett

Nursery Assistant NVQ L2 Training NVQ L3

Maria Simbana 

Nursery Assistant Training NVQ L3

Charlotte Ward

Nursery Assistant NVQ L2 Training NVQ L3

Ayleisha Green

Nursery Assistant

Meet the Pre – School Team

Georgia Painter 

Senior Nursery Nurse NVQL3 & Training Team Leader L3(Management)

Third in charge — Deputy SENCO & Safeguarding Officer

Paige Chapman

Assistant Manager NVQL3

Safeguarding and SENCO lead & behaviour co ordinator


Nursery Nurse NVQ L3 Training Team Leader L3

Becky Pizzey

Senior Nursery Nurse NVQL3

Meet the pre school teamChina Hill

Third in Charge & Deputy SENCO NVQ L3

Abbigale Richardson

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3

Simon Dodds

Nursery Assistant

Trish Long 

Nursery Nurse NVQ L3