"We have Fun, We Play, We Learn" in child care

Our Team

 Staffing

There  are 9 staff/key persons working at Skamps Pre-school Day Nursery Bedworth, of which staff hold level 3 or above qualifications and are DBS checked, some hold a First Aid qualification, food hygiene certificates and all have safeguarding training.

Training needs are met through various training providers and in house, and attend various  meetings to network with other managers and keep up to date with current  thinking and legislation.

Staff are Key persons

Skamps  Pre-school Day Nursery Bedworth operates a key person system. This means  that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is  particularly responsible. Your child's key person will be the person who  works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your  child's particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at  nursery she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your  child's time at nursery she/he will help your child to benefit from  nursery activities.

Below are photos of our staff which have a little bit about them, written by them so you can get to know us.  

Hello and welcome from the team

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Gaynor

Gaynor

Gaynor

Early Years Professional, Senior Practitioner and Owner, Speech and Language Champion, Designated Safeguarding Lead and First Aider

I started off working in Skamps as a ‘helping mum’  in 1994 when my 2  children attended some 20 odd years ago and am now a very proud Nanny to  my daughter’s two son's and daughter. My son has ADHD and Aspergers  Syndrome so I know how challenging it is to have a child with Special  Needs. I took the running of Skamps over in September 1995 when it was  at the Methodist Church on Wheelwright Lane and moved the Nursery to  Wheelwright Lane School in September 1996. Now moved again July 2014 to  where we are now and re-opened in September 2014. Each move involved  setting up and making the environment fun, stimulating and safe.

Since  taking over I have achieved a Foundation Degree and BA(Hons) in Early  Education Studies and hold an Early Years Professional Status, I am  Designated Safeguarding Lead and Speech and Language Champion for the  setting. My role is to ensure the nursery is run to provide the  children with the best possible start to their education which is a fun  filled and exciting experience and to ensure the nursery meets the  requirements set by OFSTED, Warwickshire County Council and Early Education  Funding requirements. I am also a key person and thoroughly enjoy  working every day with the children, getting to know them and their  individual characters - life is never boring! 

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Kristy

Gaynor

Gaynor

 Deputy Practioner and Designated Safeguarding Lead and First Aider

I started  working at Skamps in November 2015, and have acheived deputy status  already. I have a level 3 cache Diploma in Childcare and paediatric  first aid. Previously I have worked in the French Alps for 2 years  and at a previous nursery for 8 years. I have 2 boys and enjoy doing a  lot of fun things as a family.

Working with children is very fun and rewarding, I enjoy helping them learn new things and encouraging their development

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Janet

Gaynor

Janet

 I  have had the pleasure of working at Skamps for many many years. I am  married with 2 daughters who are grown up now. I am also a nanny to my  eldest daughters’ child. I have an NVQ level 3 qualification and take  great enjoyment in helping the children at Skamps achieve their full  potential before they start reception in school, working along with the  other fantastic staff and management at Skamps. I hope your children  enjoy their time with us at Skamps.   

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Kim

Michelle

Michelle

Hi I'm Kim, married with two beautiful girls who both attended Skamps and are now 16 and 21. I've been a member of the Skamps team since 2007. I love my job, watching the children grow and flourish. We are a close knit family who work well together coming up with ideas to fill the children's learning needs whilst still making it fun and preparing them for school. Look forward to meeting you 

 

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Michelle

Michelle

Michelle

 I  am married with 2 children – one of each and have worked in Skamps for  many years. I have my NVQ level 3 qualification, safeguarding  qualification and I love working at Skamps. I enjoy working with the  children and seeing them progress onto school. I have two dogs and enjoy  walking them daily. My daughter has problems with allergies and is at  secondary school with my son. Both my children went to Skamps. 

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Dawn

Michelle

Dawn

I have 3 children currently 3, 4, and 6 years of age. I have just qualified as a level 3 practitioner and have been working at Skamps for just over 12 months. All my children attended Skamps which motivated me to completing my level three qualification as the support and learning they achieved whilst in their care gave me the confidence to go into childcare which also helps me to support my children in school and nursery. I really enjoy the messy activities and its very rewarding to see the children grow to reach their full potential.

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Christina

Christina

Christina

Hi I'm Christina, I am level 3 qualified and have been working at Skamps for just over a year. I have a 5 year old daughter who is enjoying school (and the occasional visit to Skamps!) I enjoy working with children and watching them grow and learn  new things. I love setting up messy and creative activities for the children to explore

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Katie

Christina

Christina

 I  started working at Skamps in October 2016. I have a level 3 in Childcare  and have been in childcare for 8 years. I enjoy working with children  and watching them grow and develop. I have just returned  from Maternity leave  having had a our first daughter in Sept 2018. She goes to Skamps now too

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Erica

Christina

Erica

Hi I'm Erica, the youngest of the team. I have recently qualified as a level three practitioner and really enjoy working at Skamps. The team have really welcomed me into their family and helped me to plan for the childrens activities - messy play is the best.