Our Nursery Manager
It’s my role to manage and support our wonderful staff team and make sure that Jubilee Gems offers a safe and caring environment for children to develop and learn.
With many years of experience working in the early years sector and at Jubilee, I see my vocation as a real privilege. I get to meet and work in partnership with lovely families and the children are so natural and impulsive that many times a day they make me smile and laugh. Seeing them develop and achieve new things daily is incredibly fulfilling. It’s always very sad when it is time to say goodbye to children as they move on to school from Gems. However it’s also very rewarding to see children head off to the next transition in their lives and knowing we have helped to care for and contribute to teaching each child to be the unique individual they are.
Our Deputy Manager & Online Learning Journal Co-ordinator
I joined the Jubilee team in 2008 as a Level 3 apprentice. I then completed my Level 2 Team Leading qualification which has helped with the role I now hold. I am a cheerful person who loves arts, crafts and messy activities and can often be found in the middle of a large group who are painting! Seeing the enjoyment the children get from all they experience at Jubilee Gems is very rewarding.
I also take a lead role with the Nursery's online learning journal system - an innovative and interactive way of recording all the learning and fun of children's early years education during their time at nursery. It really helps build strong relationships between a child’s keyperson and the parent / carer and allows those precious moments at nursery and at home to be captured and conveyed in real time.
Hi! My name is Sammie and I started my career in childcare in 2009. I hold an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Development and completed my Level 2 Team Leading.
I love the age groups I work with – every day brings fresh and exciting challenges and the children always make me laugh – they are brilliant fun to work with.
In my previous role as the Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo), I worked with other practitioners and with parents to ensure children with special educational needs had the right support and help they needed. I really enjoyed seeing children with additional needs achieve new milestones and developed very special bonds as we worked together.
I am also the manager of Jubilee Jets Holiday Club during the school holidays and it’s wonderful to continue to see so many children who started out with us.
Our Tiny Twinkles Room Senior
As Room Senior for some of our very youngest babies I feel blessed to see the many changes as they rapidly develop and grow. The early months and years are so exciting and full of ‘firsts’. I am privileged to work with our families and play a part in supporting their children’s development.
Gems have a very special group of practitioners with their individual strengths which makes an altogether amazing team. The children, of course, are at the centre of all that we do and we strive to make these precious years truly exceptional.
Providing breakfast, snack, a two course lunch and a tea for all of the children on a daily basis is a constant challenge, but one which I absolutely love! Putting nutritionally balanced menus together allows my creative side to spring into action.
It’s my role to source good quality ingredients and cater for any children with special dietary requirements. It really is a pleasure to see children develop a varied palate during their time with us and enjoy food!