Our Staff

"Teaching is consistently excellent and staff are extremely inspirational with lots of enthusiasm " Ofsted 2015
Our highly experienced and trained staff are passionate about providing children with an exciting and engaging start to their school lives.  Please read a little about some of them below or why not come in and meet them? 
If you, like us, are passionate and dedicated and want to join our team we are always looking to recruit exceptional people.  To view current opportunities click here
Debbie Hill
Nursery Manager
BA Honours in Early Childhoood Studies
Lead Safeguarding Practitioner

I have been involved with Meadow Nursery since January 1994. I have 2 children who both attended the nursery many years ago. I am extremely passionate about building relationships with families and as a result I will do everything in my power to support and help anyone who walks through our doors. I always strive to provide children with the best start to their educational journey. I am a very reflective and enthusiastic person who has the welfare of the families who attend at the forefront of my working life. I love creative and messy activities, which the children can get stuck into and have lots of fun. Outside of work I enjoy walking my 2 dogs. 

Kelly Parker
Deputy Nursery Manager, Early Years Teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
BA Honours in Early Childhoood Studies
Behavioural Management

I attended the Nursery as a child and I am now a fully qualified Early Years Teacher. I love everything about the nursery! It has a very kind and nurturing ethos and we really are one big extended family. I love fun, creative and hands on activities. My passion is for children to 'learn without knowing'. Outside of work I love to bake and decorate cakes. 

Lisa Jacobs
Nursery Practitioner
NNEB Diploma
(National Nursery Examining Board

After leaving school I completed my NNEB Diploma.  I have since enjoyed working in both nursery and family environments. 

My two younger boys attended Meadow Nursery and we all fell in love with it from day one.  When the opportunity came up to be part of the wonderful Meadow family  I jumped at the chance. I feel truly blessed to be part of a kind, caring and truly fantastic nursery, with an amazing ethos to learning. I especially love messy play, the more mess the more fun!

 In my spare time I love to exercise and make lots of precious memories with my three adorable boys.

Sara Ratchford
Nursery Practitioner
Foundation Degree in Early Years

I have worked in Early Years for over 20 years and feel very passionate about children learning through play and experiencing real situations. Joining the Meadow team has been a real dream come true. Everyone is so approachable and friendly and dedicated to the children’s learning and progress. It is so lovely to watch the children achieving new skills. I really enjoy creative/messy activities and being hands on. Outside of nursery I enjoy going on walks with my dog and reading.

Nursery Assistants

We are also very privileged to have several wonderful Nursery Assistants who you will regularly see around the Nursery. 

Mrs Castle
Mrs Honer
Mrs Burgees
Mrs Afroz
Miss Langley
Mrs Eade
Mrs Randall
Mrs Rea

All staff are DBS checked and are qualified First Aiders


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