The majority of the team are qualified to level 3 in childcare and all staff are vetted through the disclosure and barring service prior to commencing work with us. New staff are mentored by more experienced members of the team, all staff are trained internally on planning and observation and the EYFS curriculum so the learning delivered is of a cohesive standard.
Rachel Shevill is the manager of Maple Lodge Nursery and has held the position since August 2016. She has worked for the company since 2009 having joined us as an University student whilst studying her teacher training. Rachel graduated in 2012 and became a full time member of the team. Rachel has gained a wealth of experience during her time at Maple Lodge and has developed excellent friendships with families over the years. She operates an open door policy, which provides a relaxed atmosphere where parents and staff can share any concerns with management.
Rachel believes at Maple Lodge that we provide a safe and happy environment for your child to progress in their development and individual needs.
Sarah Murray is Deputy Manager and has held the position since July 2017. She joined us with a wealth of managerial experience and is currently studying her PGC and Early Years Teaching qualification. Sarah is based within our pre school room, and has undertaken lots of professional development including safe guarding and is the settings SENCO. Sarah currently holds a degree in Early Childhood Studies.
Elizabeth Leng joined the nursery team as supply staff in 2001 and has progressed her careers to become the settings Early Years Professional qualifying in September 2010, Liz holds a PGC in Early Years Practice. Liz works between the two settings in the group. She has undertaken significant professional development in child development and has helped implement changes in the nursery alongside the management team