It is amazing that Chestnuts, Quedgeley is already into it’s forth month. The nursery is growing quickly and we’ve had lots of new staff starting to look after all the new children. Our original nursery worker team of Sharon, Leanne, Sharon, Emily, Katie and Izabela has been joined by Calli, Julie, Sophie, Kiana and Lynn. Julie and Lynn are both experienced childcare workers who join us from Busybees.
Julie will be mainly based in preschool and Lynn in the 1-2s room. Sophie has worked at Milestones for 14 years and in September will be embarking on her Early Years Teacher Status at the University of Gloucestershire. She will continue to work here for 4 days a week and will be based in the baby room. Calli is a mum of 2 and is new to childcare, but has plenty of experience with children and has enrolled on her NVQ. Kiana is our apprentice based in the 2-3 room and is also working towards her NVQ. They are supported by our bank staff team of Sam, Jess and Charlie. Sam is continuing to do a wonderful job as our Administrative Manager, sorting out all the fees and the funding and Nicky continues to cook all the lovely meals.
We have a wonderful bunch of ladies working here and the team is really beginning to gel. Nursery manager Becki will be returning to work at the end of July, bringing her baby boy, Theo, to join the babyroom. I would like to welcome Becki back to her new role as Manager at Quedgeley and wish her all the best.
The Nursery Garden
We are continuing to work on the development of the nursery facilities. The baby garden has been completed and the preschool have a great time concocting recipes in the mud kitchen. We will shortly be having canopies erected on the sides of the building so that the outdoor area becomes an all weather usable space.
Thank you for your patience!
Opening a new nursery can be a difficult time, with new children, staff and parents all trying to get to know each other. I would like to thank you for your support whilst we iron out any difficulties that may arise from this. I would also encourage you to let us know if there is anything we can do to improve.