Meet the Team

Berkhampstead Day Nursery is a great place to be a child - it's a great place to work too. We are lucky to have a fantastic team of people here. Our staff are well qualified, enthusiastic and - most importantly of all - great fun! All have a genuine interest in children and are committed to giving every child at Berkhampstead Day Nursery the very best start.

Having staff who care and respond to the immediate needs and requests of the individual children is a lovely thing.

— Current parent

Hi, my name is Emily and I am the Manager at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have over ten years’ experience of working with the younger children in Day Nurseries and also have worked in a variety of Early Years settings as a student. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies and also recently achieved my Early Years Professional Status. I enjoy swimming, dancing and reading in my spare time.


He has really come out of his shell and is growing into a wonderful little boy, which we truly believe is down in large part to the hard work, care and love given by Emily and the team.

— Former parent

Hi, my name is Mollie and I am Deputy Manager at Berkhampstead Nursery. I have a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and I am currently studying for a Level 3 qualification in Management. I have many years’ experience working with children. I enjoy socialising with friends and family, as well as holidays abroad.


Hello, my name is Louise. I am the Bursar of Berkhampstead School and whilst Emily is on maternity leave, I will be working closely with Mollie overseeing the day to day running of the Nursery. I am a Chartered Accountant and have worked in the independent education sector for many years. I have a great love for travelling, skiing, music festivals and challenging recipes!


My name is Lucy and I am a Nursery Practitioner working in the Bear Cubs’ Room and Head of the Baby Suite. I gained a Level 3 in Childcare in 2012 and have since completed a BA (Hons) in Education. I enjoy being active and developing my learning.


Hi, my name is Danielle and I am a Nursery Practitioner at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have over 9 years’ experience working with children of various ages and I currently work with the babies in the Bear Cubs’ Room. I have recently completed my Level 3 National Diploma in Childcare and Education. My hobbies include dancing, Zumba, shopping and hairdressing. I really enjoy travelling and in the past have worked in Turkey managing holiday clubs for children aged between 3 and 12 years.


Staff are ‘very caring and supportive.’

— ISI Inspection Report

Hi, my name is Ceilidh and I work in the Bear Cubs’ Room. Before I joined Berkhampstead Day Nursery, I trained as a Hairdresser and achieved a NVQ Level 2 and 3. I am mother of a two year old and we enjoy going to Baby and Toddler groups. I am now working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. I am always keen to learn new things and enjoy spending time with lots of children.


Hello, my name is Emma and I work in the Bear Cubs’ Room. I have worked in childcare since 2010. I have previously worked as a Nanny as well as working in nurseries. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and going to the cinema and theatre. In the winter, I love to go snowboarding.


Hi, my name is Taylor and I work in the Bear Cubs’ Room. I am a qualified nurse but recently decided to fulfil my passion and work in Early Years education. I am from South Wales but have recently moved into the area from the Midlands. I enjoy photography, reading, musical theatre and home interiors.


Hi, my name is Becky and I am the lead member of staff in the Cuddly Bears’ Room. I hold a Cache Level 3 National Diploma in Childcare and Education and I have 7 years’ experience working with children. I love to travel and have previously worked in France, Portugal and Greece in holiday resorts as a children’s rep and nanny. I have recently returned from travelling in Australia and also worked in a Children’s Centre in Sydney. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family and friends and I also like to go running and play rounders.


Hi, my name is Emma. I hold a Level 3 qualification in Early Years and Education and I work full-time in the Cuddly Bears’ Room. I have worked in childcare for over 2 years and I have experience with various age ranges. I am very passionate about my job role and enjoy helping children to thrive. In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit at the gym and spending time with my nephews.


My name is Abbey and I am a full-time member of staff in the Cuddly Bears’ Room. I am a qualified teacher and recently completed my PGCE in Primary and Early Years’ Education. In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, doing yoga and spending time with my partner.


My name is Sian. I work with the 2 year olds and I am the lead member of staff in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room. I hold a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. I am 28 years old and am the eldest of 5 girls. My hobbies and interests include socialising with my friends, walking my dog, holidays, films and football.


My name is Denitsa and I work in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room. After graduating, I travelled around Europe and enjoyed learning a few languages on the way. I have a passion for child development and I believe in nurturing children to reach their full potential. I have recently completed a Level 3 Life Coaching course at Gloucestershire College and love incorporating the theories in my every day planning.


Hello, my name is Amy. I have been working in childcare since 2012 and am a practitioner in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room. I have a Cache Level 3 in Childcare and Education qualification. My hobbies include horse racing and exploring and climbing.


Hi, my name is Jasmine and I am an apprentice in the Fuzzy Bears’ Room at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I am studying for a Level 3 qualification. I enjoy babysitting my younger cousins and taking them out, as well as socialising with my friends at the weekend.


Hi, my name is Katie and I supervise the ground floor of the Day Nursery, as well as leading staff in the Teddy Bears’ Room. I have 10 years of experience of working with children in nurseries and have also been a Nanny. I have a Level 3 Early Years qualification. I enjoy spending time with friends and shopping.


Hi, my name is Emily and I work in the Teddy Bears’ Room. I hold a Level 3 in Early Years and Education and have had over 3 years’ experience working with children. I enjoy shopping, travelling, socialising with my friends and going to music concerts.


Hi, my name is Jessica and I am a Nursery Practitioner in the Teddy Bears’ Room. I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Previously, I worked as a Family Outreach Assistant in a Family Centre. In my spare time, I enjoy attending church, visiting family and friends and running. I have run the Cheltenham Half Marathon twice and raised money for charity.


Hi, my name is Collette and I have worked in childcare for the last 16 years. I have a Level 3 qualification in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I work in the Teddy Bears’ Room. I live locally and I have 2 brothers, including a twin. In my free time I enjoy seeing friends and family.


Hi, my name is Colleen and I am the lead Nursery Practitioner in the Wise Bears’ Room at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I hold a BSc in Education (Early Childhood) and have 10 years’ experience caring for young children in various international settings in South Korea and Germany. I am currently working towards my MEd in Leadership and Management.

In my free time I enjoy baking, travelling, reading and swimming.


Hi, I’m Megan, I am qualified in Health and Social Care and have Early Years Educator Level 3. I first came to Berkhampstead Day Nursery as a 16 year old student and really enjoyed my time here. I work in the Wise Bears’ Room.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, swimming, dancing, baking and reading. My favourite author is Jane Costello.


Hello, my name is Kayleigh and I am really enjoying working in the Wise Bears’ Room at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I am studying for Level 3 in Childcare. I enjoy being an Army Cadet in my spare time.


Hi, my name is Caroline. I have a NVQ Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Development and am a flexible member of staff at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I like walking in the country with my dog Lady, going to see bands play live and reading. I have two boys, Zac who is 24 and Dan who is 23.


Hi, my name is Monika and I’m a part time Nursery Practitioner at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have over 9 years’ experience working with children of various ages in Day Nurseries. I have QCF Level 3 in Childcare and Early Years Development. I love spending time with my dog Bob and enjoy being outside, walking and relaxing with friends.


Hi, my name is Laura and I am a part-time practitioner at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I hold a NVQ Level 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I have 15 years’ experience in childcare and have held senior positions in various settings. Most of my spare time is taken up with family life since having my little boy in 2015. For many years, my main hobby has been riding and caring for my horse. I also enjoy family holidays and socialising with my friends.


Hello, my name is Mollie. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies and have worked with children for over 9 years. I am a Nursery Practitioner at Berkhampstead Day Nursery and I am currently on maternity leave. I enjoy socialising and travelling to new countries.


My name is Ana, I am currently on maternity leave. I have a Level 3 Early Years qualification. I am from Spain but I have been living in England for 6 years now. I love spending time with my partner and going on trips.


Hi, my name is Mary and I am a Nursery Practitioner at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I am currently on maternity leave. I have over 4 years’ experience working with children of various ages in day nurseries. I graduated from university in 2011 with a degree in Early Childhood Studies with Psychology. In my spare time I love to travel around the county seeing friends and family, especially going to Devon to see my two nephews. I also enjoy reading, cross stitch and playing with my two cats.


Hi, my name is Amanda. I work part-time and I am currently on maternity leave. I hold a Level 3 qualification in Childcare. I enjoy spending time with my daughter and have a passion for travel, after previously working as cabin crew.


I am Hannah and I run the Day Nursery Office. I have over 14 years’ experience working with children of various ages, including over 6 years experience in Day Nurseries.

My hobbies include Zumba and going to the gym. In my spare time I also read, paint and enjoy photography. I also like to meet my friends for shopping trips, dinner and drinks.


Hi my name is Ally and my role at the Day Nursery is handling the billing and day to day accounts. I have been AAT qualified since 2008. I have two boys and a girl who have had happy journeys through Berkhampstead School. I love trying new experiences, usually with my children, as well as reading, cycling, watching films and dancing.


Hi, my name is Louise. I am the Finance Manager at the Day Nursery. I am a fully qualified AAT technician and am also working towards completing my ACCA. I have 7 years’ experience within an office and finance role. In my spare time I like to ride my horse and spend time with friends and family.


Stephen, our Maintenance Manager, is a big part of the Day Nursery and knows most of the children by name. They love to see what jobs are being done; he always waves as they pass and the children often stop for a chat.


Excellent partnerships exist with parents….which contribute significantly to improving outcomes for children.

— ISI Inspection Report