Meet the Team

We are lucky to have a fantastic team here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. Our staff are well qualified, enthusiastic and - most importantly of all - great fun! All have a genuine love of children and are committed to giving every child 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 Mollie and I am the Nursery Manager at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and a Level 3 qualification in Management. I have many years’ experience of working with children, and I am extremely passionate about childcare. I enjoy socialising with friends and family, as well as holidays abroad.


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 the team.

— Former parent

Staff are ‘very caring and supportive.’

— ISI Inspection Report

Hi, my name is Katie and I am a Deputy Manager here at the Day Nursery. I have over 10 years’ 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.


Hello my name is Mary, and I am one of the Deputy Managers. I started work at Berkhampstead Day Nursery in 2013 and have been based in the rooms as well as in the office. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies combined with Psychology. I have three boys of my own, so we spend a lot of our spare time going to parks and soft plays and enjoying bike rides together. I also enjoy swimming and yoga.


Hi, my name is Karen and I am one of the Deputy Managers at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have a B.A. (Hons) in Education and level 3 SENCO qualification. I have many years of experience working with children and families in Early Years settings. I have four children of my own. I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and travelling.


Hi, my name is Amanda, and I am an the Office Administrator. I hold a Level 3 qualification in Childcare. I enjoy spending time with my children and have a passion for travel, having previously working as a cabin crew member.


Hi, I’m Amelia and I am the room lead of the Bear Cubs room. I hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies, of which I graduated from the University of Gloucestershire. I have always had a passion for children’s care and development and love the work I am able to do at Berkhampstead. I enjoy visiting my family back home in Cardiff, as well as socialising with friends here in Cheltenham.


Hi, my name is Naomi and I work in the Bear Cubs room here at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I have a Level 3 qualification in Childcare & Education. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, music, travelling, shopping and going to concerts.


Hi, I am Tina. I work in the Bear Cubs room. I hold an NVQ Level 3 in Early Learning & Childcare. I love creating fun and messy play for the children here. In my spare time, I like travelling and exploring new places with my little family. I also love going for picnics in the park with my little boy and meeting friends. I am currently on maternity leave.


Hi, I’m Leah and I am room lead for Cuddly Bears room. I have a Degree in Early Childhood Studies and a Post Graduate degree in Children’s Well-being and Welfare. I have a little girl who is at the Day Nursery and In my spare time I love to be outside running.


Hello, my name is Shannon and I work in the Cuddly Bears room. I am level 2 qualified in childcare and am looking forward to starting my level 3. I have nearly three years’ experience of working in a day nursery. In my spare time I enjoy socializing with friends and spending time with my family.


Hello, I am Kelly and I am work in the Cuddly Bears room. I am working towards my level 2 in Childcare. I have always wanted to work with children. I enjoy going on long walks for with my dogs, spending time in nature and doing yoga. I am currently on maternity leave.


Hi, my name is Ella and I work in the Cuddly Bears room. I have a level 3 qualification in Childcare, have worked in childcare since 2017, and love every minute of it. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, and shopping.


Hello, my name is Jess and I am a part-time member of the Cuddly Bears team. I am working towards my level 3 in childcare. I have two children and one of them is currently here at the Day Nursery. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.


My name is Emily. I have a level 3 qualification in childcare and have worked with children for over 13 years. I am room lead of the Fuzzy Bears room. My hobbies are walking, looking after my nieces and nephews, and socialising with friends and family.


My name is Michelle and I work in the Fuzzy Bears room. I am studying for my Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, reading and baking.


Hi, my name is Julie-Ann and I work in the Fuzzy Bears room. I have worked in childcare for 4 years and am near the completion of my NVQ level 3 in childcare and early years. I also have a little girl who also attends the day nursery. I enjoy spending time with my family and socializing with friends.


Hi! I’m Penny and I work in the Fuzzy Bears room. I will be starting my level 2 qualification in Childcare soon. Rugby is my passion but I also working out, going on walks and cooking. I previously lived in Dubai and regularly visit my family there. 


Hi, my name is Jasmine and I am the room lead of the Teddy Bears room at Berkhampstead Day Nursery. I enjoy babysitting for my younger cousins and taking them out, as well as socialising with my friends at the weekend. I am Level 3 Early Years qualified.


Hello, my name is Emily, and I work in the Teddy Bears room. I hold a Level 3 diploma in Childcare and Education and have worked with children since 2013. I enjoy shopping, travelling, socialising with my friends and going to music concerts.


Hi, my name is Abbie and I am a member of the Teddy Bears room. I am level 2 qualified and am working towards NVQ Level 3. In my spare time, I like spending time with my family and friends.


Hi, my name is Emma and I work in the Teddy Bears. I have been working in childcare since 2007 and have previously worked in a Waldorf Steiner Kindergarten. I have a Level 3 qualification in Childcare & Young People and a degree in psychology. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog, reading and going to the cinema.


Hello my name is Trudy and I work in the Wise Bears room. I have been working in childcare since 2009. I am trained in supporting teaching and learning and have worked in a school for many years. I am enthusiastic about setting up lively and vibrant activities for the children and keeping the room an interesting learning environment. I have a 5 year old energetic son who keeps me busy. I love going on cruises, and living life to the fullest!


Hi, my name is Maddy, and I work in the Wise Bears room. I have a level 2 in childcare and am currently studying the Diploma in Higher Education and Early Childhood. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two young nieces, watching movies, reading and walking the dog.


Hi there, my name is Olivia and I am a ‘flexi’ member of staff at the Day Nursery. I am currently studying for my BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood at university. In my spare time, I enjoy being outside, watching Netflix and spending time with friends.


Hello my name is Giovanna, I am from Italy and I am a ‘flexi’ member of staff. I have been working in childcare since 2013 and I am level 2 Early Year qualified. I used to be a professional ballerina and teach ballet to young children. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, travel and I also enjoy going to the gym. I am currently on maternity leave.


Hi my name is Pat and I am a ‘flexi’ member of staff. I am a mother to 3 children. I love working with children, and watching them develop and learn. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy doing arts and crafts.


Hello, my name is Syeda and I am a ‘flexi’ member of staff. I have over 15 years of experience in childcare. I have three children; I love spending time with them and my family.


Hi, my name is Cerys and I am a ‘flexi’ member of staff in the nursery. I’m currently working towards my BA Hons Early Childhood Studies degree. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching movies and socialising with my friends and spending time with my nephews and niece.


Hi, my name is Katy and I am a ‘flexi’ member of staff. I am currently working towards my BA Hons Early Childhood Studies degree. In my spare time, I enjoy reading books, shopping and spending time with my family.


My name is Ruth. I have been a ‘flexi’ member of staff at Berkhampstead Day Nursery since 2019. I have brought up five children of my own and I love working with children, helping them to learn and grow. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, walking my dog and spending time with my family.



Hi, my name is Paola, and I am currently on maternity leave. I am originally from Spain, and a qualified Early Years Teacher. I have been working in childcare for over 8 years. In my spare time I enjoy playing with my two stepsons and every Saturday I teach Spanish to children aged 2-13 years.