Our Team

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Meet the Proprietors

Jane and Bob Burge

Jane and Bob ensure everything at the nursery is running smoothly. Ever since acquiring the nursery, they have kept our tried and tested ethos running strong, with a healthy family feeling. Given the nickname “Bob the Builder,” by our children, Bob keeps our equipment safe and sturdy, while Jane maintains a tight ship with staff and parents alike so nursery always stays afloat.

 

Meet the Management & Leadership Team

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SHELLY MAHONEY

Position: Nursery Manager/Child Protection Officer/Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator

First Aid Qualified

Has worked at Playtime since June 1998

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Hollie Burge

Position: Nursery Deputy Manager/Deputy Child Protection Officer/ Toddler Room Leader & Planning Coordinator

First Aid Qualified

Has worked at Playtime since February 2010

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Hannah Secrett

Position: Third in Charge/Baby Room Leader, Planning Coordinator

First Aid Qualified

Has worked at Playtime Since October 2012

Emily Speer 

Position: Assistant Toddler Room Leader

First Aid Qualified 

Has worked at Playtime since October 2016

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Rhianna Tomassi

Position: Pre-School Room Leader, Planning Coordinator

First Aid Qualified

Has worked at Playtime Since October 2012

Childcare Team

Excellent staff are the most important element of any nursery. Our staff have been employed on the basis of their qualifications, professional experiences, and development as well as their dedication to providing the highest standard of childcare. Our recruitment procedure includes interviews, reference checks and trials as well as enhanced DBS Checks.

At Playtime all our staff are trained in Child Protection, Food Hygiene, Prevent Duty, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The majority of the team have a First Aid Qualification. There is always a First Aider in every room and always on sight. 

We provide training and development for our staff team as well as continuously evaluating our practice. The majority of our staff are level three qualified, and a number maintain degrees in Early Years Education and Special Educational Needs, or are working towards it. Playtime provides apprentice level three training, which allows our staff to gain experience and earn payment in the workplace while learning.