Staff

As Directors of Toybox Day Nurseries over the past eighteen years we have been able to fine tune our staff selection. We have opened from scratch three nurseries and two after school clubs and have learned how to get the best blend of individuals into a team.

We recognise that, like the children they are to look after, each member of staff is very different. Each has different ambitions that need to be fulfilled, each their own learning style and above all each they unique personality or character.

When assembling the very best staff team for Toybox Great Denham we have been uniquely fortunate. As part of the sale of our three nurseries in Central Bedfordshire we agreed to take staff with us to open our latest and now, only, nursery. We were able therefore to look across all of 50 plus childcare professionals and pick the ones in our view would be best able to deliver the vision we have for Great Denham. The choice was very difficult as we had a wealth of qualified and experienced staff to draw from; the overriding factor in our final decisions was how the team would work together. The initial team of people was, unusually for a new start business, developed from the top down. We were able to bring a wealth of management experience to Great Denham from the very start of the new nursery. This ensured that we had the abilities to deliver outstanding care from the first day of opening.

No doubt you will have read our Ofsted report and it is a testimony to the team that launched Great Denham.

Since our opening in April 2013 we have added a number of quality new staff. Our aim is to have all staff at least qualified to Level 3 – a level that, with experience, would allow them to run any other nursery or Pre-School.

We remain committed to our graduate programme. We already have two entrants current studying for their EYT and one going to University as of September 2015. Please see the Graduate section for more detail.

Our current team are:

Name

Position

Qualification

Base Room

Jen

Manager

Early Years Teacher

N/A

Dinah

Manager

Early Years Teacher

N/A

Kate 

Under Twos Team Leader

Early Years Teacher

Under Twos

Sara

Toddlers Team Leader

Early Years Teacher

Toddlers

Becky

Pre-School Team Leader

Early Years Teacher

Pre-School

 

     

Daniela

Early Years Educator

Level 2

Lunch Cover

 

     

Lito

Nursery Chef

N/A

N/A

Georgina 

Housekeeper

N/A

N/A

Annie 

Early Years Educator  Degree Holder Toddlers 

Ewa

Evening Cleaner

N/A

N/A

Maggie

Evening Cleaner

N/A

N/A

Aga

Evening Cleaner

N/A

N/A

Victoria

Early Years Educator

 EYT

Under Twos

Kim P

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Under Twos

Roxy

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Under Twos

Nessie

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Mat Leave 

Sasha

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Under Twos

Jess

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Under Twos

Sabrina

Early Years Educator

Level 2

Under Twos

Stacey H

Early Years Educator

Level 2

Under Twos

Lucy

Early Years Educator

Toddlers 

Under Twos

Aimee

Early Years Educator

Level 3 (working towards)

Under Twos

Conor

Early Years Educator

Level 2 (working towards)

Under Twos

Sophie

Early Years Educator

Working towards EYT

Toddlers

Louise

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Toddlers

Gemma

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Toddlers

Kaden

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Toddlers

Grant

Early Years Educator

Level 2

Toddlers

Tanesha

Early Years Educator

Level 2

Toddlers

Reghina

Early Years Educator

Level 2 (working towards

Mat Leave 

Kayley

Early Years Educator

Level 2 (working towards

Toddlers

Chris

Early Years Educator

Level 3 (working towards

Toddlers

Tom

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Pre-School

Esther

Early Years Educator

Level 3

Mat Leave 

Emily

Early Years Educator

Level 2

Pre-School

Kim S

Early Years Educator

Level 2

Pre-School

Kiren 

Early Years Educator

Degree Holder 

Under Twos