MEET THE TEAM


We are really proud of our staff at Windmill Day Nursery ,,,

... they work well as a team, supporting each other with the day to day running of the nursery but also in completing training.

Our aim is always that all staff will hold an up-to-date certificate in

  • Paediatric First Aid,
  • Food Hygiene training and
  • Child Protection training.

Three of our staff hold a Level 6, degree qualification in childcare and another member of staff is currently studying for their Foundation degree, so continued professional development of the staff is encouraged and supported by the nursery.

Whole-team training events have been organised for staff in Promoting Positive Behaviour and Marvellous Maths. Other courses recently attended include: –

  • Sustained Shared Thinking
  • Observation, Assessment and Next Steps
  • Visual Supports

All staff abide by Ofsted requirements in respect of enhanced disclosure checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and they have the relevant qualifications for their posts.

Meet the Team

... they work well as a team, supporting each other with the day to day running of the nursery but also in completing training.

Jo Bates

Nursery Manager

Management

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Jo has a BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies and she also has Early Years Professional Status. She has over 10 years experience of managing settings in West Sussex and a true passion for working with children in the Early Years. Jo has been working at Windmill since July 2013, and she has a great vision for the Nursery with the children at the heart of every decision that is made.

Nikki

Deputy Nursery Manager

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Nikki works at Windmill as the Deputy Manager and she has been with us for 13 years. Nikki has a BA degree in Professional Studies in Learning and Development and Early Years Professional Status. Nikki said ‘I am fascinated at how children learn through their play and make sense of the world. It amazes me how quickly they pick up new skills and put them into practice.’ In her spare time she loves spending time with her friends and family.

Sophie

Room Leader

Monkey Room

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Sophie started as a member of bank staff at Windmill in 2012 and worked with us while doing her childcare qualification, which she completed in February 2014. Since then, Sophie has started a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies and she has progressed to a Room Leader position where she oversees the babies and toddlers . Sophie loves working at Windmill because the staff are lovely and enthusiastic! She really enjoys seeing the children develop, learn and grow each and every single day.

Ellie

Assistant

Monkey Room

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Ellie has 8 years experience in childcare and a Level 3 Diploma in the Children’s and Young Person’s Workforce. She said she enjoys working at Windmill because the staff are lovely and enthusiastic which makes the nursery feel warm and friendly. She added ‘All the children are really happy and settled and the staff know each child extremely well!’