Staff at St Nicholas Avenue

Becca Clements

Nursery Manager

Becca is the Nursery Manager at our Elm Park Nursery

Becca became an NVQ level 3 qualified senior childcare practitioner at a very young age.

A former room leader at Little Learners, Elm, Park she has subsequently gained a degree in Early Years and Childcare. Becca brings a very fresh and enthusiastic approach to our St Nicholas Avenue Nursery in Elm Park. She engages with each child personally and is always available to talk to parents each day.

Becca makes sure that children benefit from the Early Years Framework, the Ofsted-approved learning structure that supports children’s development in their earliest years. She also ensures that the nursery provides a culture where children thrive, gain confidence and self-esteem as well as social skills that will set them in good stead as they leave us to go to school.
Becca can often be found getting messy with the children and playing musical statues, her favourite activity!

Becca appreciates the importance of every individual and is keen to push staff and children to achieve all they are capable of.

To contact Becca via email please email [email protected]

Terri Noone

Deputy Nursery Manager

Terri has completed her BA Honors Degree in Early Years Childhood studies and is our Deputy Nursery Manager and has worked at Little Learners for over 3 years.

Terri has no key children but strives to support the practitioners and uphold positive parent partnership within the nursery setting.

Terri has a child of her own attending the setting and her favorite activity is singing with musical instruments and bubbles, ensuring the children are enthusiastic and happy.

Jodie Richards

Acting Deputy Nursery Manager

Jodie is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare

Jodie is currently working as an Acting Deputy Nursery Manager whilst Terri Noone is on Maternity Leave.

Jodie has developed her knowledge, experience and skills in order to previously become a Trainee Deputy Nursery Manager / Room Leader based in our baby room, also known as the Little Smilers.

Jodie runs her room entirely around the needs of her babies to help create a home from home for the children in her care and loves messy play – she very often gets messier than the younger ones while helping them to explore and experiment with new textures and materials!

Jodie offers professional advice and feedback to parents on a daily basis. Jodie has a fantastic attitude toward to the children. Jodie ensures every day is educational as well as exciting including every individual child’s interests into routine.

Jodie is passionate about working with children, both in large groups and on a one to one basis where she brings out the personalities of each of the children and is happiest when she is snuggled down with the children telling stories!

Ellie Thompson

Nursery Practitioner

Ellie is CACHE Level 3 trained and works within our Baby Room otherwise known as the Little Smilers Room .

Ellie shows a lot of care and compassion towards the children and is always on hand if they need any assistance.

Ellie is often seen within the role-play area, letting the children dress her up in what they wish and even taking her to the hair and make-up salon.

Ellie has created great bonds with the children and is able to provide stimulating activities through the children’s interests, targeting their next steps in helping them to achieve to the next level.

Terri Stanley

Trainee Deputy Nursery Manager
Room Leader & SEND coordinator

Terri is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare.

Terri is a Trainee Deputy Nursery Manager / Toddler Room Leader otherwise known as the Little Snowflakes.

Terri has great control over large groups of children and has the ability to hold the children’s attention.

Terri is always finding and completing online courses in order to push her personal development and skills which in turn benefits the children attending our setting! Terri especially enjoys educating herself centred on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and her training leads Terri to be Little Learner SEND Coordinator. Within the setting Terri pushes visual timetables, Makaton and aiding special needs children to understand and learn, exceeding their expectations.

Terri is always happy to try new things and confident within her skin. Terri teaches the children they can be whatever they want to be including dressing as a fire fighter when we had a special visit into the setting from the fire brigade!

Amber Walker

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Amber is currently completing her Level 3 Apprenticeship in childcare with us.

Amber works with our 12- 24 month old children, otherwise known as the Little Snowflakes room and has taken to her new role very quickly.

Amber holds great bonds with the children and has shown excellent skills in helping the children to progress with their learning alongside the EYFS framework. Amber favourite activity with the children is reading stories.

Amber like to use our story baskets with the use of props to make the story more interactive for the toddlers, which they all thoroughly enjoy.

Amber holds a Paediatric First Aid qualification.

 

 

 

Hope Penton-Looker

Room Leader

Hope has recently completed her apprenticeship at Little Learners and is now a Level 3 qualification.

Hope is a Nursery Room Leader and works with our 18- 30 month old children, otherwise known as the Little Snowflakes room.

Hope is very patient and understanding when children are attempting to communicate their needs or simply struggling with a particular activity. Hope enjoys to help others so as to meet individual children’s needs and develop their key skills.

Hope is brilliant at reading stories to the children, she particularly enjoys putting special voices on to make the characters appear real- stories are an excellent tool to improve children communication, language and attention span!

Hope has recently been awarded an ‘Apprentice of the Department’ award by Havering College. Well done Hope on your great achievement!

Shelby-Rose Clark

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Shelby is currently completing her Level 3 Apprenticeship in childcare with us.

Shelby works with our 2-3 age children, otherwise known as the Little Sunshine’s room and has taken to her new role very well. Shelby holds great bonds with the children; she has shown excellent skills in helping the children to progress with their learning alongside the EYFS framework.

Shelby enjoys physical play with the children such as dancing, playing sports, ect. When building obstacle courses for the children, Shelby challenges the children in being able to move around the course in different ways, which the children thoroughly enjoy.

Viktorija Petronaviciute

Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Viktorija is currently completing her Level 3 Apprenticeship in childcare with us.

Viktorija works with our preschool aged children, otherwise known as the Little Stars room and has taken to her new role very well.

Viktorija holds great bonds with the children and has natural aptitude to interact and engage with the children on a variety of activities and has also shown excellent skills in helping the children to progress with their learning alongside the EYFS framework.

Viktorija likes to implement challenging activities with our preschoolers, in helping them develop and flourish onto their next journey of school.

Jade Knight

Nursery Practitioner - Maternity Leave

Jade is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare.

Jade works part time at Little Learners nursery between the hours of 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm and has the joy of caring for all ages of children within the nursery.

Jade’s main duties are to help cover staff lunch hours and relieve Practitioners for the afternoon so that they can complete the tracking and assessments for children within their care.

Jade has a young child of her own and is extremely caring towards all ages of children in the nursery.

Winning employee of the month in October 2017, Jade certainly has settled into the nursery team and routine well in a short period of time!

 

Carla Duina

Nursery Cook

Carla is our Nursery Cook.

All food is delivered fresh on a weekly basis to the nursery and Carla makes every meal from scratch. As our Nursery Practitioners eat meals with the children to ensure that a good example is set and that good table etiquette is maintained they know first-hand how delicious the food is at Little Learners!

The children benefit from healthy eating with a varied four-week menu which includes differing diverse food and our menu has recently been updated taking into account the seasonal changes.

 

 

Abigail Mitchell

Sessional Nursery Practitioner

Abby worked previously as an Apprentice at the Nursery where she completed her Level 3  childcare qualification.

Abby has now started studying at University and is looking to go travelling and see the world.

Abby is currently working at the Nursery as a Sessional Nursery Practitioner, and covers staff who may be on external training and cover holidays and sickness and had previously worked in both our snowflake room and preschool room on a full time basis.

Abby holds great bonds with the children and has a natural aptitude to interact and engage with the children on a variety of activities

Abby holds a Paediatric First Aid qualification and  food and hygiene qualification.

 

Danielle Punt

Sessional Nursery Practitioner

Danielle is trained to NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare and is currently attending university weekly where she is working towards a BA honours degree within Early Childhood Studies.

Danielle works as a Sessional Nursery Practitioner at Little Learners and covers staff who may be on external training and cover holidays and sickness. Danielle had previously worked in our Baby Room before deciding to take up her University studies in Psychology.

Danielle has excellent skills when engaging and interacting with the children and adapts well to meet every individual child’s needs.