Staff

Let me introduce myself…

This is an introduction to all of our staff team. Each member of staff has written about themselves so you can get to know them a bit better.

Contents

• The Management Team
• The Buttercups Team
• The Daisy Team
• The Bluebell Team
• The Snowdrop Team
• The Daffodil Team
• The Lunchtime Assistants Team
• What our staff members say about working at Auckland House Day Nursery

 

Amy Gregory

My name is Amy Gregory and I will be your child’s key person. I am the Unit Leader in Daisy Room.

I am a qualified level 6 nursery practitioner with a Degree in Education in Early Years. I have started working in childcare in 2013 and have joined Auckland House team in October 2016. I enjoy working with children and look forward to getting to know each child and help them learn and develop whilst in our care.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, swimming and supporting my favourite football team Everton Football Team.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within Daisy Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I would love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Anna-Lea Larkin

My name is Anna-Lea Larkin and I will be your child’s key person.

I am an Early Years Practitioner in Daisy Room. I joined the Auckland House team in January 2014. I have completed my Level 3 Diploma in Early Years at Southport College. I started my role at Auckland House as a lunchtime assistant however I soon decided that I wanted to spend more time with the children at the nursery and have moved on to becoming a full time member of staff.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the cinema, eating out, going to the church or having a relaxed time listening to music and watching the TV.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Daisy Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I would love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Ben Hawkins

My name is Ben Hawkins and I will be your child’s key person.

I am an Early Years Practitioner in Snowdrop Room.I have joined Auckland House team in April 2016 as a Trainee working towards my childcare qualification. I am now a qualified Level 2 Practitioner. I will be starting my training for the Level 3 in September.

In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and socializing with my friends and family over nice food and beverages. I also enjoy spending time with my little nephew.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Snowdrop Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I would love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Sophia Swindells

My name is Sophia Swindells and I will be your child’s key person.

I am an Early Years Trainee in Daisy Room.I have joined Auckland House team in July 2017 and I am currently working towards gaining my Level 2 qualification in Early Years.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends and my niece and nephew. At weekends I enjoy going to the cinema with my boyfriend, eating out and watching TV.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Daisy Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I would love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Kim Hall

My name is Kim Hall and I will be your child’s key person.

I am an Early Years Practitioner in Bluebell Room. I am a fully qualified practitioner. I have a Level 3 qualification in Children’s Learning and Development. I have joined Auckland House team in May 2010 and really enjoy working with the children.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, family and friends.

 

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Bluebell Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Julie-Anne Evans

My name is Julie Anne Evans and I will be your child’s key person.

I am an Early Years Practitioner in Snowdrop Room. I joined Auckland House team in September 2015. I am a level 6 qualified Practitioner with a Bachelors Degree in Early Years Practice.

In my spare time I enjoy watching films, reading fiction as well as baking. My boyfriend and I are currently looking forward to finding and buying our new future family home. I am very excited to begin a journey together with my boyfriend and plan for the future.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Daffodil Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Lacey Connell

My name is Lacey Connell and I will be your child’s key person.

I am an Early Years Practitioner in Buttercups Room.I have started working in childcare in 2011 and have joined Auckland House team in July 2012. I am a level 3 qualified practitioner and I adore working with babies and young children.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my partner, family and friends and I am currently buying my own family home and looking forward to building a future with my partner and planning to have my own children soon.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Buttercup Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Megan Clarke

My name is Megan Clarke and I will be your child’s key person.

I am an Early Years Trainee in Buttercups Room.I have joined Auckland House team in July 2017. I am currently working towards gaining my level 2 in Childcare at College. I have always had a passion for working with children from a very early age, and I would like to pursue a future career in working with children.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and my dogs.

 

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Buttercups Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Siobhan Hubbard

My name is Siobhan Hubbard and I will be your child’s key person.

I am the Room Leader in Snowdrop Room. I am a Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner and hold a Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce which I have gained in 2012. I have joined Auckland House team in January 2014 and I enjoy working alongside my colleagues to provide a safe and stimulating environment for all the children in or care.

 

I have a beautiful boy who is nearly 2 years old. In my spare time I love spending time with my family. I enjoy days out with my son and having fun together.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Snowdrop Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Amy Crowder

My name is Amy Crowder and I am the Deputy Manager.

I joined Auckland House Team in November 2014. I am a level 6 qualified Early Years Practitioner with a Degree in Early Years. I look forward to working alongside your child and provide them with a fun and stimulating time while they are at our nursery.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

 

As Deputy Manager I will help ensure your child has an enjoyable time while at nursery. I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within their rooms. It is my responsibility as Deputy Manager to ensure each child’s individual needs are being met by their Key Person. I am also the setting SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), this role ensures children who have additional needs receive the support they need to help ensure children are meeting developmental goals and provides extra support were needed.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Erin Boyne

My name is Erin Boyne and I will be your child’s key worker.

I am an Early Years Practitioner in Daffodil Room. I have joined Auckland Team in August 2017. I am a level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner and have over 5 years’ experience in working in a nursery with children aged 3 months to 5 years.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and family, going to the cinema as well as theatre. I have a season ticket for Everton and enjoy going to the match with my Dad and my brother. I also love to travel and my favourite destinations so far are San Francisco and Sydney.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Snowdrop Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Fanda Thabet

My name is Fanda Thabet and I will be your child’s key worker.

I am an Early Years Practitioner in Daisy Room. I have joined Auckland Team in October 2017. I am a level 2 qualified Early Years Practitioner and have over 5 years’ experience in working in a nursery. I am currently working towards my Level 3 in Childcare.

I enjoy sport activities, in particular swimming. I speak English and Arabic. I have recently got married and I look forward to starting my own family. I enjoy working with children and seeing them develop throughout the different stages.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Daisy Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Amy McHugh

My name is Amy McHugh and I will be your child’s key worker.

I am an Apprentice in the Daffodil Room.  I have joined Auckland Team in September 2017. I have a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care and I am currently working towards my Level 2 in Childcare.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I live with my parents and my brother and my sister. I love visiting my nan and spending time together.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Chantelle Wheeler

My name is Chantelle Wheeler. I am an Early Years Bank Staff for the nursery.

I have joined Auckland Team in September 2017. I am currently a student at Liverpool Hope University studying Childhood and Youth Studies and Early Years.

In my spare time I enjoy volunteering for the Childline, socialising with friends as well as spending time with my family.

 

 

Maisie McDonough

My name is Maisie McDonough and I will be your child’s key worker.

I am an Apprentice in Bluebell Room. I have joined Auckland Team in August 2017. I am an apprentice currently working towards my level 2.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and family, I enjoy babysitting for family and also spending time with my cats.

 

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Daisy Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Delishia Harding

My name is Delishia Harding and I will be your child’s key worker.

I am an Early Years Practitioner in the Buttercups Room. I have joined Auckland Team in November 2017 as a level 3 practitioner.

In my spare time I enjoy to stay fit and active and spend time with my family and friends, as well as regular babysitting for family.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Daisy Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour. As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Jeanne

My name is Jeanne and I am a Lunchtime Assistant.

I have joined Auckland House team in June 2017. I really enjoy working with the children. It gives me great satisfaction to watch children grow and learn in the nursery environment.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.

 

 

Alana

My name is Alana and I am a Lunchtime Assistant.

I have joined Auckland House team in November 2017. I enjoy working with the children and helping support them in their learning and development.

I am a mum to a little girl and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

 

Allison Cheshire

My name is Allison Cheshire and I will be your child’s key person. I am a Senior Early Years Practitioner in Buttercup Room.

I have joined Auckland House Day Nursery in March 2018. I have 14 years experience working with children in my own home as a registered childminder. I left child minding in October 2017 to try a different job but I felt I needed to put my level 3 Early Years Educator qualification into practice. I then applied for a position in Auckland House Day Nursery and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Buttercup Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour.

As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

I’d love to hear about everything your child has been doing at home and the things they are particularly interested in. If you have any questions, concerns and ideas please let me know.

 

Paula Gill

My name is Paula Gill and I will be your child’s key worker. I am an Early Years Practitioner in Snowdrop Room.

I have joined Auckland Team in March 2018 in an exciting new role as Unit Leader for 2-3 year olds. I have worked in childcare for the past 28 years, working in several nurseries and schools across Liverpool for the past 8 years. I have progressed into management. I am currently studying foundation degree level 5 in leadership and management.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my 3 teenage children spending quality family time.
As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Snowdrop Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour.

As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

Stephen Lahan

My name is Stephen Lahan and I will be your child’s key worker. I am an Early Years Practitioner in the Daisy Room.

I have joined Auckland Team in May 2018. I am a level 6 practitioner with a passion for progress. I believe everyday presents new opportunities and pathways in the journey of childhood. My knowledge and enthusiasm in the early childhood sector will be a valuable asset to all children in achieving their full potential.

As a key person I will help your child to become familiar with the nursery and to feel confident and safe within the Buttercup Room. It is my responsibility as a key person to meet the needs of each individual child and respond sensitively to his/her feelings, ideas and behaviour.

As your child’s key person I am also responsible for maintaining proper records of the child’s development and share these with you as a parent/guardian on a regular basis to ensure that your child is being appropriately cared for.

 

Summer Harrison

My name is Summer Harrison and I will be your child’s key worker. I am Early Years Bank Staff/Lunch time Assistant for the nursery.

I have joined the Auckland House team in May 2018

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my family and friends. I enjoy helping children develop throughout their early years and I am happy to help the children if they require different ways of learning and developing.