My name is Becky Harris and I am the Nursery Manager for New Beginnings.
I completed my NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and my Foundation Degree at The
Berkshire College of Agriculture and moved on to The University of Reading where I completed my BA hons degree and achieved my Early Years Professional Status.
I have had the opportunity to enjoy various childcare roles which have provided me with a great understanding, knowledge and experience in my fields. For me, one of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing the children flourish, grow in confidence and seeing them develop their own personalities. I work closely with the team to continue meeting children’s needs along with promoting learning and tracking each individual child’s development.
I look forward to welcoming you and your family to our nursery very soon.
Employment commencement January 2010
Heather is our Deputy Manager and Room Leader in our ‘littles’ room. She is a designated Safeguarding Lead. Heather is a qualified Nursery Practitioner and has her National Nursery Examination Board certificate (NNEB).
Heather has many years experience with children of all ages in Nursery settings and as a children’s rep overseas.
Nichola is Third in Charge of the Nursery and Room Leader and key carer for ‘Pre-School’. She is an experienced practitioner with an NVQ Level 3, Food Hygiene Certificate and has completed Safeguarding and is First Aid trained. Nichola spent many years as a Girl Guide before becoming a Girl Guide Leader. Nichola is currently completing her Level 3 to also become a Forest School Leader.
Ayesha is a Qualified Nursery Practitioner with her Diploma level 3 in Childcare. She is a Room Leader and Key Carer for our baby room. Ayesha has 4 grown up girls of her own and a lovely Grandson. Ayesha has many years experience with all the age groups.
Sophie is a very experienced Nursery Nurse, having worked for a local Nursery for 8 years. Sophie has her NVQ Level 3, Food Hygiene Certificate, is First Aid trained and has been on numerous EYFS and Safeguarding training. Sophie’s experience extends to her being Room Leader and key carer in our ‘Bigs’ room.
In her spare time Sophie helps to look after her Niece and her pet chihuahua, Bobby.
Dawid is our full-time Nursery Cook and housekeeper. Originally from Poland, Dawid has been in the UK for several years and has previous experience working in a day nursery kitchen. He prepares tasty nutritional meals for the children and helps with cooking activities in the rooms.
Becky has her NNEB, NVQ L3, is Safeguarded, has her Food Hygiene and is First Aid trained.
Becky loves animals and the environment. She also has a love for anything Disney and has visited Disneyland 15 times!
Hayley has her NNEB and her NVQ L3. She is Safeguarded, Food Hygiene and First Aid trained. she is also a L3 Forest School Leader.
Hayley is a very experienced practitioner and has been working in childcare for 19 years. She has a teenage son and loves planning creative activities.
Lorraine is an experienced Nursery practitioner, having worked in childcare for 14 years. She has her NVQ L3, Safeguarded and is First Aid trained.
Lorraine has 3 Daughters and 4 Grandchildren with her 5th one on the way! She enjoys going on walks with her dog Pippa.
Employment Commencement January 2012
Level 2 in Pre-School Practice.
Alison works at New Beginnings full time and has a wealth of experience working with children of all ages, both as a childminder and within Nursery Settings. Alison has 2 grown up children of her own.
Jayne has her NVQ L3 and is Safeguard trained.
Jayne has over 30 years’ experience working with children and is an extremely knowledgeable practitioner. She has 2 grown up children, 2 grandchildren and 2 dogs called Alfie and Bertie.
Employment commencement December 2006
Sharon is a part time Nursery Assistant. Sharon has undertaken lots of relevant courses related to Early Years and Child development and is our Fire, Health and Safety Officer, she also has her Basic Food Hygiene certificate. Sharon has 2 grown up children and is proud nanny to her beautiful granddaughter.
Lizzie has spent time working in Canada teaching riding to children aged 4-12 years old. This is when she discovered a love for helping children learn and develop. She is Safeguard trained.
Lizzie has a horse of her own called Oscar and enters fun events in her spare time.
Caroline is a Nursery Assistant and will be working towards her NVQ Level 3. Caroline has experience working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and is excited to be a part of the team at New Beginnings. She holds an NVQ2 in Childcare, NVQ L3 in Health and Social Care and is First Aid Trained.
Tia is Ruth’s daughter. She is currently studying psychology and criminology at Nottingham Trent University. Tia helps at Nursery where she is needed during the holidays and shares Ruth’s passion in the care of children.
Gary is constantly looking to improve the nursery environment and has great vision for the future. He works closely with Management and staff.
Gary has 6 grown up children of his own and is a proud Grandad.