Danni Robertson Company Director I started at Thames Tiddlers Nursery in 1998 as a student studying my NVQ level 2 in early years childhood education. In the same year I was offered a part time position with Thames Tiddlers. The following year I completed my level NVQ level 3 and went full time at the setting. In 2000 I become the Nurseries business coordinator. In 2003 I project lead a government scheme called The Neighbourhood Nurseries Initiative which lead to the extension of the nursery to include a baby unit. This opened in 2004. In 2008 I completed my level 3 in business and admin. In 2010 myself and my sister Claire took over the business as company directors. I have three children of my own and have a passion for creating enriched possibilities for children and their families.
Claire Orchard Company Director I started at Thames Tiddlers Nursery in 1997 after completing my NVQ level 3 in early years childhood education. I started as part of a job share working in partnership for Greenwich Community College. A training company then took the nursery over as sole provider and my position changed to a full time nursery officer. Greenwich council took the nursery over in 2007 as an interim period. Then in 2010 myself and my sister Danni Robertson took over the business as company directors. I have two children of my own and love the creative and outdoor elements we give to the children here at Thames Tiddlers Nursery.
Rachel Robertson Manager Rachel has a BA Honours in Fine Art and worked previously within the Atelierista role (artist) at Thames Tiddlers Nursery. Rachel started working in childcare in August 2012. Rachel gained her Early Years Teaching status from Kingston University in February 2014. Rachel works closely with all educators to ensure continued high quality childcare provision at Thames Tiddlers Nursery.
All our staff members are DBS checked, reference checked, interviewed and given a trail period before starting at Thames Tiddlers Nursery. All staff members are expected to attend regular up to date courses these include; safeguarding, first aid and relevant courses that relate to staff's individual practice. Staff members are responsible for the progress and development of their key children's individual needs. The staff we have, have been with us for many years and are very loyal and committed to making the family run business an enriching and happy environment.
Educators from the preschool room
Samantha Neville Samantha has been working in childcare since 2007. Samantha has a NVQ level 3 in early years childhood education. Samantha is acting deputy and works alongside the senior management. Samantha is also our pedagogical for the pre-school room lead and works closely with Rachel the Atelierista.
Karly Cooper Karly has been working in childcare since 2001. Karly has a NVQ level 3 in Early Years Childhood Education and a NVQ level 4 in childcare management. Karly is our pedagogical lead who overseas the projects and enquiries within the toddler room.
Rachel Stone Rachel is working towards her level 3 in Early Years Childhood Education.
Victoria Newbrook Victoria has been specifically employed to support children with SEN (Special education needs)
Educators in the toddler room
Abbie Amis Abbie has been working in childcare since 2007. Abbie has a NVQ level 3 in Early Years Childhood Education. Abbie is the Toddler's head of room.
Shayla Birkley Shayla has been working for Thames Tiddlers Nursery since 2015 and has a level 3 NVQ Early Years Childcare. Shayla is currently working towards gaining experience to support her pedagogical role within the toddler room.
Nikki Warren Nikki started in childcare in 1997. Nikki has a NVQ level 3 in Early Years Childhood Education . Nikki is a nursery officer, a trained Forestry school leader and our SENCO.
Simon Heaver Simon has worked in childcare since June 2019 and is working towards his NVQ level 3 in Early Years Childhood Education. Simon is being supported to gain knowledge and experience within the forest school role.
Jamie Jerome Jamie has completed her level 2 NVQ in Early Years Childcare and will be working towards her level 3.
Georgia Warren Georgia has a level 2 NVQ in Early Years Childcare and is working towards her level 3.
Steve Whitelock Steve is our meal supervisor at Thames Tiddlers Nursery and Steve holds a food hygiene awareness certificate.
Educators from the Baby and Toddler room
Lauren McMullen Lauren has experience working in a school and nursery settings and has her NVQ level 3 in childcare. Lauren is currently receiving professional development to support her role as pedagogical lead in the bay and toddler room.
Davina Tivers Davina has worked at Thames Tiddlers Nursery since September 2017 and has a level 2 NVQ in early years education and is working towards her level 3
Kayleigh Crookes Kayleigh has a level 2 NVQ in Early Years Childcare and is working towards her level 3.
Chelsea Rutherford Chelsea is working towards her level 2 in Early Years Childhood Education.