Our Team

About Honeysuckle Day Nursery

Allow us to introduce you to some of team Honeysuckle….

Natalie
Manager

I’m Natalie the manager here at Honeysuckle Day Nursery. I have worked with young children for over 16 years starting as a nursery practitioner moving to room leader, deputy and now manager. I have a foundation degree in early years and a BA honours in education which I completed in 2011. I am passionate about what I do and am committed to ensuring each child receives outstanding care and experiences during their time at Honeysuckle.

I helped set up the nursery back in 2013 following the birth of my daughter. I strive upon making the nursery a fantastic environment for children and parents alike as well as creating a happy and positive atmosphere for the staff to work in. I really pride myself and my team on the nurseries home from home feel and believe this is what makes us parents first choice for day care in the area.

It really is a joy to come to work at Honeysuckle. I love working in the rooms which really keeps me in touch with how the children are developing. I am a proud mum to two children now, who have both attended Honeysuckle over the years.

We love being a positive presence within the community and look forward to continuing this in the future.

Gemma
Deputy Manager & Senco

My name is Gemma and I am one of the Deputy Managers here at Honeysuckle Day Nursery.

I first qualified as a nursery nurse in 1997 when I gained my NVQ 2 & 3 in childcare and education, I then went on to do psychology and a management course.

I have gained a wealth of experience within different childcare settings and enjoy the difference everyday brings. Our children are so precious to us and having a daughter of my own I understand how hard it must be to choose the right place for your child.

I have been part of the Honeysuckle team since we first opened back in 2013 I have done various training courses including First Aid, Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, Safeguarding Children and Behaviour Management.

I absolutely love my job – every day is different. Every child is unique and being part of their growth and development is a real pleasure and very rewarding.

Look forward to welcoming you to the Honeysuckle family.

Emma
Deputy Manager & Lead Safeguard Practitioner

My name is Emma and I am a deputy manager as well as the lead safeguard practitioner at Honeysuckle Day Nursery. Ever since my work experience at school I knew that childcare was the only job I could see myself doing. I started my career within childcare over 20 years ago and have gained plenty of experience in different settings along the way.

I was very excited when Honeysuckle opened their doors within walking distance to my house as I was looking to return to a nursery setting after changing my career path to fit around my daughter’s school hours. I joined the Honeysuckle team in January 2014 as the Baby room senior and am currently the Toddler room senior. Since starting I have completed many training courses including my Management and Leadership Qualification, a variety of Safeguarding courses and first aid.

I thoroughly enjoy each day at nursery and being involved in the learning and development of the children. I’m sure they teach me just as much as I do them.

I’m a strong believer in a healthy home/ work balance and feel Honeysuckle has enabled me to fulfil this. I realised this has had a positive effect on my home life when my daughter (at age 10) said “you never come home grumpy” which is testament to the environment I go to work in each day.

Danielle
Third In Charge & Lead Language Practitioner

My name is Danielle and I’ve been part of the management team at Honeysuckle Day Nursery since joining in 2014. Since then I have gained a level 2 in team leadership and a level 3 qualification in management.

After a 7-year career in graphic design I decided to take the plunge and follow my passion and interest in child development in 2005. It was then that I gained my NVQ level 3 qualification in early years care & education alongside other training such as Makaton, den building, positive behaviour management and safeguarding but to mention a few. I understand what it means to find a safe, secure and stimulating environment for your own child. I too had to make this important decision for my son many years ago.

As the room senior of Pre-school, I strive to provide stimulating activities for the children that create wow moments for their learning and development. I get involved in a variety of play activities and never shy of getting messy and dirty.

I feel a great sense of pride when the children that leave our care are confident and independent, welcoming the challenges that primary school brings.

“Where all our children are treated as individuals in a safe, stimulating and caring environment”

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