MEET THE TEAM

Our work has one clear focus: your child's individual needs. In order for us to support your child's development in the best possible way, we employ people with vast amounts of experience from within the childcare sector. All staff have a loving and caring nature and have come from different educational training backgrounds. They all attend regular training courses, which enable them to bring new ideas and proposals to the nursery - ideas that will also benefit your children.

 

Find out more about our staff.

 

Emma Potter

Co-owner - Nursery Principal

 

Emma is the designated Nursery Principal. She has ultimate responsibility for Brockhill Barn Day Nursery. This includes staff recruitment, personnel matters, Ofsted, Quality Assurance, Health and Safety issues and the general day to day running of the nursery including the ultimate welfare of the children.

Paul Rawlins

Co-owner - Nursery Administrator / Website Co-ordinator / Cook / Gardener / Maintenance Man

Main Qualifications

Basic Food Hygiene.

Job Role

Preparing and cooking the nursery meals on a daily basis. Providing Emma with admin support including, invoicing, form compilation and bookkeeping. Paul is also responsible for setting up and maintaining the BBDN website and social media group accounts including Facebook and Twitter.

 

Length of Service

April 2007 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

Although Paul has no formal cookery training, he has always enjoyed being in the kitchen and has always cooked the meals for his two sons, Will and Tom.

Other Relevant Certificates

First Aid at Work and Safeguarding Children

Hobbies and Interests

Paul enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. He also enjoys reading, playing golf, fishing with Will and Tom and watching and coaching youth and adult football.



Beverley Darling

Nursery Manager

Main Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare

Job Role

Bev is the designated Nursery Manager. Her responsibility is to support Emma in her role as nursery principal and to ensure the safe and effective running of the nursery which includes; communicating with new and existing parents on a regular basis, carrying out staff appraisals, implementation of all policies and procedures, working within the Early Years Foundation Stage Famework and implementing relevant activities and to work as an effective team leader ensuring the children's welfare is paramount at all times.

Length of Service

April 2007 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

Bev has over twenty years experience in childcare environments. She possesses a thorough working knowledge of the childcare industry.

Other Relevant Certificates

Worcestershire County Council Signalong Signs Training

Emma Stokes

Deputy Nursery Manager (Nursery SENCo, Practice Lead)

Main Qualifications

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management of Children and Young People

Job Role

I work alongside Bev to oversee the daily running of the nursery. My role is to support, plan and assess for children with additional needs. To offer support to all staff in a practice lead role. I also liaise with other professionals regarding children with special needs. I also create and maintain positive relationships with parents.

Length of Service

From October 2012 to Present

Knowledge and Experience

I studied at college after leaving school and completed an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. I then worked part-time at a pre-school setting while attending University to study for my Level 5 diploma. I came to work at Brockhill in 2012 and first worked in the Butterfly Room. A year later I became the Baby Room Supervisor. Then in October 2015 I was promoted to Deputy Manager, SENCo and Practice Lead.

Other Relevant Certificates

Cache Level 3

Paediatric First Aid

Basic Food Hygiene

Introduction to Safeguarding

Worcestershire County Council Signalong Signs Training

Radicalisation Prevent Duty

Code of Practice

Speech and Language

Provision Mapping

Role of the SENCo

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy socialising with family and friends and shopping. I am an animal lover and often find myself adopting new pets! Most of which visit the nursery too!

Pauline Wilks

Nursery Assistant - All Rooms

Main Qualifications

PPA Playgroup Foundation Diploma

Job Role

Looking after the babies needs in Ladybirds from 3 months to 2 years.

Length of Service

Nine years.

Knowledge and Experience

Vast experience of working in various nursery settings including 11 years running a playgroup, 3 years running a Mother and Toddler group and 2 years Language and Play Project.

Other Relevant Certificates

Speech and Language

Early Mathematics

Language Play, First Aid at Work and Basic Food Hygiene

Worcestershire County Council Signalong Signs Training

Hobbies and Interests

Pauline is a Member of English Heritage. She enjoys reading, going to the theatre and spending time with her Grandchildren.

Luci Fisher

Room Supervisor - Caterpillars Room

Main Qualifications

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce

Job Role

I help to care for, look after and interact with the children in the Caterpillar Room. I help to make sure the room runs smoothly and effectively to provide the best care for the children. I also help to plan activities suitable for the children that they will enjoy and that will aid their development.

Length of Service

June 2014 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

I undertook a 1 year placement at Brockhill Barn Day Nursery and a 1 year placement at Pitcher Oak as part of my college course.

Other Relevant Certificates

Level 2 - Emergency First Aid at Work

Food Safety - Level 1

Safeguarding Children

Are you ready for 2 year olds?

Planning and Observations

Hobbies and Interests

Socialising with fiends and family.

Karen Hawksworth

Room Supervisor - Ladybirds

Main Qualifications

National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB)

Job Role

To ensure a high standard of physical, social, emotional and intellectual care for all children in the nursery. To ensure the smooth running of the Ladybirds Room and to support all other staff in their duties within the nursery.

Length of Service

July 2013 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

On qualifying as a Nursery Nurse I worked as a Private Nanny for 12 years. After taking care of my family, supporting my partner in his business and most recently living in Greece for 8 years. I decided to return to the Childcare profession and have worked at Brockhill Barn for nearly 6 years now.

Other Relevant Certificates

Paediatric First Aid (July 2013)

Safeguarding Children (Nov 2013)

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy travelling, gardening, shopping, cooking and spending time with friends and family

Zoya Asif

Nursery Nurse - Caterpillars Room

Main Qualifications

National Diploma in Childcare, Early Years and Development Level 3.

Job Role

My main role within the nursery is to assist the room supervisor to ensure the smooth running of the room. I ensure that the children are happy and safe within the environment they are in. I plan activities such as colouring, building blocks and messy play.

Length of Service

May 2018 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

I have experience of several placements in various settings within the childcare sector.

Other Relevant Certificates

First Aid

Food Hygiene

Safeguarding children

Hobbies and Interests

My hobbies include drawing and anything arts and crafts related. I draw Manadalas which can take days to complete.

 

Millie Fox

Apprentice Nursery Nurse

Main Qualifications

I am currently studying for my CACHE Level 2 qualification in Childcare and Education.

Job Role

I currently assist in every room within the nursery as required. This includes playing with the children, changing nappies, preparing snack and serving hot dinners.

Length of Service

June 2018 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

I have always been a babysitter for younger family members, neighbours and friends. I often includes cooking tea, watching films and putting the children to bed.

Other Relevant Certificates

Health and Social Care - Merit

Hobbies and Interests

I spend my spare time going to dance classes and being a 'taxi' dancer for beginners. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family.

 

Alison Fletcher

Nursery Nurse - Butterflies Room

Main Qualifications

Awaiting information

Job Role

Awaiting information

Length of Service

November 2017 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

Awaiting information

Other Relevant Certificates

Awaiting information

Hobbies and Interests

Awaiting information

 

Jade Watson

Nursery Nurse - Butterflies Room

Main Qualifications

NVQ Level 2 Childcare

Job Role

My role is to care for the children in the Butterflies Room and assist the room Supervisor in the smooth daily running of the room.

Length of Service

August 2018 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

I worked previously as a Dinner Lady for 2 years working with children aged 5-11.

Other Relevant Certificates

Paediatric First Aid

Hobbies and Interests

In my spare time i'm always spending time with my two children. We love days out and finding fun things to do. I've also taken part in a few charity runs which I thoroughly enjoy.

 

Abi Pearson

Apprentice Nursery Nurse

Main Qualifications

Awaiting information

Job Role

Awaiting information

Length of Service

November 2017 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

Awaiting information

Other Relevant Certificates

Awaiting information

Hobbies and Interests

Awaiting information

 

Ellie Uzonova

Nursery Nurse

Main Qualifications

Awaiting information

Job Role

Awaiting information

Length of Service

November 2017 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

Awaiting information

Other Relevant Certificates

Awaiting information

Hobbies and Interests

Awaiting information

 

Sam Thirtle

Nursery Nurse

Main Qualifications

Awaiting information

Job Role

Awaiting information

Length of Service

November 2017 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

Awaiting information

Other Relevant Certificates

Awaiting information

Hobbies and Interests

Awaiting information

 

Claire Prodanovic

Nursery Nurse

Main Qualifications

Cache Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. BTEC Level 2 in Children's Care, Learning and Development (Merit) English (C) Applied Science (Pass) Maths (D)

Job Role

To help prepare children for when they go to school and meeting and planning for each child's individual needs. To also assist the Room Supervisor with the daily routines, ensuring the room runs smoothly.

Length of Service

October 2017 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

I have worked in four different work placements whilst gaining my qualification. The age ranges are from birth to five years old including nursery settings to school settings.

Other Relevant Certificates

First Aid at Work Level 2

Food Hygiene - Level 1

Safeguarding Children

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy socialising with friends and family. I also like to spend time and days out with my husband and two children.

Ellie Hanna

Apprentice Nursery Nurse

Main Qualifications

GCSE's - English Language & Literature, Mathematics, Statistics, Science Core and Additional

Job Role

Looking after the children and providing for their every day needs whilst gaining my qualification in Childcare and Education.

Length of Service

October 2016 - Present

Knowledge and Experience

I have experience in working at a before and after school club. My duties include supervising creative activities, preparing snacks, creating displays whilst interacting with children aged 4 to 14.

Other Relevant Certificates

General Awareness

Food Hygiene - Level 1

Safeguarding Children

Hobbies and Interests

I enjoy socialising and listening to music.