Co-owner, Director & Manager
In addition to raising my own four children I have worked within the childcare field for 22 years both as a Preschool Manager and Registered Childminder. I have sat on a local toddler group committee and set up a childminding group. Alongside Jackie, I was involved in the setting up and running of the highly successful Fetcham kids Club an afterschool and holiday club based at Oakfield School in September 2015 and will continue to manage the club alongside the preschool to ensure our high standards of care and education are maintained. Qualifications: Cache Level 3 Diploma in Preschool Practise, Surrey Safeguarding Modules 1 & 2, Paediatric First Aid, Code of Practise & Inclusion for SEND (three day course). Plus many other courses and workshops attended over the years including nutrition, Early Years Foundation Stage and Speech and Language
Co-Owner, Director, Manager
During my time as a childminder I sat on many committees and jointly set up and ran a local toddler group with Alison Herrod, I have completed the Surrey Early Years Quality Assurance Scheme and was the first childminder in surrey to achieve this, Additionally I have an NVQ level 3 Introduction, Development and Extended childminding practice, I hold a DCPO in safeguarding children, First Aid, Equal opportunities, SENCO- code of practice and inclusion for SEND (three day course) and food Hygiene qualifications to name but a few and am committed to ensuring that my training is up to date and relevant.
My aim it to provide a happy and stimulating environment for the children in our preschool and am excited to take on this new venture.
I have grown up in the area and now live in Ashtead with my partner and three boys.
I have always worked in the early years field, since gaining my cache level 3 diploma in early years and education, 14 years ago.
From this point I did a variety of nannying, working at a special educational needs school as a classroom assistant, before moving back to nurseries where I quickly became promoted as room manager.
In this time I gained my level 4 in early years. I have done various courses over the years, including safe guarding, first aid and many more.
In 2011, when I had my first child, I changed from nursery work to manage a crèche, working there for almost three years, until I had my second son and then made the choice to become a stay at home mum, then becoming a mum of three busy boys, waiting for the right opportunity to return to work.
In my break from work, I was part of the parents committee at my sons preschool, have been part of my sons school pta and a class rep.
The opportunity to join Daisychain’s made it an easy transition back into working life, finding the ethic and passion put into the children’s care and learning an inspiration and a team I wanted to be part of. wanted to be part of.
Hi, I’m Alison, I’ve lived in Fetcham for 30 years. I have three grown up children. I have worked in child care for the last 15 years, 13 of those child minding, where I completed my NVQ level 3 plus other training which included Safeguarding, first aid and Senco to name a few. During my childminding years I was on the committee of a toddler group and also help set up a local childminding group. After childminding I was a nanny to a family for 2 years, this was until the families work took them abroad. I have now continually worked for Fetcham Kids Club since it launch in September 2015.
Hi, I’m Zoe a local girl who has grown up in fetcham and attended both the infant school and Oakfield. I’ve worked at fetcham kids club since it started in September 2015. Alongside this I also work in the infant school as a catering assistant and Cook. I have a level 2 hygiene certificate and a level 2 cooks certificate. I have attended an Introduction to Safeguarding training.
I have a son who attends year two in the infant school, before I had him I worked in property management and prior to that I was a shop manager and cruise specialist for Thomson which I had many opportunities to travel and see the world.
Hi my name is Becky and I’m a play worker at Fetcham Kids Club. I am also studying for A levels in Maths, P.E and Biology at The Howard of Effingham. In my spare time I coach gymnastics at Leatherhead Gym.
I hold a First Aid certificate and have taken part in Safeguarding training.
All our staff are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and signed up to the update service, we expect all new staff to undertake Safeguarding training within six months of commencing their employment with us. We ensure, that at least half the staff on the premises, hold a level 3 or above qualification and an up to date paediatric first aid qualification. We encourage all staff to attend regular staff meetings and training to keep their knowledge current and assist with their own personal development.