Taking care of other people’s children is a great responsibility. One of the most important factors for parents to consider when choosing childcare is the team caring for their children. Our team of Nursery Practitioners, Teachers and Early Years Professionals are exceptionally well-trained, qualified and experienced to ensure the team are always aware of any child’s needs at any time and ensure that the children in our care are happy, safe and enjoying themselves. The nursery teams offer patient guidance and constant supervision. We offer a premium service:

  • We aim for 100% qualified staff, well exceeding Ofsted’s 50% qualified staff requirement. Indeed over 35% of staff are graduates or post-graduates.
  • We exceed OFSTED-required staff: child ratios.
  • Each Nursery has its own Manager, Deputy Manager, Nursery Teacher and Early Years Professional (EYP) leading practice.
  • We exceed all statutory training requirements and are a registered Training Centre for EYPs. During their first year, all staff are required to attend several mandatory training courses, including: Safeguarding Children, First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Inclusion and the Early Years Foundation Stage. In addition to this, we support all relevant ongoing training, having our own group Training Department, and offer a good employment package, ensuring a stable team.
  • We have stringent recruitment processes all of which are adhered to. All staff are thoroughly vetted during recruitment; enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks are undertaken for all staff every six weeks during their employment with the Elmscot Group, and of course all references collected and medical history are checked prior to commencing employment, following our Safe Recruitment policy.

The focus of our organisation, and the reason we strive so hard to offer the best possible service, is always the children we care for. We acknowledge the trust parents place in us and we care for children in our settings as if they were our own.

Broussa nursery team

Rebecca Hodcroft

Broussa | Rabbit room

Early Years Practitioner (Maternity Leave) NVQ Level 3

Emma Pridden

Broussa | Owl room

Senior Early Years Practitioner & 3rd in charge NVQ Level 4

Sarah Mairs

Broussa | Rabbit room

Early Years Assistant NVQ Level 2

Francesca Thomas

Broussa | Badger room

Senior Early Years Practitioner (Maternity Leave) NVQ Level 3

Sinead Jones

Broussa | Supply Team Broussa

Charlie Jones

Broussa | Owl room

Senior Early Years Practitioner BA Hons Childhood Studies

Chloe Cartwright

Broussa | Squirrel room

Early Years Apprentice Working towards Level 2 in Childcare

Claire Denham

Broussa

Nursery Administrator Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Basic Food Hygiene, Prevent Duty and British Values

Danielle Nicholson

Broussa | Management Team Broussa

Deputy Manager (Maternity leave) Level 5 Diploma in management. NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning, and Development.

Dawn Lambert

Broussa | Kitchen Team Broussa

Nursery Chef City and Guilds Qualification in Catering, Food Hygiene Level 2

Melissa McDonagh

Broussa | Badger room

Early Years Apprentice Completion of 10 GCSE’s including Psychology which covered Child attachment and Cognitive Development

Megan Coop

Broussa | Rabbit room

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 Childcare

Jennifer Bamber

Broussa | Squirrel room

Senior Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 5

Kassandra Whitehouse

Broussa | Rabbit room

1:1 Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Katherine Bell

Broussa | Badger room

Senior Early Years Practitioner BA Hons Childhood Studies

Claire Rojahn

Broussa | Owl room

Nursery Practitioner

Joanne Keighley

Broussa | Management Team Broussa

Deputy Manager

Yvonne Nicholson

Broussa | Badger room

Assistant Deputy Manager Level 4 in Children’s Care Learning and Development

Jasmin Doran

Broussa | Squirrel room

Senior Early Years Practitioner BA in Early Childhood and Education

Mellissa Wilson

Broussa | Kitchen Team Broussa

Kitchen Assistant

Stacey Thompson

Broussa | Management Team Broussa

Manager Foundation Degree in Early Years

Reece Moss

Broussa | Squirrel room

Supply Nursery Practitioner

Annette Derby

Broussa | Management Team Broussa

Manager

Ami Mahon

Broussa | Management Team Broussa

Deputy Manager Level 3 Childcare | Level 2 Leadership & Management

Megan Daly

Broussa | Squirrel room

Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Childcare

Lorraine Stephenson

Broussa | Supply Team Broussa

Level 3 Childcare

Abeda Pandor

Broussa | Owl room

Nursery Teacher Post-Graduate Degree in Education

Elise Critchley

Broussa | Badger room

Early Years Assistant Level 3 Health & Social Care

Chester nursery team

Alison Cox

Chester | Kitchen Team Chester

Assistant Nursery Chef Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

Amy Herridge

Chester | Penguin room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Ashley Marshall

Chester | Giraffe room

2-3s Unit Coordinator BA Hons

Tracey Bennion

Chester | Penguin room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Nicky Cunningham

Chester | Management Team Chester

Nursery Manager NVQ Level 4

Zoe Butler

Chester | Koala room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Stacey Thomas

Chester | Panda room

Over 3s Coordinator & 3rd in Charge BA Hons

Sinead McLernon

Chester | Giraffe room

Nursery Practitioner BA Hons

Rachael Cuthbert

Chester | Panda room | Giraffe room | Koala room | Penguin room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Nikki Dodd

Chester | Koala room

Team Leader NNEB

Tracey Cunningham

Chester | Kitchen Team Chester

Nursery Housekeeper

Mariela Velikova

Chester | Kitchen Team Chester

Nursery Chef Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

Maggie Harrison

Chester | Giraffe room | Koala room | Panda room | Penguin room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Lauren Sollars

Chester | Giraffe room

Apprentice

Kerry Pengelly

Chester | Penguin room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Jenny Foster

Chester | Management Team Chester

Deputy Manager NVQ Level 4

Emma Cannon

Chester | Panda room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 2 working towards NVQ Level 3

Emily Dodd

Chester | Penguin room

Under 2s Coordinator NVQ Level 3

Anne-Marie Bennett

Chester | Giraffe room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Amy Carr

Chester | Panda room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 2 working towards NVQ Level 3

Elmscot nursery team

Fehmida Ishfaq

Elmscot | Willow room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Clair Jones

Elmscot | Maple room

Senior Early Years Practitioner QCF Early Years Educator Level 3

Chelsea Thomas

Elmscot | Willow room

Senior Early Years Practitioner QCF Early Years Educator Level 3

Danielle Williams

Elmscot | Oak room

Room Senior Early Years Practitioner and 3rd in Charge BA Hons Early Years Childhood, Early Years Teacher Status

Katherine Hall

Elmscot | Beech room

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 Diploma in CYPW

Kerry Loftus

Elmscot | Willow room

Early Years Practitioner NNEB Level 3

Holly Ryan

Elmscot | Beech room | Management Team Elmscot

Deputy Manager and Senior EY Practitioner CACHE Level 3, QCF Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children and Young People's Services

Jean Connolly

Elmscot | Maple room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Claire Hurst

Elmscot | Kitchen Team Elmscot

Chef Food Safety and Hygiene L2

Michelle McCarney

Elmscot | Maple room

Early Years Practitioner NNEB Level 3

Olivia Bradshaw

Elmscot | Oak room

Early Years Apprentice QCF Early Educator Level 2

Lashaune Goldson Smith

Elmscot | Maple room

Early Years Practitioner QCF Early Years Educator Level 2

Joanna Rozembajgier

Elmscot | Maple room

Early Years Practitioner CACHE level 3 Diploma for the children and young people’s workforce (QCF),

Patricia Child-Ballingall

Elmscot | Beech room

Early Years Practitioner CACHE Level 2 in Childcare and Education -BA (hons) in Social Change

Lucy Yarnell

Elmscot | Management Team Elmscot

Nursery Manager BA Hons Early Years Childhood, Early Years Teacher Status

Jessica Parsonage

Elmscot | Supply team Elmscot

Early Years Assistant Diploma in Chlidcare

Mrs Namvar

Elmscot | Oak room

Nursery Teacher PGCE in Early Childhood Studies and Early Years Teacher Status

Rebecca Pugh

Elmscot | Oak room

Senior Early Years Practitioner Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services

Fidelma McCorkell

Elmscot | Willow room

Early Years Assistant

Shannon Crawford

Elmscot | Willow room

Early Years Practitoner level 3 in Childcare (Level 5 in leadership and management )

Laura Graham

Elmscot | Oak room

Over 2's Coordinator BA honours in Childhood Studies

Lowri Jones

Elmscot | Beech room

Ealry Years Practitioner BA honours in Early Years

Andrea McIntosh

Elmscot | Maple room

Early Years Apprentice working towards level 2 in Childcare

Hale nursery team

Rachael Lyons

Hale | Management Team Hale

Operations Manager Foundation Degree Childhood Studies

Sue Curwen

Hale | Squirrel room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Natalie McClaren

Hale | Squirrel room

Mothers/Fathers Help Level 3 in Early Years

Sophie Murray

Hale | Owl room

Senior Nursery Practitioner BA Hons Early Childhood Studies

Jessica Brady

Hale | Hedgehog room

Hedgehog Room Senior NVQ Level 3

Alyson Harrison

Hale | Hedgehog room

Nursery Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Becky Wood

Hale | Rabbits room

Rabbit Room Senior BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies

Janis Scruton

Hale | Supply team Hale

Nursery Practitioner Advanced Diploma in Childcare

Lisa Loftus

Hale | Kitchen Team Hale

Nursery Chef Level 2 Food Safety Hygiene for Catering

Janty Lightbown

Hale | Kitchen Team Hale

Assistant Nursery Chef Level 2 Food Safety Hygiene for Catering

Sandra Malyan

Hale | Supply team Hale

Nursery Practitioner Level 3 in Preschool Practice

Hayley Wilmore

Hale | Hedgehog room

Early Years Practitioner

Laura Smith – Deputy Manager

Hale | Management Team Hale | Rabbits room

Senior Early Years Practitioner

Sue Norcott

Hale | Management Team Hale

Nursery Administrator

Becky Greenwood

Hale | Squirrel room

Nursery Practitioner

Stacey Thompson

Hale | Management Team Hale

Manager Foundation Degree in Early Years

Lauren Scanlon

Squirrel room

Senior Early Years Practitioner BA in early childhood studies

Eleanor Barlow

Hale | Squirrel room

Early Years Practitioner

Miss Williams

Hale | Owl room

Preschool Teacher

Kate Walker

Hale | Rabbits room

Early Years Assistant

Claire Carroll

Hale | Badger room

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 BTEC

Alex Packman

Hale | Badger room

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 BTEC

Mia Hanse

Hale | Rabbits room

Nursery Practitioner

Emma Critchfield

Hale | Squirrel room

Apprentice

Brooke Ellis

Hale | Owl room

Apprentice

Nancy Claire

Hale | Badger room

Senior Early Years Practitioner Degree in Early childhood studies

Shauna Charnock

Hale | Badger room

Over 3's Co-ordinator Early Years Foundation Degree

Sofina Choudhury

Hale | Squirrel room

Under 3s Co-coordinator

Nantwich nursery team

Jenna Holloway

Nantwich | Management Team Nantwich

Manager

Amie Bennion

Nantwich | Chestnut Room

Early Years Practitioner (MATERNITY LEAVE) CACHE Level 3 (Diploma for the children and Young Peoples Workforce)

Emma Warren

Nantwich | Oak Room

Senior Early Years Practitioner (MATERNITY LEAVE) BTEC Level 3 (Diploma in childcare and Education)

Laura Herdman

Nantwich | Willow Room

Senior Early Years Practitioner CACHE Level 3 (Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce)

Leann Banks

Nantwich | Mulberry Room | Management Team Nantwich

Deputy Manager and 2 year Leader CACHE Level 3 (Diploma in Childcare and Education)

Lindsay Fox

Nantwich

Early Years Assistant

Stephanie Beeston

Nantwich | Oak Room

Early Years Teacher BA(Hons) Degree in Early Years Education & PGCE specialising in Early Years

Karen Parr

Nantwich

Cook

Sophie Smith

Nantwich

Nursery Assistant

Hayleigh Carroll

Nantwich | Mulberry Room

Senior Early Years Practitioner CACHE Level 3 (diploma in Childcare and Education)

Woodlands nursery team

Amanda Darlington

Woodlands | Management Team Woodlands

Deputy Manager BA Hons in Professional Studies in Early Years

Marina Fletcher

Woodlands | Hedgehog room

Senior Nursery Practitioner & 3rd in Charge NVQ Level 3

Steph Green

Woodlands | Owl room

Senior/Early Years Teacher & 3rd in Charge Early Years Teacher Status

Katie Drinkwater

Woodlands | Otter room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Leah Linden

Woodlands | Hedgehog room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Claudia Vick

Woodlands | Otter room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 4

Jess Brobbin

Woodlands | Rabbit room

Senior Early Years Practitioner Level 3

Nicolle Parkes

Woodlands | Owl room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 3 in Early Years

Terri Geraghty

Woodlands | Kitchen Team Woodlands

Chefs Assistant Food Hygiene Level 2

Georgina Salkeld

Woodlands | Kitchen Team Woodlands

Nursery Cook Food Hygiene Level 2

Laura Murray

Woodlands | Owl room

Early Years Practitioner BA Honours in Childhood Studies

Catherine Garner

Woodlands | Rabbit room

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 4

Kelly Parker

Woodlands | Hedgehog room

Play Worker

Louise Goodacre

Woodlands | Owl room

Nursery Teacher

Lauren O’Brien

Woodlands | Owl room

Early Years Practitioner Foundation Degree in Early Years

Karen Wawrzyniak

Woodlands | Hedgehog room

Early Years Assistant

Danielle Riley

Woodlands | Management Team Woodlands

Manager BA Hons Childhood Studies

Michele Smith

Owl room | Woodlands

Early Years Practitioner NVQ Level 3

Lucy Johnson

Woodlands | Rabbit room

Early Years Practitioner Foundation Degree in Early Years

Rosie Morgan

Woodlands | Hedgehog room

Early Years Assistant Practitioner NVQ Level 2

Ciara Burke

Woodlands | Owl room

BA Honours in Early Childhood Education & Care

Rebecca Broome-Miller

Woodlands | Hedgehog room

Early Years Practitioner

Gina Collinson

Woodlands | Hedgehog room

Early Years Practitioner Level 3 Childcare

Georgia Hammond

Woodlands | Otter room

Early Years Assistant Practitioner

Faye Bradshaw

Woodlands | Owl room

Early Years Apprentice

Denver Kirk

Woodlands | Hedgehog room

Early Years Apprentice

Chelsea McCullen

Woodlands | Owl room

Early Years Practitioner BA Hons in Childhood Studies